Regional STEM Businesses

Regional STEM Businesses

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Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge


36391 Sodhouse Lane, Princeton, OR 97721

Follow directions to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters.

Contact Us.

Main office phone: 541-493-2612

Main person of contact:

Peter Pearsall, Executive Director

Areas of expertise: Birds, desert wildlife, Great Basin ecology, conservation, and National Wildlife Refuge System

Phone: 541-819-0221

Email: (preferred way of contact)

Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (Friends of MNWR) was formed in 1999 and is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation committed to:

  1. Conserving, enhancing, and restoring fish and wildlife habitat and cultural history in the Harney Basin in southeast Oregon through the support of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge staff and programs.
  2. Assisting the Refuge in providing wildlife-dependent educational and recreational opportunities while enhancing public knowledge and appreciation of the Refuge mission.
  3. Advocating for support of the Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System.

For Students

Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge provides the following for pre K – 6th grade, middle school, high school, and college students:

  • Fall, Spring, and Summer Field Trip or Tour
  • Fall, Spring, and Summer Guest Speaker
  • Online Guest Speaker

At Headquarters, students can see a variety of wildlife through the seasons: birds, insects, deer, rodents, coyotes and more. They can visit the Friends of Malheur Refuge Nature Store, which features interpretive panels, educational merchandise and knowledgeable staff. Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge can accompany 30 – 40 people in a tour. Before a tour can begin, the refuge asks that the proper clothing be worn as you will be walking in the desert. Please make sure to wear and bring:

  • Closed-toe shoes.
  • Layers if it is cold.
  • Sunscreen and hats if it is warm.
  • Snacks and plenty of water.
  • Binoculars are optional but highly recommended.

For more information about Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, click here.


Harney County


Natural Resource Management

For Students:

Field Trip or Tour, Guest Speaker, Guest Speaker (Online)

Age Range:

pre K - 3rd grade, 4th - 6th grade, Middle school, High school, College

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