Staff doing EE with Adult group

 "Through interpretation, understanding; through understanding, appreciation; through appreciation, protection." Freeman Tilden (1957)

  • Program Overview

    Environmental Education and Girl Scouts

    In the recent past the refuge has hosted upwards of 2,000 students annually from western Montana schools. The refuge now finds itself short-staffed and challenged to meet this environmental education demand. Current staff will do the best they can regarding your needs, thanks for your understanding.

  • Field Trips to the Refuge

    Lone Rock Elementary School Visit - photo

    You and your classroom are invited to use the Refuge, either self-guided or hosted by Refuge staff. To schedule a field trip contact: Dick Davis (Refuge volunteer) at and/or Tom Reed (Refuge Manager) at

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  • Montana Junior Duck Stamp Program

    2013 Montana Jr. Duck Stamp Contest Best of Show

    "At a time when children are increasingly over-scheduled and overwhelmed with electronic gadgets and media, the Junior Duck Stamp Program helps them discover the value and joy in exploring their natural world" (Sam Hamilton, former USFWS Director).

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