Site Profiles

Spring Salamander Egg Mass Survey
The destruction of wetlands is a major problem around the world. Wetlands are globally recognized as being one of the most important ecosystems, environments, and biomes for the conservation of biodiversity. Monitoring sentinel species such as salamanders in vernal pools is a method to assess the changing health in a habitat. The vernal pools at the Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge (EHMNNWR) are home to the spotted salamander ...
02/20/2015
Educational Institution
Maywoods is a 1,700-acre natural area nestled in the Knobs region of Kentucky. Located in southern Garrard and northern Rockcastle counties, 22 miles southwest of Eastern Kentucky University's (EKU) Richmond campus. Most activities are concentrated around the Maywoods Lodge near the edge of lake Edmiston (13-acres). The lodge has a central meeting and dining room, a fully equipped commercial style kitchen, and dorm style lodging for up to 40 people. ...
02/03/2015
Educational Institution
Located in Letcher County in the southeastern corner of Kentucky, Lilley Cornett Woods (LCW) encompasses 554 acres of mixed mesophytic forest. A portion of the total acreage, 252 acres, is designated as "old-growth" forest; a forest which has not undergone any manmade changes in 150 years. Biodiversity of plants and animals abound at LCW. There are over 530 species of flowering plants and an estimated 700 breeding pairs of birds ...
01/13/2015
New River
New River has been described as one of the last remaining wild places along the Oregon Coast. With its diversity of habitats; interconnected network of rivers, streams, and lakes; it offers visitors an exclusive area of biodiversity. Trails guide visitors to historic cranberry bogs, along natural wetlands and a river that hosts a number of birds and other wildlife. The nature center gives guests a unique experience into the natural ...
12/29/2014
The White Mountains National Recreation Area provides an ideal outdoor learning landscape for students in the Fairbanks North Star School District. Access to a cabin and trail system for winter learning provides students a safe way to get to the back country. The White Mountain's location in the sub-arctic environment provides a rich landscape to measure climate change, snow studies and interior Alaska history. Watershed Charter School is an environmental ...
12/12/2014
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 ...
11/17/2014
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!
11/12/2014
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 ...
11/10/2014
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.
11/07/2014
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), ...
11/06/2014
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 ...
11/05/2014
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 ...
11/03/2014
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 ...
11/01/2014
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 ...
10/31/2014
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 ...
10/24/2014
Adopt Me!
The Pauls Valley facility serves as a resting point for animals arriving from the West and being shipped to adoption locations in the central and eastern United States. With 12 pastures stretching across 400 acres of land, the facility provides wild horses and burros a natural and safe environment until they are placed in new homes. The facility can hold a maximum of 600 animals. A drive-up interpretation center situated ...
10/14/2014
PCCS Students Thank President Obama and Secretary Jewell for National Monument Designation
Students Protecting the Coast is a project developed and facilitated in collaboration with the Pacific Community Charter School (PCCS) and ACORN Partners in Education on the Mendocino Coast of California. This project was launched during the 2012-2013 school year with a focus on the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands, public lands maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. The initial aim of the project was to provide support for encouraging the designation ...
10/13/2014
Chocolate Lillies
Chadwick Marsh, a pristine resource of the San Juan Islands National Monument, is one of the few natural springs in the archipelago. The goal of this program is to provide a generation of stewards for this delicate resource, and to build a baseline data set for science-based management decisions.
10/03/2014
Large theropod dinosaur track found at the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite
The Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite, located in southeastern Utah, is one of the largest and most diverse dinosaur tracksites known in the United States. A minimum of 10 named tracks (ichnotaxa) are known from this site, including a variety of dinosaurs, along with crocodiles and birds. Located in the Early Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation (Ruby Ranch Member), this 112 million year old site contains one of the world’s largest known ...
09/29/2014
Fremont figurine
The purpose of the Nine Mile Canyon (NMC) living classroom site is to provide students with an introduction to the archaeology and ecology of the West Tavaputs Plateau. Through use of Utah core science curriculum, the NMC experience would enable students with the skills, and motivation to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
09/24/2014
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