Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Southwest Region, California, Nevada & Klamath Basin


Environmental Education

Exploring Your Watershed workshopThe Environmental Education Program provides educators in nearby communities a very special opportunity to add an "outdoor classroom" component to their yearly curriculum with field trips to the Complex. If you are within a 90-mile radius of Fallon, our staff is available to come into your classroom for personal instruction on wetlands and related biology. We have a variety of other resources such as videos, informational literature, and a friendly voice to answer any questions.

Photo: Teachers and students participate in Exploring Your Watershed workshop on the refuge, testing water quality and identifying macroinvertebrates.

Teacher Resources

Special Programs

  • Have you heard about the Shorebird Sister Schools Program? The SSSP provides a forum for everyone to discuss, present information, and learn about shorebirds. You can track & report their migration, distribution, food habits, behavior, and habitat use. The program is active in 23 countries and 36 U.S. states. Join in a pen pal exchange between your school and a school in another part of the country or the world. You can learn not only about the difference in habitats and wetland ecosystems, but about their culture too!
  • Stillwater has partnered with the Shadow a Swan Program (external link) . This interactive web site enables students to utilize satellite tracking technology, practice data collection, investigate habitat needs of swans, and links to talk to scientists. Check it out!!!
  • Join us for the annual Spring Wings Bird Festival where we have tours and special activities designed "just for kids".
  • Feeling artistic? Enter the annual Junior Duck Stamp competition through your local school. Contact us if you need more information. View the JDS curriculum This file is 5.4MB and you will need Adobe Reader to view. You may download Adobe Reader free of charge by accessing the Adobe Reader website.

    Do you have any questions about Stillwater? Ask our biologists!! For more fun, check out the US Fish and Wildlife Service's "Kids Page". Don't have time for a tour of the refuge? Take a virtual tour !! Need information on Endangered Species? This site has it all!!



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    Last updated: April 1, 2011