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

  
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School Visits, Field Trips: Stillwater refuge can come to you, or you can schedule a tour of the refuge. Contact Refuge Staff for more information at 775-423-5128.
 
Spring Wings Festival Saturday Family Fun: come to Oats Park from 10am to 5pm on Saturday May 14th to see live demonstrations, play nature game, make nature crafts, visit the hands-on display booths, and learn about birding!
 
Begining Birding: The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of Eastern North America - teach kids of all ages the fun and excitement of discovering the birds of your backyard, school, city, park, downtown mall, any place!
 
Adventures with Jonny is actually 3 books in one - a fun fishing story, an adults' guide to taking kids fishing, and a student journal to describe their fishing adventure.
 
Children and Nature Network: learn how to start your own family nature club with ideas for free or low-cost activities for all ages. Get connected and Get Outside!
 
I Love Dirt!: a wonderful 52pg book full of ideads and resources to get kids outside and exploring!
 
Let's Go Chipper by IAGMedia.net: a DVD activity book that teaches younger children about the enjoying and respecting nature.
 
Lost Lady Bug Project: find out what you can do to help native lady bug beetles survive. Project website explains how to find, document, and photograph, and document lady bugs.
 
Project NestWatch, and Project FeederWatch: both projects are run through the Cornell Ornithology Lab and involve citizens to help monitor, record, observe, photograph wild birds in nests or at feeders.
 
The Green Hour: from the National Wildlife Federation; comprehensive resource for linking kids to the natural world through unstructured play and outdoor interaction at least an hour every day.
 
A great attraction for bird watching is how little is required in terms of equipment, comfy shoes, a field guide, and a decent pair of binoculars.  Enjoy a virtual field trip to get some ideas and resources that can help kids “get a grip” on using binoculars.
 
Teacher Resources
 

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Last updated: April 6, 2011