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For those interested in designing a wetlands regulatory workshop that teaches citizens about the Clean Water Act and how to avoid violations, read this overview of Project POWER. (Project POWER: Protecting our Wetlands with Educators and Regulators) Additional resources are provided as well. Click on 'read more' to view the article.
Wetland Link International – 2014
Whether you are thinking of creating a new wetland centre, converting your activities to include a wetland focus, or you already run a fully-fledged centre, this handbook contains everything you need to know about creating, running and evaluating wetland centres and their activities. WLI worked with the Ramsar Convention and the ERF (Environmental Ecosystem Research Foundation, South Korea) who brought together wetland centre managers from across the world (many of whom are WLI members) at a week-long workshop hosted at Seoson Birdland, South Korea, in November 2013. The handbook is aimed at a range of audiences including government agencies, architects, NGOs and other conservation organizations, and will be available in several different languages. For more information and to download Handbook, click here.
By Ronnie Blair – The Tampa Tribune – April 7, 2013
At Cross Bar Ranch, seventh-grade students participate in a program called Watersheds Ambassadors, in which they learn about uplands and wetlands and their importance to Florida’s ecosystem. Before coming to the center, the students prepare with lessons in math, science, language arts and social studies that are connected to what they will learn when they arrive at the site. For full story, click here.
Contact: Vanessa Kauffman – U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service New Release – February 11, 2013
Elementary, middle and high school teachers are encouraged to have their students participate in the annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest, an integral part of the eighth annual national Endangered Species Day, celebrated on May 17, 2013. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous conservation organizations will observe Endangered Species Day to recognize conservation efforts underway across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species. This year also commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. For full news release, click here.