For Educators

Group Hike

Outdoor experiences are essential for good mental, physical, and emotional development. Time spent outside fosters creativity, heightens sensory skills, and teaches us to pay more attention to the world around us. Come visit Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge for a classroom without walls!


The refuge is a great source of environmental education for schools, youth groups, scout troops, and the general public. Consider refuge lands just another tool you can use to teach biology, science, and about the great outdoors!

Please contact the refuge for more information on resources or to check the availability of staff for a trip. 


Some ideas for activities are listed below:

  • Careers in Wildlife 
  • Rock Cycle 
  • Food Chain 
  • Habitat
  • Wildlife Adaptations
  • Water Cycle
  • Fossils
  • Live Animals/Animal furs 
  • Waterfowl or Junior Duck Stamp 
  • Hiking
  • Bird Banding
  • Macro Invertebrate Sampling
  • PH testing
  • Invasive Species   

Feel free to use some of our data from bird banding in the classroom. It's a great way to bring science into math or math into science!