Let nature be your teacher. - William Wordsworth

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is a living classroom for curious students. We offer Educational Use Permits which waive Refuge fees for school groups with an approved field trip curriculum focused on the Refuge. If your field visit is formally structured, with an approved course of study focusing on the natural environment and our role in it, the entrance fee will be waived. If your visit is primarily recreational in nature, an entry fee will be required. The entry fee is $3 per group of four adults, children under 16 are free. For more information about obtaining an Educational Use Permit call (360) 457-8451.

Suggestions for Course of Study

History of Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge  

What is a National Wildlife Refuge?

Why is it a Refuge; who established it and when?

Why does the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have rules and regulations for the Refuge?

The New Dungeness Lighthouse

Native Americans and the Dungeness Spit

Geology of Dungeness Spit

The Spit as wildlife habitat

How the Spit was formed

Weather and the Spit

The Dungeness River and the Spit

Wildlife of Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

What birds are on the Refuge and when?

Mammals on Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Insects, snakes, frogs, and other animals of the Refuge

Plants of Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Woodland and forest plants, and how animals (including humans) use them

Plants on the Spit and how animals use them

Marine environment of Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Marine plants

Marine mammals

Other marine animals on the Refuge or in the surrounding waters