Education & Field Trips

No matter the age of the child, the subject matter being presented, or the experience of the teacher, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful destination to teach and inspire. Just 20 minutes north of the Interstate 5 bridge, the Refuge uniquely offers opportunities for both environmental and cultural education to students of all ages.

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Field Trips 2017

7591255966_817d506068_bWe 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.

 

 

 

 

Field Trips at the Plankhouse

harriets-plankhouse-drawingOne 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.

Transportation Assistance Funds

Each year, the Friends write grants and raise funds to support busing assistance for the schools and groups that visit the Refuge for educational field trips.

 

Educator Resources

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.

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