NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATION

Education activities are an essential part of the visitor’s experience to Corps Lakes. Park Rangers help students and citizens learn about the natural and man-made resources they manage. Classes and groups come to the visitor centers and outdoor classrooms at our lakes, and Corps employees travel to nearby schools and community centers. Environmental education programs conducted every year reach more than 3 million people. Children learn to appreciate nature, develop interpersonal skills, and build self-esteem and social values.

The Corps Foundation assists by partnering with a wide range of organizations including local Friends groups, private individuals and businesses to sponsor education activities designed to improve visitor safety, and enhance the visitor’s experience by raising their awareness of the water environment and its associated resources.

Water safety education is a critical piece of the educational programming that The Corps Foundation supports

Water safety education is a critical piece of the educational programming that The Corps Foundation supports.

School children tour a dam facility, learning both about how water is managed and how hydroelectricity is generated

School children tour a dam facility, learning both about how water is managed and how hydroelectricity is generated.