The federal government shutdown forced Jackson County third-graders to shift their environmental field day from Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge to Shields Park in Seymour this week.
The field day provides environmental education to students through hands-on activity stations. Local agencies have sponsored the event for more than 15 years.
The refuge’s abundance of trees, fields, wetlands and wildlife set the stage for the event until this fall. The closure also forced Muscatatuck Wildlife Society to cancel today’s annual Log Cabin Day at the refuge.
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