Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge offers Environmental Education Workshops to help orient educators to the refuge, to familiarize you with the outdoor classroom sites, trails, and interpretive facilities, and to introduce you to sample activities which can be utilized with your students. It is highly recommended that you attend a session so that you will be better prepared to assist your students in outdoor classroom activities.
When you attend the workshop, you will be provided with a folder or binder of materials designed to introduce you to the educational programs and equipment resources. It is also possible to earn teacher certification points from this workshop.
If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact Visitor Services Specialist, Erica Locher, by calling (757) 301‐7329 ext.3106 or emailing Erica_Locher@fws.gov.
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Sometimes called sea hawks, ospreys are fish-eating raptors common to shorelines and coasts. They are often seen perched in large nests built of sticks or hunting over shallow waters. These birds carry their prey head-first from the water to a nearby area (such as a telephone pole or other structure) to feed.