Educators Prepare for the AWS Rice Rangers Program

Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) Educators Ariel Trahan and Wendy Van Norden attended the “POW! The Planning of Wetlands” workshop on December 10, 2010 at Environmental Concern in St. Michaels, Md.  This full-day training provided them with the tools to identify how and where a wetland can be built, and how students and teachers can be involved every step of the way.

Ariel and Wendy plan to use their knowledge to prepare for AWS’s Rice Rangers program, which will be launching in several local schools this coming spring.  In this program, students and teachers will design a wetland and actually grow the plants from seed in their classrooms!  Once the plants are ready to go out into the marsh, students and teachers will head out into the mudflats of the Anacostia River to plant their wetland.  Keep an eye out for future updates on this exciting program!

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