By incorporating Environmental Education curriculum, teachers
can integrate science, math, language arts, and history into one interactive
lesson. Environmental Education helps students understand how their decisions
and actions affect the environment and facilitates the ability to connect,
respect and appreciate nature. Taking a class outside or bringing nature
indoors provides an excellent context for learning and fosters a new generation
of informed stewards for the planet.
The Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge offers free
environmental education programs to residents of Mohave and La Paz counties. Schools,
girl and boy scouts, homeschools and nature clubs are welcome to experience
Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge with their students or members.
Our staff offers free field trips or classroom visits and will work with you to
develop a program that fits your curriculum needs.
Free Field Trips
Bill Williams River is a great place to explore, learn and
enjoy all that the wonderful outdoors has to offer. Bring your students to the
refuge so they can get a hands-on, outdoor experience with a variety of
songbirds, migratory waterfowl, mammals and reptiles found at our refuge. Our
visitor center has displays so students can see the ecology of the area. Our
environmental education center can accommodate large groups for presentations
in a comfortable setting. Accessible trails allow students to explore using
their senses, rounding out the education experience.
Free Classroom Presentations
Your students can experience the refuge and the Mohave Desert
without ever leaving the classroom. A visit from refuge staff can supplement
your classroom curriculum and provide a fun way for your students to learn
about the environment around them. Utilizing Arizona state standards for
education, our programs are curriculum-based and often include a hands-on
activity for your students.
Lessons for both field trips and classroom visits
Contact the refuge to schedule a visit at (928) 667-4144 or email email@example.com for more
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Along Arizona's rivers is where 80% of the state's plant and wildlife species can be found. These riparian corridors support an incredible diversity of species.