Ducks Unlimited wetlands education program will be in 1,000 classes this year
MEMPHIS, Tenn. September 12, 2007 — “Education is a debt due from present to future generations.” So the saying goes. Sportsman’s Warehouse of Midvale, Utah, is making sure to do its part by sponsoring 18 classrooms with Ducks Unlimited’s Project Webfoot program.
Project Webfoot is a nationwide wetlands education program for 4th-6th graders. Ducks Unlimited and its partner Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) deliver the program nationwide.
“Sportsman’s Warehouse recognizes that tomorrow’s wetland stewards are in grade-school right now,” said Steve Hall, DU liaison with Sportsman’s Warehouse. “We sold shirts at 18 waterfowl weekends at its stores around the country, and the proceeds paid for the Webfoot sponsorships.”
Project Webfoot classes receive wetlands education materials, and teachers attend a one-day training session. Once students complete the program, the class can qualify for a wetlands field trip.
The 18 states receiving sponsorships are South Dakota, Kansas, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Utah, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Mississippi, Tennessee and South Carolina.
With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization with almost 12 million acres conserved. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands - nature’s most productive ecosystem - and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.
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Contact: Rab Cummings, Ducks Unlimited Youth and Education Coordinator
For more on Project Webfoot, log on to www.projectwebfoot.org