All fourth grade students in Pacific County learn vocabulary, wildlife facts and observation skills to become Refuge Explorers. Refuge staff and volunteers from Friends of Willapa NWR visit classrooms to teach hand's-on lessons about the National Wildlife Refuge System, refuge habitats, web of life and change. Each 1-hour lesson brings wildlife samples into the classroom, supports small group learning, and is aligned with academic standards. The program culminates in a field trip to the refuge.
Watch a video about the education program.
Review the Program's Key Concepts