Rice Rangers program off to a great start

 
Teachers getting their hands dirty and planting Wild Rice seeds.

Last Saturday the Education Team officially launched the Rice Rangers Program!  Teachers gathered at the AWS Headquarters for a full day of orientation about the program.  The morning was spent indoors learning about the history of wetlands, how to incorporate wetland education in the classroom, and figuring out the logistics of growing wetland plants in the classroom.  During the afternoon session, the teachers and AWS educators took a field trip to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to construct goose fencing in the marsh.  When the teachers bring their students out to the marsh later this spring, they will plant inside the fences to ensure the plants are not eaten by Canada Geese.


Teachers working to install goose fencing at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

We are excited to be working with teachers from the District of Columbia and Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in Maryland on this exciting new program.  Stay tuned for updates on the status of the wetland plants!  If you're interested in more information about getting your school involved in the Rice Rangers program, contact Lee Cain at lcain@anacostiaws.org.
 

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