Field Site Profiles

Cattle Point is a twenty-seven acre coastal prarie and dune landscape with a small lighthouse, on the southern end of San Juan Island. This point of land is adjacent to several expanses of state and national park land, and along a Scenic Byway. It is one of the landscapes that make up the San Juan Islands National Monument. The mission of the monument is to “preserve the objects of scientific and ...
The Siuslaw National Forest is expanding focus on education outreach and connecting to local and distant schools and youth organizations in Oregon. The Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is a unique site for providing outdoor education opportunities. On-site resources include old growth temperate rainforest, a marine reserve with diverse intertidal biology, wilderness watersheds, threatened species, Native American tribal history, and a story of marine and terrestrial restoration and conservation efforts ...
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is diverse in habitats and activities within the 12 different ecological zones, providing an optimal opportunity for outdoor engagement. The park is also home to a self-sustaining population of gopher tortoises, a species of concern in Florida. In 1893, Chicago attorney Hugh Taylor Birch came to South Florida in search of a secluded area for his home. He settled in the small ...
Blacks Creek Reservoir and the surrounding 600 acres of public and private land is now an oasis of water called the Blacks Creek Bird Reserve (BCBR). It provides high-quality wildlife habitat, an excellent outdoor learning classroom for numerous educational opportunities and recreation in the desert a short 10 miles southwest of Boise, Idaho. This water feature in a sagebrush steppe environment is unique and an attraction for a variety of ...
Sagamore Hill's goal is to expand its Natural Resource educational offerings and citizen science opportunities. The past four years we have collaborated with Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network to conduct horseshoe crab surveys. We've also placed bat acoustic equipment the past two years and learned we have Northern Long eared bats inhabiting Sagamore Hill. Another area we're looking to expand is with the NPS Night Sky program. This past September ...
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. In the United States the connection between people and the land is becoming increasingly tenuous. Even in rural settings, children lead progressively more urban ...
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is one of our nation's most treasured marine areas. The sanctuary exists to provide protection to this nationally significant area and ensure that future generations are able to use and enjoy it. That means that NOAA manages the sanctuary to both conserve its resources and encourage uses that are compatible with conservation. NOAA also seeks to provide comprehensive and coordinated Sanctuary management in a ...
The program is to enhance youth’s understanding and appreciation of their marine environment, as well as seeing the connection between the land and ocean. The program will help students better understand the importance of coral reefs, human impacts and ways to protect and preserve our natural resources for future generations. Taiala Ole Sami will motivate, encourage and challenge the youth to be stewards of the environment by taking care of ...
Our Vision: "Thurston Prairies" is a communications partnership focused on informing and involving the public in the importance of South Puget Sound Prairies. Our mission is to develop and implement a prairie communications campaign (with input and support from diverse partners) that instills the values of South Sound Prairies and associated working lands.
The Long-Billed Curlew The charismatic Long-billed Curlew, the largest shorebird in North America, breeds in grasslands of the Great Plains and the Great Basin. The bird is easily identified by its large size, buffy, brown color, and extremely long, down-curved bill. Both the male and female incubate eggs and defend their nest aggressively. The female incubates 3-4 eggs during the day while the male fends off predators. After patrolling, males ...
Presquile NWR is a 1329-acre island located in the James River near Chester, Virginia. The varied habitats of forested wetlands, tidal marsh, and uplands offer excellent environments for a variety of native flora and fauna. Established primarily for waterfowl (American black ducks, wood ducks, and mallards) in the 1950's, this unique site has developed to provide protected breeding habitat for state-listed threatened and endangered species, as well as nontropical ...
The goal of Chicago Park District’s involvement in the Mighty Acorns program is to give schools an opportunity to connect their students with the local environment by utilizing a curriculum that meets required learning standards and offers ongoing stewardship opportunities with a public landowner. The Mighty Acorns program also introduces students to the need for conservation action regarding local environment issues. In this case, the focal point of the local ...
The Morehead State University Center for Environmental Education’s mission is to increase the environmental literacy of MSU students as well as the citizens of the Commonwealth through education, place-based learning, and research to assure the protection and sustainable development of Kentucky’s natural and cultural resources. Citizen science based monitoring is an important new component of our outreach efforts.
We take kids out into the woods to learn about and experience natural resource management, local history & culture, and outdoor activities. Upon request, field trip activities are tied to specific standards. Students may be taught to measure trees like a forester, how to use a compass and read a map or how to estimate wildlife populations. We take groups on hikes and do a forest scavenger ...
Park Purpose The purpose of Leesylvania State Park, located near our Nation’s Capital, is to conserve and interpret the park’s natural and cultural resources, including the rich history of the area, while providing opportunity for recreational enjoyment on and along the Potomac River in Northern Virginia.
The Tumacácori mission sits on a strategic location along the Santa Cruz River where perennial surface water has been available to human communities for thousands of years. The Santa Cruz River, which flows south into Mexico and then makes a U-turn back into the United States, supports not only the now-rare cottonwood-willow riparian habitat, but thousands of years of human history the inform themes about migration, change, adaptation, and survival. Tumacácori ...
At Ruffner we believe that our mountains and green spaces are what make the city of Birmingham truly unique. To lose Ruffner would be to lose a cornerstone of daily life for Birmingham. This was almost the case in 1977 when development on the mountain threatened what little natural habitat remained. Ruffner is a nature preserve today only because a group of ordinary people sat around a kitchen table back ...
Duxbury Reef is located in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and is one of the LiMPETS Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Sites. LiMPETS is a citizen science and STEM education program for middle school and high school students. Through LiMPETS, students learn the scientific process, study coastal organisms along the California coast, and contribute to a state-wide scientific endeavor. The program offers teachers a five-unit curriculum linked to state and federal science ...
The Grassland Environmental Education Center (GEECe) is a no-fee fieldtrip facility that was established in 1995, by the Grassland Water District (GWD) as an opportunity for school students to learn about the ecologically significant wildlife habitats located in the San Joaquin Valley’s Grassland Ecological Area. GEECe’s motto remains “Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders.” Children that understand the ecological importance of our wetland resources will become adults that make informed decisions regarding habitat ...
Education is a mandate in the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and within NOAA. Each National Marine Sanctuary has a Management Plan which consists of strategies to best carry out resource protection goals for the sanctuary in context of its location. Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is a federal ocean protected area off the Marin and Sonoma coasts. The biodiversity exhibited in this 1286 square mile region is extremely high protecting ...
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