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Proceedings of the Back Bay Ecological Symposium 1990




The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing environmental education opportunities for the Nation's student body. Local, regional and national educators are invited to investigate and utilize the resources of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge with their colleagues and students. Teacher workshops at the Refuge provide orientation to Refuge lands, outdoor classroom sites, trails, interpretive facilities and equipment, and potential field activities. Refuge staff members are available to assist with: • Preliminary planning • Group scheduling • Library research • Workshop registration • Trip logistics and • On-site group orientation. Most classroom sites, associated trails/boardwalks, and Visitor Contact Station facilities are wheelchair accessible. Refuge habitats available for investigation include ocean, beach, pond, dune, bay, shrubland, maritime forest and marsh. During 1989, 3,700 students utilized the Refuge as an outdoor classroom.