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Winter Animal Homes 2009

Children take a nature walk at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Children take a nature walk at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Date: November 30, 2009
Contact: Julia Clebsch, 718-318-3482

When winter arrives, where do wild animals go? Bring your children, ages 4 to 8, to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge from 1 PM to 2 PM and find out. Listen to a winter story, enjoy a short nature walk with a ranger, and create an edible decoration for the birds and animals! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Call (718) 318-4340 between 9 AM and 5 PM for information and to make a reservation. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, a unit of Gateway National Recreation Area, is located in Queens between Howard Beach and Broad Channel.

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