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. 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. To schedule a trip, contact the Education Coordinator at (360) 753-9467 or e-mail at nisquallyeducation@fws.gov .

Lesson Planning Assistance

The Refuge 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 educators are available upon request to give an orientation talk to groups with reservations. 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.