Free Environmental Education ProgramsOutdoor classrooms give students the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while promoting an understanding of wildlife conservation. Classes are offered at the main unit of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, as well as on the Matagorda Island unit. Programs are designed for school groups of all ages, including high school and university students, environmental education organizations and the general public. Environmental education courses are aligned with the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for Science. Free of charge, refuge staff and volunteers are available to visit your classroom, organization or community group for a presentation. Environmental Education Classes Offered at Aransas Environmental Education Classes Offered at Matagorda Island unit Helpful Information Reservations should be made at least three weeks in advance. The refuge offers resources and programs for teachers and students. Educational opportunities focus on wildlife, wildlife habitat management, history and local ecology. Educational Resources
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The Matagorda Island Unit of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is part of long chain of barrier islands that extend down the Texas coastline. This rugged landscape is host or home to many amazing wildlife species, including whooping cranes, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, reddish egrets, alligators and coyotes.