Teachers can obtain material for each of the four lesson plans, as well as other information necessary to prepare the class before the visit to the refuge from the Bombay Hook website and click on For Educators or by contacting Tina Watson, Outdoor Recreational Planner at 302-653-6872. It is expected that there will be classroom preparation before the visit as well as follow-up after visit so that this can be a successful learning experience.
One day training programs for teachers, scout leaders, and volunteers are held periodically to prepare those in charge of visiting classes or groups. Contact Tina Watson, Outdoor Recreational Planner at 302-653-6872 for information about the training programs.
A twelve-mile auto trail winds through the diverse habitat areas of the refuge and connects with the five walking trails. The Visitor’s Facility at the entrance to the refuge includes administrative office, restrooms, an auditorium, exhibits, and a Refuge Store. Picnic tables are located outdoors and adjacent to the Visitor’s Facility. No food or beverages are available on the refuge. Students, teachers, chaperones, and bus drivers must bring boxed lunches. There are no restroom facilities on the refuge other then those in the Visitor’s Facility. All activities are outdoors, except for videos and staff talks which are held in the auditorium of the Visitor’s Facility.
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REGULAR AREA – The back part of the refuge, Finis and Bear Swamp Areas, is closed December 16 and 19, 2013 all day for shotgun. It is closed January 6 and 24, 2014 all day. It is closed on December 14, 2013 until 1:00 pm for the Young Waterfowlers Hunt.
HEADQUARTERS AREA – The front part of the refuge, Raymond and Shearness Areas, is closed December 18, 2013 all day for shotgun.