Environmental Education

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Refuge environmental education programs are designed to increase understanding of refuge biology and management as well as the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System and to demonstrate stewardship of the refuge and other wildlife habitats. Find out how you can connect your children or students with nature through one or more of these environmental educational opportunities at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Field Trips

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    Connect your students with nature through a Refuge field trip.  Bus scholarships are available!

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  • Classroom Visits

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    Can't make it to the Refuge?  Schedule the Refuge to visit your classroom.

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  • Traveling Trunks

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    Enhance your science curriculum by borrowing a free traveling trunk. The trunks are designed to help you meet your student’s needs and bring the wonder of the natural world indoors.

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  • Nature Explorers


    Preschoolers (3-5 years) use their natural curiosity to investigate nature. Free! Held rain or shine. Come with an adult and be ready to be outside. Please leave pets at home. Service animals only.

    Held on 4th Thrusday of every month at 10:30 AM. Not held on Federal holidays. 

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  • Day Camps

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    Ask about our summer and winter break day camps for elementary students.

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  • Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

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    K-12 students from throughout Idaho are invited to combine their love of art and their love of wildlife by drawing a duck, goose, or swan in the and entering the annual Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition.

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  • Boy & Girl Scout Activities

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    Girl and Boy Scouts are invited to learn about and volunteer to help wildlife and habitat.

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