World Wetlands Day 2016

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On Tuesday, February 2, The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act’s Public Outreach staff attended the 2016 World Wetland’s Day Celebration at the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center in Houma.  In attendance were nearly 200 local students from St. Matthew’s Episcopal School, St. Francis de Sales Catholic School, Honduras Elementary, and the Home School Association.  The CWPPRA Outreach staff exhibited two interactive games entitledWhere the Wild Things Are and Wetland Animal Tracks, where students were able to learn about wetland habitats and the animals living in them. Where the Wild Things Are consists of each student receiving a number of different wetland bean bag animals which must be tossed to its correct habitat: swamp, marsh, barrier island, and ocean.  Similarly, the Wetland Animal Tracks game displays a photo of the tracks of different wetland animals, prompting students to guess what animal the tracks belong to based on photos and natural history clues.  The CWPPRA staff also handed out wetland hero coloring sheets, as well as brochures which highlight CWPPRA’s efforts to restore Louisiana’s wetlands.


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