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Education and Interpretation are approved activities on National Wildlife Refuges. The Refuge itself may provide general or focused guided tours, depending on the number of staff and Rangers available. Tours must be arranged in advance at the Refuge office.

Big Oaks Conservation Society supports the educational mission and activities through  the co-sponsorship of Outdoor Women at Big Oaks, Take a Kid Fishing Day, Youth Deer Hunt, and Youth Turkey Hunt Workshops. Big Oaks Conservation Society has engaged in joint projects with Hanover College and local Scout Troops as well.

It is our goal to develop the interpretive potential of Oakdale School and Old

Timbers Lodge, and expand joint projects with local schools and conservation organizations.

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