Interpretation and Environmental Education


Wichita Mountains Refuge is a great place to explore and learn!

There are many interpretive opportunities at the refuge. Stop in at the Visitor Center to see exhibits or a video about the Refuge and it's wildlife, or attend an interpretive program to learn more from an expert.

The refuge has one of the largest environmental education programs in the National Wildlife Refuge System with about 8,000 students participating every year. 

Most programs are held at the Environmental Education Center at Quanah Parker Lake and include a wilderness adventure along with some classroom instruction. Students enjoy hands-on activities where they learn about wildlife, wildlife conservation. Classes are appropriate for class rooms of all ages, home-schools, scout troops, youth groups, parochial schools and any other organized educational program that wants to bring children out to learn about wildlife.

Learn more about our environmental education programs:

     Native American Programs 

     University Accredited Workshops