Volunteer helping students identify the aquatic invertebrates they just scooped up from Turnbull's Headquarters Wetland.

Environmental Education

National Wildlife Refuges serve many purposes, and one of our most important roles is to serve 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. Thousands of youth and adult groups visit every year to learn about a specific topic on wildlife, habitat, or ecological processes.

All field trips, including self-guided visits, and other environmental education activities must be scheduled with the refuge.No more than 35 students shall be at a study site at one time.

For more information about environmental education, please contact Ranger Josh, Visitor Services Manager, at joshua_contois@fws.gov.