Request an education guide full of fun and educational activities to integrate into your curriculum throughout the year.
If you are interested in receiving training on using the Refuge's educational materials or how to take a Refuge field trip, contact the Education Coordinator for more information. Training can be designed for one-on-one assistance or for groups of teachers.
Invite Grays Harbor NWR staff into your 3rd or 4th grade classroom to engage students in interactive learning activities about local habitat, shorebirds, migration and more! Click here to download the Classroom Presentation Application (pdf file)
Visit the Refuge and extend your students' learning process beyond conventional classroom limits. Complete a field study about shorebirds and a variety of other topics. Click here to download the Field Study Application (pdf file)
Another way to get your students involved is the Shorebird Festival Poster Contest. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about shorebirds and their connection to our local ecosystem. The poster contest is open to students in grades 1-6. The Shorebird Festival takes place the last weekend in April. (If needed, you may download Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing pdf files)Click here for the 2013 Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Poster Contest guidelines (pdf file)Click here for the 2013 GHSF Poster Contest Entry Form (pdf file)Click here for a powerpoint presentation of shorebirds and shorebird habitat (ppt file)This has great pictures of shorebirds to help students with their posters!For more information about the education program, contact Fox Trowbridge or Lindsay Loftin, Grays Harbor NWR Education Coordinator, at: Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refugec/o Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge100 Brown Farm RoadOlympia, WA 98516Phone: (360) 753-9467 Email: email@example.com (through the end of August, 2012), firstname.lastname@example.org (beginning September 2012)
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Most of the world's population of Western Sandpipers move through Grays Harbor estuary, some spending two to five days.