We received our 3rd year of funding from the Disney Conservation Fund for our Building Communities that Conserve Wetlands program – combining state standards-aligned activities and citizen scientist training to conserve the biodiversity of temporary wetlands of Northern Florida:
What Lives in a Wetland – We incorporate an environmental education aspect into a preexisting conservation project to introduce (or more accurately, repatriate) the imperiled striped newt back into the wetlands it formerly inhabited. This program is open to community and student organizations, schools, and teacher groups. To book your field trip, contact Rebecca (email@example.com)!
The Wetland Wagon – We know not every teacher can take advantage of What Lives in the Wetland and bring their students out to our research site, so we are bringing our research to the classroom. Our ‘Wagon’ will bring the unique amphibian species that depend on ephemeral wetlands to the students along with an engaging, educational standards-aligned lesson plan.
Adopt an Ephemeral Wetland – We began our third year of this very popular program in Jan 2016. Volunteers adopt a wetland (or 2), are trained in amphibian ID and provided equipment, then go off on their own to survey the amphibians in that wetland at least 4 times a year. Contact Rebecca (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in participating. We still have a few slots left!
If you cannot participate in these two opportunities but would like to support our efforts to build communities that conserve wetlands, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Using the special Donate button below will ensure your contribution goes directly towards purchasing equipment, training volunteers, and educating our community on the importance of ephemeral wetlands and the amphibians that utilize these unique landscape features.
Clcik here for Bruce Means’ website for information on lectures, tours, and classes.