What has been happening —
- The autumnal migration is upon us here at the Refuge. Subtle changes are occurring in
the air around us, the skies above us, the vegetation and in the Education Center.
● During the month of September, we are partnering with USU Department of
Natural Resources and DWR Hardware Ranch in the annual Natural Resources
Day. This will provide a field experience for every fourth grader in Cache County.
● Additionally, we are in meetings with the Curriculum Directors of Weber, Ogden
and Davis school districts to design a curriculum for SEEd, the new state 6-8
science programs. We are specifically targeting the 8th
graders in those districts.
● We have also met with the Community Outreach Coordinators for Weber State
University to develop curriculum for impacted urban populations.
● Wetland Wings, our continuing partnership with Ogden Nature Center, is again
reaching out to preschool groups with a Wednesday offering for our budding
naturalist groups. If you know of a preschool group that would like to participate,
please contact us.
● Finally, we are in contact with homeschool communities in Garland, Malad and
Cache County to attempt to enhance their educational opportunities as well.
● Be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter for updates.
● Also, we have linked educational resources available through the Wildlife
Education Center. We were recently gifted more than 60 field guides, books,
DVDs and CD’s from the collection of Mel Nadler, an avid birder and friend of the
What is coming up —
- During the month of October, we will again be partnering with DWR to participate
in the first phase of the annual Mountain Wilds to Wetland Wonders. This will
involve every fourth grader in Box Elder County. In the fall we meet at the top of
the watershed near Hardware Ranch and in the spring, we progress to the
bottom of the same watershed and meet at the Refuge.
- And, yes, we still have a secret project in the works which will enhance your
viewing opportunities on the Auto Loop! Stay tuned for more information.
Bird of the Month –Not Just One, But Many!
Copy and paste the link below in your browser to watch the video of our 2018 Photo
Contest Entries, and then please vote for your favorite. Help us choose the “Fan
Favorite” winner for this year.
As you can see, we are beginning the school year full speed ahead. All of these activities are sponsored and paid for by the Friends of the Bear River Refuge. If you would like to help us out, please go to the “Join Us” page on our website www.fobrr.org and you will find all the information about becoming a member there. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Thank you very much for your attention!