Fourth Grade Environmental Education Program
|Over a three-day period in late spring, Willapa
National Wildlife Refuge hosts students from regional schools. Friends
of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and Willapa National Wildlife
Refuge annually co-sponsor this educational event as part of their
4th grade environmental education program staffed by volunteers from the Friends and Refuge staff.
The field trip is a culmination of an on-going program where fourth
graders learn about the refuge system, habitat, adaptations, bird identification, food webs, and
habitat change and management as Friends volunteers and Refuge staff visit classrooms. All activities
are hands-on and aligned to Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASLs).
Each classroom activity takes about one hour. If you are a school in the southwestern Washington or
northwestern Oregon area and would like to get your classroom involved,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Watch a Video About Our Education Program!
-Video by Rollin Bannow-
Download Lesson Plans & Workbooks
Lesson 1 - A National Wildlife Refuge in Your Backyard
Lesson 2 - The Neighbors, Who Lives on the Refuge
Lesson 3 - Everything is Connected in the Web of Life
Lesson 4 - Change Happens
Field Trip - Long Island Expedition
Special Thanks to Friends of Willapa NWR Members and refuge volunteers who make this program a success!
Dorothy Antilla, Susan Bissell, Wade Cogdill, Ed Darcher, John Epler, Carolyn Glenn, Gretchen Goodsen, Joanne Jambor, Dr. Madeline Kalbach, Hannah Liles, Melanie Liles, Liz Mulligan, Sandy Neilson, Beverly Olson, Don Parsons, Margaret Parsons, Rose Power, Michael Spencer, Alice Slevoigh, Curt Stephens, Karen Stephens, and Patricia Wilson.
AMEC Earth & Environmental, Rollin Bannow, Jackie Ferrier, Dr. Madeline Kalbach, Shawn Schmelzer, Julie Tennis, Suzy Whittey, and Duncan Wurm
Other Classroom Programs and Field Trips
you are an educator and would like to bring your class to Willapa
NWR or have Refuge staff come to your classroom, please contact
us at email@example.com or 360/484-3482.