For Educators

Seining with third Grade

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge welcomes the use of its resources for environmental education purposes and stresses activities where students are active participants, not passive listeners.


We encourage educators to use the refuge for structured educational activities in an outdoor classroom atmosphere where students will more fully appreciate and understand the natural world. The following are a few of the environmental education opportunities available:

On-site
-Staff or volunteer-led walks on nature trails.
-Biologist for a day- Work up a Sea Turtle Nest
-Learn about different marine habitats, seine Little Lagoon identifying invertebrates and
vertebrates found.

Off-site
-Presentations to schools, garden clubs, fraternal, and service organizations
-Pre- and post-field trip briefings.
-Participation in special events
-Assistance with developing appropriate curriculum for refuge field trips.


Please email or call (251-540-7720) Denise McInturff, Park Ranger, for more information and assistance with adapting a program to meet your curriculum needs.