School Outreach


Don’t have enough money for a field experience? Your students can study and understand various aspects of the Refuge without ever leaving your classroom. The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge staff can bring a powerpoint presentation or lecture to you! With prearrangement and on a case by case basis, schedule a visit to supplement your classroom curriculum. See presentation titles below. Florida Next Generation Standards are listed below each lesson. Even though all the standards are not listed, most powerpoints programs are suitable for grades 3 through 12.

~ Year-round (Tuesday – Thursday) 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

~ 60 minute program

~ FREE

~ Multiple classes and grade preferred from each school

~ Call Interpretive Specialist Serena Rinker at 561.735.6029 for reservations.

~ ALL programs can be adapted to serve the special needs classes

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – An Overview

Students will better comprehend this important water resource of the northern Everglades – Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge through these powerpoint slides.

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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – Exotics

Students will learn the difference between invasive and exotic and that there are not only invasive animals but also plant species that are calling the Refuge and Florida home by viewing this powerpoint presentation.

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Wildland Fire Fighting

Encounter firsthand the process to become a wildland fire-fighter and experience what it feels like to be a female wildland fire-fighter on three (3) Oregon wild fires in this powerpoint presentation.

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Python Patrol Training

Burmese pythons are an increasing threat to the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, the Everglades, and south Florida. In this powerpoint presentation, students will discover and study the species and learn how scientists are managing this snake in the Everglades ecosystem.

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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – Water Quality

Do you have what it takes to be a water quality scientist? Travel on a journey in the day of the life of a water quality team member. During this powerpoint presentation, students will learn about the water quality issues beset on the Everglades ecosystem, especially the Refuge.

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Scatology 101
Join us as we explore what wildlife excrete and become fascinated by all scientists can learn about making simple observations while documenting data for further study. Refuge staff has over 25 specimens (not necessarily all Florida species) that will be on view.

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