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We are now accepting applications for spring and summer field trips! Please see the Planning Your Field Trip Page on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge’s website for the new online request form and more information on how to prepare your class for an outdoor learning experience.
One of the main goals of the Plankhouse Project and the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is to educate people about the thriving culture, wildlife and ecosystems of the Lower Columbia River prior to European American immigration to the area, and the indigenous culture that exists here today. Each school year over 3,500 students visit the Plankhouse and the Refuge. If you would like to receive more information on environmental and cultural education or would like to schedule a trip to the Refuge and
Plankhouse, visit the Refuge Education Page for more info.
We have a variety of resources to help educators plan their fieldtrips or to add richness to classroom presentations. Explore these materials on the Educator Resource page.