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New classrooms arrive at wildlife refuge

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 Special to the Citizen

There is a new arrival at the Lower Suwannee Refuge Office and it’s a large classroom building. 

Staff will soon build a deck so the large double doors can open onto an outdoor learning area.  

Homeschoolers, clubs, 4-H, scouts, as well as schools on field trips will be welcomed into the new learning space.

“I’m thrilled with the new classroom,” said Ranger Pam Darty.  

“Soon, it will be stocked with back packs, field guides and binoculars, we’ll have a powerful spotting scope,  skeletons and skulls of native species,  microscopes,  games,  mounted animals, paints, cameras,  native bee blocks to observe and even some toys for toddlers.  

“Our first homeschool group has already made their reservation.”

To make reservations for the classroom, or for more information about free Refuge programs, call 352-493-0238, ext 223.