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Refuge Resources for Teachers

Visit the Refuge!

The Refuge offers many resources to assist in planning and to ensure that you make the most of your field trip. You may access the Refuge resource library, containing: videos, educator's guides, reference books, and children's books some which may be checked out. We also recommend that teachers visit the Refuge and walk the trails prior to their field trip. The Refuge Office is open Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4:00pm. Call the Education Coordinator, Danika Didur-Tate at (360) 753-9467 or e-mail at to make an appointment.

Lesson Planning Assistance

The Refuge Environmental Education Coordinator is available to meet with teachers and group leaders to help plan field trips. This staff member can recommend activities and places to go on the Refuge that will help you achieve your learning objectives.

Orientation Talks

Refuge volunteers are available upon request to give a brief (15-20 minutes) orientation program to groups with reservations. In order for the refuge staff and volunteers to adapt their orientation program to address your teaching goals. To request an orientation talk, complete and submit a field trip reservation form.

Environmental Education Center

The Refuge's Environmental Education Center has two classrooms, a common room for opening and closing sessions, bathrooms, a covered deck and outdoor amphitheater. School groups may reserve use of the space by completing the field trip reservation packet.

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2016
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