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Since its establishment in 1972, the refuge has worked with area educators to provide educational opportunities for their students. Our programs provide teachers with the information, skills, and resources to incorporate the environment into their curriculum and to utilize the refuge as an outdoor classroom as well as engage students in hands-on activities that inspire and connect them directly to nature. "Connecting People to Nature" is a national program and priority of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The refuge environmental education program consists of the following:

The refuge offers activity guides, videos, and reference materials on the environment to assist educators in preparing classroom or field lessons at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014
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