National wildlife refuges provide wonderful outdoor classrooms for students of all ages. Programs fulfilling state standards of learning are available for schools visiting on field trips. Topics for field trips include sea turtle conservation, a pond explorers program, marsh nature hike and more. Refuge staff may also be available to visit your school, civic league or community group to conduct a program if a field trip is not possible. Other programs, especially summer sessions, strive to educate today’s visiting public and youth about the refuge, ecology of Back Bay and the mission of national wildlife refuges.
Learn more about environmental education opportunities.