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POSTED: December 12, 2011 1:44 p.m.

Visitors recently have seen bear and bobcat at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, making this an ideal time to visit and participate in the refuge’s guided activities.
All activities start inside the east entrance of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, seven miles southwest of Folkston, off the Okefenokee Parkway South (Ga. 121/23).

Nature Ninja

Do you have what it takes to leave no trace and be a nature ninja? Join a ranger in the picnic pavilion near the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center and prove that you can do it. Bring sturdy shoes and water.
Activity schedule:
• 11 a.m.-noon Sunday, Dec. 11
• 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 17
• 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 31

A Tale of Two Trees
Why are we cutting down the trees with the blue paint? Aren’t all trees good? Join a ranger  for a PowerPoint presentation in the Environmental Education Classroom next to Okefenokee Adventures.
Activity schedule:
• 11 a.m.-noon Sunday, Dec. 18

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:
Fire’s Regenerative Power in Okefenokee
Is fire a creative power or a destructive force? Join a ranger for a PowerPoint presentation in the environmental education classroom next to Okefenokee Adventures.
Activity schedule:
• 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 24

Movie Night ‘Swamp Girl’
Join rangers at the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center Theater as they watch “Swamp Girl,” filmed in the Okefenokee. Light refreshments will be provided.
Activity schedule:
• 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30

Swamp Life is More Than Fun and Games
Activity schedule:
• 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11
• 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18

Animal Olympics
Activity schedule:
• 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17

Struggles, Survival and Success
Activity schedule:
• 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17
• 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24
• 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31

Alligator!
Activity schedule:
• 1-1:30 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 31

 

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