Environmental Education & Group Programs

Currently we are in the process of revising our environmental education program. We are not taking reservations for camps or school at this time.

Schools in the Laurel and Fort Meade area may request a virtual in person visit. Programs are ideal for 3rd through 7th grade and cover many NGSS standards. To request program please email Timothy_Parker@fws.gov.

Schools and camps outside of the Laurel and Fort Meade area may visit the refuge for a self-guided visit. Currently we offer the Agents of Discovery Program. Please see below.





  • Owl & Kestrel

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    This program features our two small birds of prey, an American Kestrel and Eastern Screech Owl. This program can be 30 minutes if featuring one bird and 45 minutes for two birds. Programs can be in person or be done virtually. This program is limited to school in the Laurel and Fort Meade area. 

  • Skulls


    Using an identification kit students work in groups and identify various mammal skulls of native Maryland animals. This program requires 45 minutes and can be conducted at schools in the Laurel and Fort Meade area.

  • Agents of Discovery (Outdoor Class)

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    Agents of Discovery is an science app and game for smart phones or tablets. Teachers may organize and run this program without assistance from the refuge. Please download the game and missions before you arrive. More information can be found at Agents of Discovery info page.