Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131

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News Release

November 30, 2012

Photo Release: New National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center Invites Students

Students at new Visitor Center

Manteo Elementary School fifth-graders recently spent a day exploring the new National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge on the mainland.  During their time at the Visitor Center, students participated in scavenger hunts on the wildlife trail and in the exhibit hall.  Students shown here enjoyed learning about the wildlife in the area and finding out where birds go when they migrate.  One student mentioned how the exhibits hall made her feel, “like I was in the woods.”  Educators interested in planning a field trip are encouraged to contact Cindy Heffley at 252-475-4180 or cindy_heffley@fws.gov.  Anyone interested in volunteering to help with education programs should contact Tracey Rock at 252-473-1131 x227 or tracey_rock@fws.gov.

Photo Credit: Glennon/USFWS


Students at Creef Cut

Manteo Elementary School fifth-graders recently spent a day exploring the new National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge on the mainland. Students were able to go outside and enjoy the Creef Cut Wildlife Trail while searching for items on a scavenger hunt.  Feedback from the students was very positive.  One mentioned how peaceful it was outside while another thought it was fun looking and learning.  Technology Coordinator Carol Dunn provided students with IPads to record their time spent on the trail. Educators interested in planning a field trip are encouraged to contact Cindy Heffley at 252-475-4180 or cindy_heffley@fws.gov.  Anyone interested in volunteering to help with education programs are asked to contact Tracey Rock at 252-473-1131 x227 or tracey_rock@fws.gov.

Photo Credit: Cook/USFWS


Students in refuge tram

Manteo Elementary School fifth-graders recently spent a day exploring the new National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge on the mainland.  Students enjoyed learning about the refuge while riding aboard the refuge tram.  Many birds and black bears were spotted along the way.  Skulls and pelts were passed around so the they could better understand the various critters.  Although it was a chilly day, the participants had a great time getting outside.  Educators interested in planning a field trip are encouraged to contact Cindy Heffley at 252-475-4180 or cindy_heffley@fws.gov.  Anyone interested in volunteering to help with education programs are asked to contact Tracey Rock at 252-473-1131 x227 or tracey_rock@fws.gov.

Photo Credit: Heffley/USFWS