Serving Urban Audiences
More than 100 of the National Wildlife Refuge System's 562 refuges serve metropolitan areas. Thirteen of these urban refuges receive more than 200,000 visitors each year. There are national wildlife refuges within 25 miles of San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Charleston, New York City, Hartford, Minneapolis, New Orleans and other U.S. cities.
|Kids enjoy fishing at Masonville Cove in Baltimore, an urban wildlife refuge partnership site.|
Credit: National Aquarium
Many urban refuges host free public events each month and help neighborhood schools teach children about nature and science. Read about what's happening on several of these refuges here.
Bringing Environmental Education to Diverse Audiences
February 27, 2015