Many people within Guam’s educational community have described the Guam National Wildlife Refuge Ritidian Unit as serene, yet a vibrant and a historically and culturally rich learning place.
The Nature Center has been described as the “core of enlightenment” for all ages. The Nature Center features four 16-foot murals depicting the different types of geology and various habitats found at the Refuge. The murals describe life on Guam before and after contact with the outside world. Information on panels is written in English and Guam’s native Chamorro language. An interactive panel complete with birdcall recordings, which represent Guam’s native birds some of which are extirpated or extinct. Preserving and protecting Guam’s remaining native flora and fauna along with educating the public about the importance wildlife conservation are the priority of the Guam National Wildlife Refuge.
Educational program presentations are conducted both on and off the Refuge and are in age/grade specific format.
Turtle Watch Volunteer
Training – In partnership with the Government of Guam Division of Aquatic
and Wildlife Resources
Turtle Talks/Eco Walks - (School Aged Program K-12)
Guided Nature Walks and Cave Tours
Community Outreach - Presentation of purpose and mission of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Guam National Wildlife Refuge.
Medicinal Plant identification with the assistance of native Suruhanas/Suruhanos (Traditional Medicine Women/Men)