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Upcoming Events 

January 26, 2018 -
Friends of Turnbull NWR Board Orientation Meeting/TNWR Staff winter BBQ; joint meeting12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

April 7, 2018 - Beginning Bird Watching Class #1; EE Classroom; 9:00am

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Beginning Bird Watching Class

Sponsored by Friends of Turnbull and Spokane Audubon Society in collaboration.

Three classes - choose one that fits your schedule.

April 7, 2018

May 5, 2018

June 2, 2018

The classes will be a hands-on chance to learn about tools and tips for observing, and identifying what you see in a fun walk.

The classes will include:
1) recognizing size, shape, beak, color, and habitat to identify birds,
2) instruction and practice using binoculars,
3) using field guides,
4) birds to look for at Turnbull NWR, walking around Pine Lake trail.

 

 

Family Scavenger Hunts on the Refuge - The Kids Wildlife Viewing backpacks are available to enhance your visit to the Refuge on weekends. They may be checked out and borrowed for a hike on the Refuge during the hours that the Friends of Turnbull Nature Store is open. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.Go into the Nature Store in the Refuge Administration Building to check them out, and return to the store when finished. Download the Kids Scavenger Hunt here. TNWR Kids Scavenger Hunt


 


While Friends of Turnbull activities are free, donations to Friends of Turnbull help keep them going. The Friends of Turnbull is a 501 c3 organization which helps to fund the educational programs for schools and the general public on the Refuge. There is an FOT donation box in the Nature Store.

The National Wildlife Refuges have "free admission days" for 2017:

February – Presidents’ Day Weekend
September 30 – National Public Lands Day
October 9 – First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week
November 11-13 – Veterans Day weekend

Head outdoors and enjoy one of the country’s most magical places!