Project Webfoot Workshop

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Project Webfoot workshop attendees participate in fun, hands-on activities both in the classroom and in the wetland.

Wetlands provide tremendous benefits to our environment, economy and well-being. They are also powerful places in which to learn. On June 16, 2009, seventeen educators from across the state got an up-close look at wetlands in Oklahoma and learned how to teach their students about wetlands. The educators attended a Project Webfoot workshop at the Rogers State University Conservation Education Reserve in Claremore, Okla. The workshop was sponsored by the Rogers County Conservation District, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Project WET and Ducks Unlimited. Workshop participants included classroom teachers as well as conservation district, state, city, and tribal educators.

The Rogers State University Conservation Education Reserve is located on the campus of Rogers State University and is managed by the Rogers County Conservation District. It is a 120-acre outdoor classroom for students of all ages to use as a living textbook and learn the value of conserving our natural resources. Education staff from the conservation district provides programming for 15,000 students annually.

Project Webfoot is a partnership between Project WET USA and Ducks Unlimited. The mission of Project Webfoot is to promote responsible stewardship through excellent and effective conservation education. Ducks Unlimited provides materials and funding for educator workshops and Project WET provides an established network of facilitators. Project WET in Oklahoma is sponsored by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.