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This activity is organized by Exploring Families for its members. Non-members (guests) can also attend one Exploring Families sponsored event, such as this one. Pre-registration and pre-payment (if applicable) for each activity for guests and members is required here: www.ExploringFamilies.com. Full Summer and School Year Members can attend as many activities as they want. For guests, your first activity with Exploring Families is complimentary. Try an Exploring Families tour or trip before you become a Member. (If there is an activity fee (ex: museum entrance fee), the attendees must pay the fee, whether they are an Exploring Families member or one time guest.)
Meet at the Turnbull classroom at 7:30 pm. Please be ready to begin your adventure at 7:30 pm.
Your adventure begins in the Turnbull classroom/museum/education center with fun and games. Then you head outside for a nocturnal wonders hike that includes more games. Your guide will have some wildlife callers which he will use to see what wildlife will answer back.
Turnbull NWR is located on the eastern edge of the Columbia River Basin, known as the Channeled Scablands. This rugged terrain supports an unusual pattern of wetlands, rock, ponderosa pine and aspen forests, grassland, and shrub-steppe habitat. This mosaic provides important habitat for migrating and breeding waterfowl and other water birds. The upland habitat, primarily ponderosa pine/grassland mixed with exposed basalt cliffs and areas of meadow and shrub-steppe, supports a large variety of wildlife. More than 200 different kinds of birds have been recorded in this area. Mammals include elk, mule and white-tailed deer, coyote, badger, porcupine, muskrat, beaver, and 10 species of bats. Turnbull's environmental education program promotes the development of an educated and informed constituency, pro-active in protecting and restoring natural ecosystems. Visitors can view mounted birds and mammals and other natural history exhibits in the museum/education center. This field trip is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the ecology and natural history of eastern Washington and to experience wildlife in a way that only the National Wildlife Refuge System can offer.
Ages: All ages. Accommodations can be made for wheelchairs and strollers.
What to wear/bring: flashlight or headlamp (optional), insect repellant, water, weather appropriate clothes and shoes
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Exploring Families offers abundant activities, terrific tours, fantastic field trips, and spectacular special events helping students explore, discover, and learn outside of school time and beyond the books. We specialize in a great variety of educational activities with a S.T.E.M. focus (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Our trips, tours, and events take place all year long. Many of our activities are free. Exploring Families welcomes all kids and families! Our tours, trips, and events are in the Inland Northwest: the greater Spokane area, Eastern Washington, and North Idaho.