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Interpretation & Environmental Education

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Interpretation

Visitors can get a full interpretive experience at the Savannah NWR Visitor Center by viewing the refuge’s 11-minute orientation video and exploring the museum-quality exhibit hall. A number of exhibit panels are located around the wildlife drive and at Kingfisher Pond Recreation Area that help visitors interpret the natural and historical features of the refuge. Special events and programs are scheduled occasionally throughout the year. Please check the refuge website or call the refuge visitor center for information on upcoming events.

Environmental Education

The Refuge welcomes school groups, summer camps, and others interested in environmental education. School field trips and classroom visits are accommodated through tours, on and off-site programs, school visits, and presentations.

New for the 2016-2017 school year: With the assistance of local educators, and in keeping with national and South Carolina and Georgia state learning standards, the Refuge staff have created a specialized curriculum for use in your classrooms.

The curriculum guide includes information about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, each of the Refuges within the Complex, Refuge habitats and wildlife, a field trip planning guide, as well as detailed pre-field trip, on-site field trip, and post-field trip lesson plans.

We will also conduct teacher workshops at least twice a year to prepare teachers for their visit. Dates will be announced on our website and via social media.

To discuss our workshops, a field trip, or classroom visit, please contact our Education Coordinator at SavannahCoastalEducation@fws.gov, or 843-784-9911.

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Last Updated: Aug 05, 2016
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