Eye on Nature is an environmental education program that Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife refuge partners with, co-sponsored by Sheila Wilson  Nisqually River Education Project), Rachel Stendahl (Chehalis Basin Education Consortium) and Daniel Hull (Nisqually Reach Nature Center). Eye on Nature field trips are the culminating component of a year-long environmental education program in both the Nisqually and Chehalis watersheds, designed to educate on watershed-specific subjects and to foster a sense of stewardship. Eye On Nature field trips are citizen science based field investigations and all classes receive pre-trip classroom presentations to prepare for their trip, which goes over the history of the refuge, and the citizen science project they’ll be engaging in during the field trip.

Volunteer Training– Program Overview

April 10th 8:30am-11:30am OR 1pm-4pm

Attendance is required for all new volunteers and encouraged for returning volunteers.

Learn all about the Eye On Nature program and how it is designed to provide positive, fun, meaningful, and memorable experiences for students! After completing this training you will become familiar with Eye On Nature activities and have a chance to practice doing them yourself!

Optional Plant & Bird ID Training

April 23 12:00pm-4:00pm

Attendance is optional.

This optional training is a chance to head out on the trails with Refuge Educators and Guest Trail Leaders to spend an afternoon botanizing and birding with nothing else on the agenda.

Field Trip Dates
We Request volunteers to participate in 2 or more of the following dates:

  • April 12th, April 15th, April 16th, April 22nd
  • May 6th, May 9th, May 10th, May 13th, May 14th, May 22nd, May 28th
  • June 10th, June 13th

Please RSVP by emailing:
Brandon Bywater
Water Quality Program Coordinator
Nisqually River Council