Environmental Education at the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex:
Environmental Education plays a key role in providing understanding and appreciation for the mission of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the management of the Klamath Basin Refuges. The Refuge offers cross-curriculum lesson plans that teach not only science but math, reading, and all areas of study! Currently the Refuge has a k-12 Refuge Birding Curriculum and a k-8 Refuge Wetlands Curriculum which include a wide variety of lessons that can be adapted to what students are learning in the classroom. Refuge staff understands the importance of making each field trip relevant to what is being taught in the classroom and will tailor field trips to meet those needs.
In addition to the lessons that are available, there are a number of resources available on-site to meet the needs of each field trip including: Kindle Fires with field guides, dip nets, bug boxes, binoculars, and much more! The Dave Menke Environmental Education Center is located across the street from the Visitor Center on the edge of the Discovery Marsh which provides a wonderful space for students that is conducive to learning as well.
The Refuge encourages educators with students of ALL AGES to take advantage of the environmental education opportunities available. Bus Funding may also be available upon request! So don’t hesitate to contact the Refuge today to find out more or to schedule your next class field trip.
Contact: Hallie Rasmussen – Visitor Services Manager for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-667-2231
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In spring songbird season, birders like to spot the colorful Western tanager in and around Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.