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National Wildlife Refuge

26010 South Smith Rd
Cheney, WA   99004 - 9326
E-mail: Dan_Matiatos@fws.gov
Phone Number: 509-235-4723
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A mosaic of habitats supports a diversity of wildlife at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.
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The refuge has an indoor classroom with a capacity for 50 students, as well as and four designated outdoor study sites for use by groups wishing to conduct environmental education. Each study site is designed to provide nature walks, studies in aquatic ecology, and a seating area. A curriculum is available on request.

Environmental education is facilitated by refuge staff as well as AmeriCorps and Student Conservation Association interns funded by the Friends of Turnbull NWR, and other volunteers. Spring and fall activities include wetland ecology studies, indoor classroom presentations/activities and a guided nature hike through the different habitats found on the refuge. During the winter months, facilitators travel off refuge and provide a diversity of environmental education programs to schools in commuting distance of the refuge.

Refuge staff also work with Eastern Washington University faculty and students at the Turnbull Laboratory for Ecological Studies. Please contact the refuge for assistance in planning field trips and any other environmental education activities.

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