A diverse class of children look through microscopes on a table set up outside in a forest

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. Many refuges offer environmental education programs for a variety of audiences. Refuges provide unique and exciting outdoor environments – excellent locations for hands-on learning activities. Youth and adult groups visit every year to learn about a specific topic on wildlife, habitat, or ecological processes.

Is your school, youth, environmental or other group interested in learning more about the wildlife, plants, habitats and ecology of the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge? Contact the Refuge Headquarters to check on program availability and reservation policies (207-328-4634). Refuges are wild places, and we want to teach you more about them!