School group outside around wetland display listening to Refuge volunteer

In non-COVID times, many school and youth groups visit the refuge to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities to connect and learn about nature and wildlife. Refuge staff are happy to work with groups, but as our staff is limited, we prefer to work with teachers before their visits to help customize the refuge experience for their students. Conservation Field Days for large groups of students are held annually in normal years, and refuge staff are happy to set up programs for interested schools.  An adult Master Naturalist class is normally held on the refuge every March and April that involves learning about a variety of natural history topics including birds, mammals, Indiana geology, trees, wetlands, invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

Learn more about invasive species
, mussels, and many other topics.  For more information about Indiana Master Naturalist classes visit the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website.