A significant initiative of the Friends of Tamarac is the environmental education program. With shrinking budgets in school districts, field excursions have been reduced. The Friends of Tamarac dedicate funds each year to bus school groups to the refuge. We welcome over 3,000 students each year and many of those come three times per year to assure a meaningful outdoor experience. The activities are designed to address standards in science, social studies, mathematics and language arts. Tamarac refuge is a wonderful outdoor classroom where students get involved in real life science.
- 2015 Frazee 1st Graders plant white pines at Tamarac
- 2015 Winter Environmental Education Photos
- Environmental Education Events for May 2013
- Studying Environmental Education by Craig Lewis
- Frazee 1st Graders Plant 300 White Pines
- Photos taken in the Spring 2014
- Tessa, 3rd Grade Roosevelt, Detroit Lakes 2013
- Elijah, 3rd Grade Roosevelt, Detroit Lakes 2013
“I’m worried that our children aren’t spending enough time outdoors. They are hooked on electronics. Our goal is to inspire kids to make a lifelong connection with nature.”
- Ron Jenson, Tamarac Refuge volunteer.