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Bison Day at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

Published: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 10:48 a.m. CST

The Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is inviting the public to a day of education and fun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, to celebrate celebrate Bison Day.

The event is free and open to all ages.

Bison Day festivities will be ongoing throughout the day and include guided bus tours through the bison enclosure, archeological and Native American displays, a weaver’s guild demonstration, arts and crafts, games, rope-making and a book signing by area authors.

In addition, at 2 p.m., an Iowa State University bison researcher, Peter Eyheralde, will present some of the interesting things he has learned about the bison at Neal Smith NWR. A bison chip throwing contest will complete the day’s activities, with prizes for the winners.

For more information about the event, contact Megan Wandag at (515) 994-3400 or megan_wandag@fws.gov

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this event for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, close captioning or other accommodation needs to Wandag by Sept. 13.