The visitor center at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, provides a hands-on introduction to the interconnected habitats and wildlife found on the refuge. Using a combination of scenic habitat recreations and interactive experiences, visitors are encouraged to observe and explore their surroundings, both in the exhibit gallery and out on the refuge’s many trails. In the exhibits, visitors can see what lives under the water, inside a dead tree and under the ground. Interactive stations let visitors leave tracks in fake mud, touch real wolf, bear and beaver pelts, and ‘Name that Bird Song’ on a virtual game show. Live-action video meets animated adventure in the ‘Be the Refuge Manager’ interactive, where visitors work with Ranger Dan to solve problems on the virtual refuge using the management tools they have learned about throughout the exhibit – and see the results of their choices, both good and bad.