National Wildlife Refuges serve many purposes, and one of our most important roles is as an outdoor classroom to teach about wildlife and natural resources.
We encourage educators to make the refuge their outdoor learning lab! The following are a few of the environmental education opportunities available:On-site-Staff or volunteer-led walks on nature trails. -Presentations and films in auditorium. -Participating in radio telemetry and prescribed fire demonstrations. -Rotating outdoor experience stations (Fire, Resource Management, Visitor Services, Habitat Discovery) 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.
Check back often -- new curriculum based activities and products based on new Common Core standards are in development! Please contact Visitor Services for more information and assistance with adapting a program to meet your curriculum needs.
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In the wild Mississippi sandhill cranes can only be found on and adjacent to the Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR. There are only about 100 individuals remaining.