Malheur National Wildlife Refuge offers opportunities and guidance to educators and educational groups for on- and off-site programs. All listed programs are free and available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. All programs must be arranged in advanced.
Contact Carey Goss for more information or to make arrangements at 541-493-2612 for any of the following programs:
Duck Stamp Interactive Lesson – Refuge staff will be available
to bring the interactive Junior Duck Stamp curriculum into classrooms.
Staff will lead the hands-on activities that focus on waterfowl
habitat, anatomy, adaptations, and sketching. Junior Duck Stamp
Interactive Lesson is held in combination with the John
Scharff Migratory Bird Festival Children’s Art Contest and the
Junior Duck Stamp Conservation
and Design Program.
Center Tour & Activities – Refuge staff will be available
to lead hands-on activities at the Visitor Center and the George
Benson Memorial Museum that focus on connecting children with nature
and building awareness and understanding of how habitats are needed
by wildlife for survival. Activities are also designed to enhance
existing curriculums of local schools and are correlated to the
State learning standards.
Orientation – Refuge staff will be available at the Visitor
Center to provide an orientation on a selected topic or a general
overview of the refuge that focuses on the relationships and stewardship
responsibilities of the refuge for the environment. Selected topics
include biology, habitat, wildlife, cultural resources and management.
House Ranch Historic Tour – Refuge staff and volunteers
will be available to lead guided tours at the Historic Sod House
Ranch that focus on the history of ranch life in the 1880’s with
views of the colonial nesting birds using the historic cottonwood
LINKS TO EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Neighborhood Explorers Go Outside encourages kids to discover nature where they first encounter it, right outside their front door. This is a fun and educational tool to get kids exploring nature.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Educating for Conservation are for students of all ages and educators to explore and learn about fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats and how you can help conserve, protect, and enhance them.
U.S. Fish &
Wildlife Service, Division
of Migratory Birds: Educational Links to use as a tool for enhancing
elementary and secondary education featuring migratory birds.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Kids’ Corner is an opportunity to learn how loss of habitat and ecosystems can lead to a decline in biodiversity, and how the Endangered Species Act helps conserve endangered and threatened species.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Let’s Go Outside is an opportunity to help families and educators connect children with nature.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: National Wildlife Refuge System is the world’s premiere system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. Since President Theodore Roosevelt designated Florida’s Pelican Island as the first wildlife refuge in 1903, the System has grown to more than 96 million acres, 548 refuges and 37 wetland management districts.
U.S. Fish &
Wildlife Service: Wetlands
& Kids Educator Page is aimed at raising public awareness
of wetland values and benefits.
Please visit our Wildlife & Habitat page for more information about viewing wildlife on your refuge.