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Roaming Free: Lots of little visitors to the Refuge

From the bloggers at Roaming Free

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, lots of school kids study the history of American Indians. Since our Wildlife Refuge includes a historic Indian mound belonging to the Santee Indians, we’re a popular location for field trips, and we had a couple of groups visit in the days before Thanksgiving.

Our first school group included Pre-schoolers, 1st graders and 7th graders. Marcie, the Refuge Manager, had an itinerary planned for the morning that included time in the Visitor Center, a nature hike and a visit to the Indian Mound. She called in almost all of the volunteers for help – Maria and I were assigned to the Visitor Center, Tom and Mike were in charge of the nature hike, and Marcie and Frank would talk to the groups about the history of the Indian Mound. After all three groups had been to each of the three locations, they would all gather on the deck at the Visitor Center for lunch. Marcie’s son was on of our little visitors, so I helped her out by taking pictures.

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