Outreach and Education
Why is outreach and education important?
Research shows us that outreach and environmental education has a host of benefits for children, schools, and our families. Just a few of these include: enhancing creativity, imagination and critical thinking skills; helping students make connections between the classroom and the real world; and developing an appreciation and respect for the environment while promoting healthy lifestyles and strengthening communities.
What do we do?
The program seeks to educate, inform, and improve the public’s awareness to promote a better understanding of the role each of us plays in the environment. The outreach and education program offers presentations to area schools, scout troops, youth organizations, environmental fairs, and hosts its annual the Fish & Wildlife Festival—a free family event showcasing local environmental organizations and hands-on activities for children.