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Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

Battle of Hampton Roads 1862 between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia
The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary’s education and outreach programs are designed to raise public awareness about the sanctuary and its resources, encourage public involvement in resource protection, increase knowledge about the USS Monitor and maritime history, and to support other NOAA initiatives such as ocean and climate literacy. Education and outreach includes both formal and informal programs for learners of all ages of sanctuary visitors and constituents, including user groups ...

Chippewa National Forest

Minnesota State Flower, Showy Ladyslippers on the Chippewa National Forest
The Chippewa Naitonal Forest is an amazing outdoor classroom---home to one of the largest breeding pairs of bald eagles in the lower 48, sharing boundaries with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, connecting ecosystems from Headwaters of the Mississippi to western prairie, northern boreal forest, big pines and oak/maple forests. The Forest offers year-round education programs and visitor activities. Come explore the winter woods with us!

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1976 to provide habitat for a large number of migratory waterfowl, fish, and other wildlife species threatened by commercial and industrial development, and to provide environmental education, wildlife recreational opportunities, and interpretive programming for Twin Cities residents. The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Minnesota River Valley, and has a unique distribution of habitats. While at either of the ...

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Native Plant Species Education
The West Florida Regional Planning Council is staff to the Bay Area Resource Council (BARC). The Bay Area Resource Council's main objective is to assist in improving the area’s quality of life and improving the waters of the Pensacola Bay System through community participation and coordination with local governments, citizens, academia, and the private sector.

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

April_2014, Naccarato, GARNA,  Leadville and Buena Vista middle school students learn about stream ecology and macro-invertebrates in the Arkansas River
A 2013 US Forest Service National Partner in Excellence Award winner and a 2014 Colorado Parks and Wildlife Partners in the Outdoors grant recipient, the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association’s (GARNA) mission is to foster stewardship of public lands through education, volunteerism and experiences. GARNA operates in the Upper Arkansas Valley in Colorado and was created in 1996 to assist the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Forest Service (USFS), ...

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Glacial Lake Wisconsin scoured out much of Central Wisconsin and has left what is now a mosaic habitat of sedge meadow, savanna, prairie, and pine-oak forest. Necedah National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1939. The refuge was established for breeding and migratory waterfowl and supports over 230 species of migratory birds. Necedah NWR is home to ringed boghaunter dragonflies, whooping cranes, trumpeter swans, wolves, Karner blue butterflies, badgers, and red-headed ...

Kerber Creek

Since the early 1990s, the BLM - San Luis Valley Field Office has been involved with the Kerber Creek Restoration Project. Several government agencies, organizations, and local landowners have been dedicated to restoring the Kerber Creek Watershed after a historic mining boom in Colorado's northern San Luis Valley. In the late nineteenth century, silver ore was discovered in the area, resulting in an economic boom as miners and their families ...

Black Bayou Lake NWR

Turning the blue goose to represent fall migration.
Our goal is the provide field-based environmental education experiences for the local schools. We serve approximately 4000 students over the course of the year on fieldtrips. Due to funding cuts we also do offsite visits to schools who can not come. During the summer we provide summer camps as well as educational programs and community centers and libraries. We are a small refuge 4600 acres but have a great boardwalk ...

Alaska Peninsula & Becharof NWR

Students learn to use GPS units in the field
Our Goals: Create an understanding of scientific practices and principles. Instill a sense of connection to the natural world by getting outdoors. Create a program that can be built upon in future years. We started this program last year, working with the 4th-5th grade teacher and the principal of Bristol Bay Borough School in Naknek. We met for 9 sessions, beginning in March and ending in May 2014. 19 children ...

Mike Thompson Wildlife Area

Students use binoculars to take a closer look at Humboldt Bay.
In partnership with the Fish and Wildlife Service and Friends of the Dunes, the BLM Arcata Field Office offers fall and spring field trip programs designed for 3rd-6th grades. The Bay to Dunes program includes a pre-field trip classroom presentation with a colorful PowerPoint presentation followed by hands-on activities to prepare students for their visit. On field trip day, classes are broken up into smaller groups of 8-12 and led by ...
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