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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Multiple field trips between early April and late May 2023! Field trip volunteer options:

  • Watershed Detectives: April 2023 we will be offering on-site field trips for 7th graders focusing on water quality. Students will gather water quality data at Lake Lowell and a nearby pong and will also rotate through two other stations near the visitor center: a macroinvertebrate mayhem activity to reinforce lessons about indicator species as a way to measure water quality and a hands-on lesson to use iNaturalist to gather observations about refuge animals and plants.
  • Various other field trips: April and May 2023 we will be offering on-site field trips for a variety of ages.
  • Time commitment
    • Watershed Detectives field trip volunteers typically serve from 8am-3pm
    • Other field trip volunteers typically serve from 9am-3pm
    • Recycling/composting mentors typically serve for about one hour mid-day (between 11am and 1pm)
  • No experience necessary; training provided. Only requirement is enthusiasm and willingness to learn!
    • Watershed Detectives field trip training provided in mid to late March for field trips. Please reach out to get the date if you want to participate in field trips!
    • Training for other field trips will be scheduled as needed.

Start Date - 2023-03-06

End Date - 2023-05-31

Activities include: Conservation Education

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available

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About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS Visitor Services, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041, US

Mission Statement

Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.

The agency includes both the National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Fish Hatchery System.

The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country.


Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


13751 Upper Embankment RdNampa, ID 83686


  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter


  • People 55+


  • Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday

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