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Field Trip Reservation Form

Field Trip Reservation Form-College and University

Each year approximately 8,000 students, teachers, and group leaders visit Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR. The Refuge offers an invaluable opportunity for students to experience and learn about the natural world.  The Refuge is a popular place and reservations for educational groups are required. So, call the Education Coordinator or complete and submit a Field Trip Reservation Form to schedule your field trip.  The Education Program has something for all school age groups.

Reservation forms are processed on a first-come first-served basis. You must submit a complete field trip reservation form and receive a confirmation form from a refuge educator to reserve a date.

Reservation Forms for March through the end of the school year are not accepted until the second Monday in January.

Please call or email with questions regarding field trip reservations.

Education Coordinator 


  • Refuge Resources for Teachers

    The Refuge offers many resources to assist in planning and to ensure that you make the most of your field trip.

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  • Field Trip Orientation Workshop

    Several times a year, the Refuge offers a 4-hour Field Trip Orientation Workshop, where teachers can learn about the facilities and resources available, how to structure a field trip to the Refuge, and how to prepare students with pre-trip classroom activities.

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  • Transportation Grant

    Does your school have a high population of students that qualify for free-and-reduced lunch? If so you may qualify for the Rides to the Refuge transportation grant program provided by Friends of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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  • Educator's Guide

    Our educators guide to Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge offers complete information about field trip planning, preparation, and pre-field trip activities.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Additional information about logistical aspects of planning and applying for your field trip at the Refuge.

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