DeSoto NWR /Blair Schools partnership in outdoor education
DeSoto NWR is an integral part of the Blair Community Schools curriculum for primary through secondary grades. In May, Otte Middle School science classes conducted a soil study lab.During the week before the end of the school year, Arbor Park fifth graders participated in and outdoor education day. With the help of refuge and school staff and many volunteers, students cooked breakfast in the out doors and enjoyed four activity blocks.
Throughout the year students visit the refuge to study topics such as prairie exploration, nature journaling, and bird migration.
The DeSoto NWR /BCS partnership is nationally recognized outdoor education consortium.