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Summer students visit Deep Fork NWR

Region 2, June 6, 2012
Dewar Summer School students at Deep Fork NWR
Dewar Summer School students at Deep Fork NWR - Photo Credit: n/a

Dewar Summer School students visited Deep Fork NWR on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 for a tour and to learn about geocaching on Refuges. The 38 students and eight teachers visited the Refuge from 9:30 a.m. until noon.


On Friday, June 8, the students returned to the Refuge to participate in different types of Archery. Volunteers assisted the Visitor Services specialist with providing a competition shoot and teaching the students about the Archery in the Schools program. A 3-D animal target shoot was also provided for the students to learn about shot placement on animal targets.

The Dewar School District currently does not participate in the Archery in the Schools program. The Assistant Principal for the School attended this activity and asked why Dewar hasn't been participating in the program in the past. The staff told him we didn't know why they hadn't participated in the past, but that we will assist them in any way possible to bring this program to their school. One student said it was the best field trip she had ever been on!

Contact Info: Lori Jones, 505-248-6484, lori_jones@fws.gov