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April 5, 2014

Programs at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will be offering the following free public programs during the month of April. Many of the refuge programs require registration. Registration is not confirmed until the registrant receives a phone call from a member of the refuge staff.

Contact the refuge at 978-465-5753 with questions.

“Up Close and Personal” Refuge Tour

Sunday, April 6 at 1 p.m; Friday, April 11 at 1 p.m.; Saturday, April 12 at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, April 13 at 1 p.m.; Friday, April 18 at 1 p.m.; Saturday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m.; Friday, April 25 at 1 p.m.; Saturday, April 26 at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m.; and Monday, April 28 at 1 p.m.

Join a refuge ranger for an “up close and personal” tour of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The tour will be conducted via refuge van, with several brief “drive by” stops along the way. The tour will provide an insider’s perspective of the refuge through the multiple lenses of the cultural history of Plum Island and the Great Marsh, native wildlife and their habitats, and the role of refuge management in the conservation of these precious natural resources.

This guided two hour program is most appropriate for older teens and adults. Binoculars and/or a camera are recommended, but not required. Meet the ranger in the lobby of the Refuge visitor center 15 minutes prior to the program start time. Each session is limited to 8 participants; no more than 4 individuals per sign-up.

Registration is required for this program, as enrollment is limited. Be advised that individual tours may be subject to cancellation.

“Maker Madness” at the Parker River Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Sunday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Here’s a one day event that will provide an opportunity to explore the refuge by hi-tech device. Through April 7, geocachers around the world will join together to celebrate the people in their community who make geocaching possible. Stop by the refuge visitor center to join in the “Maker Madness” geocaching fun.

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