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Welcome to “FUN-bruary” at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge! All those who are young and young at heart are invited to participate in this month’s events, presented in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Barbara Michel is visitor services coordinator at both the Moapa Valley and Pahranagat refuge centers of the Great Basin Institute. She invites everyone to “join us every Saturday in February to learn about the amazing wildlife in our desert ecosystem. Each program will be held at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge visitor center.”

Michel said the month-long “FUN-bruary” program is “designed for children ages 5-10, but all ages are welcome. All of the programs will follow a similar format. First learning about the animals in an interactive way, then a craft project for the kids to do, and every week the kids will be able to leave with something tangible they get to make during the program to take home with them. And hopefully, they’ll leave with some knowledge about the natural resources that we have around here.”

All programs are free and open to the public.

The schedule is:

Feb. 3, 10-10:45 a.m: Owls

Feb. 10, 3-3:45: Desert tortoise

Feb. 17, 10-10:45: Bird eggs and nests

Feb. 24, 10-10:45: Dragonflies and damselflies