Throughout the year, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge offers Environmental Education Workshops to help orient you to the refuge, to familiarize you with the outdoor classroom sites, trails, and interpretive facilities, and to introduce you to sample activities which can be utilized with your students. It is highly recommended that you attend one of these sessions so that you will be better prepared to assist your students in outdoor classroom activities.
When you attend the workshop, you will be provided with a folder of materials designed to introduce you to the educational resources available at the refuge including library resources (videos and publications), and equipment resources. It is also possible to earn teacher certification points from this workshop.
If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact Outdoor Recreation Planner, Walter Tegge by calling (757) 301‐7329 ext.162 or emailing her at email@example.com.
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The American black duck is a priority species and indicator for the fall-winter migration. While their plumage is actually a very dark brown the birds appear black from any distance. Look for a small iridescent purple speculum (wing patch) when the duck is in flight to help identify these winter visitors. The best time to spot black ducks is from November to February out on Back Bay or in the impoundments on a winter tour with the Blue Goose Tram.