In the fall of 2010, the Refuge launched a new mobile visitor center known as the Watershed On Wheels, or WOW Express. The WOW Express includes a full immersion trailer that lets people experience plants and animals from habitats found in the Connecticut River Watershed. A second trailer contains several educational kiosks and interactive displays. In partnership with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (http://vinsweb.org/), the WOW Express will once again be traveling to festivals and other events as well as schools in 2012. Contact 413.658.5403 to find out more about scheduling an event or when the WOW Express will be in your area. You can learn more about the WoW Express by watching this short video, and reading this recent article. To find out how to reserve the WoW Express for your school or event, click here.
Anyone interested in scheduling the WoW Express can enhance the educational experience by using the following documents as guides:
You can follow the activities of the Wow Express on the Friends of Conte Facebook page.
Photos of the Wow Express and the Refuge in general can be found on the Conte Refuge Flickr page.