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The Field Trip Program

Field Trip Program

The field trip is a wonderful opportunity for students and teachers to learn about the ecology and natural history of eastern Washington and to experience wildlife in a way that only the National Wildlife Refuge System can offer.

From April through the Fall, free field trips are offered for school and civic groups. Thousands of students visit the refuge during the spring to experience our environmental education program. During the field trip, students learn about animal adaptations in the refuge's museum like classroom, discover the underwater wonders of aquatic invertebrates and explore the habitats found on the refuge. Our summer program includes field trips, tours, day camps, and other activities customized to fit your needs. The Fall Field Trip Project extends the outdoor experience into the autumn months with field trip and night hike activities. All grades are welcome to participate.

 

Scheduling 

Please contact the Refuge for scheduling all field trips and any other environmental education activities. The environmental education and winter outreach programs are offered for free, however, an entrance fee waiver must be completed for all EE activities conducted on the Refuge.

 
To schedule a field trip or a winter outreach program, please call the refuge's environmental education classroom at (509) 235-4700 ext. 231 and ask for our EE AmeriCorps intern, Maxwell Olsen. For further information on the refuge's environmental education program, contact Sandy Rancourt, Visitor Services Manager, at (509) 235-4723, ext. 228.
 
Educators! Several pre and post activities are available to supplement your field trip experience:
 
 

Pre & Post Activities (Grades K-1st)  

Adopt a Tree 

Birds and Caterpillars 

Create an Animal 

Protective Coloration 

Songs and Raps 

The Thicket Game 

Where's My Habitat?  

 

Pre & Post Activities (Grades 2nd-3rd)  

Adopt a Tree 

Birds and  Caterpillars 

Blind Hunter 

Create an Animal 

Marsh Market 

Protective Coloration 

Songs and Raps 

The Thicket Game 

Wetland in a Pan 

What's That, Habitat? 

Where's My Habitat? 

 

Pre & Post Activities (Grades 4th-6th)  

Adaptation Artistry 

Adopt a Tree 

Birds and Caterpillars 

Blind Hunter 

Create a National Wildlife Refuge 

Create an Animal 

Habitat Lap Sit 

Marsh Market 

Riparian Rampage 

Songs and Raps 

The Thicket Game 

Wetland in a Pan 

Where's My Habitat? 

 

Pre & Post Activities (Grades 7th-8th)  

Adaptation Artistry 

Adopt a Tree 

Blind Hunter 

Create a National Wildlife Refuge 

Create an Animal 

Habitat Lap Sit 

Marsh Market 

Riparian Rampage 

Wetland in a Pan 

 

Pre & Post Activities (Grades 9th-12th)  

Adaptation Artistry 

Create a National Wildlife Refuge 

Create an Animal 

Habitat Lap Sit 

Riparian Rampage 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: May 02, 2013
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