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

We offer a variety of different field trip options for self-led groups, such as school groups, summer camps, youth groups or scouts. Each self-led group has the freedom to develop their own programs to suit individual needs or use one developed by refuge staff. Refuge staff have designed a curriculum that supports outdoor exploration, while aligning to the state curriculum standards.

Groups of all ages are welcome to visit the refuge! The 7-mile Wildlife Drive and the Blue Hill, Mahnomen and Oak Savanna Learning Center Trails are available for exploring year-round, free of charge, during daylight hours.