WetlandsLIVE Classroom Resources

The WetlandsLIVE program provides students and teachers with a fun, informative and interactive way to discover wetlands. The program is geared toward students in 4th through 8th grades and provides classroom resources to get students engaged in their local wetlands, such as free lesson plans on wetland ecology, migration and more. The program also includes citizen science projects, free live webcasts, and video contests to promote interactive learning.

Join the next webcast, “Discover Wetlands”, on May 9th from 1 – 2 pm ET to find out what students from Alaska to Virginia are doing to learn about and help wetlands. A live webchat with wetland experts will follow the program from 2 – 3 pm ET. For more information or to register click here.

Texas Emerging Communities

Many Texas communities are growing at an astounding rate. Small communities face unique obstacles during times of accelerated urbanization; community leaders need planning tools and technical support systems to help them prepare for high velocity growth before it happens – not after. To address this, the Texas A&M Forest Service is working with multiple partners on a state-wide project to educate community leaders and staff to proactively manage high velocity growth to improve quality of life by the conservation, protection, and enhancement of their natural resources. The project addresses six main focus areas: sustainable planning, community forestry, environmental health, wildfire protection, water conservation, and emergency management. The project website includes information about each of these focus areas and includes case studies, municipal tree ordinances, tree preservation ordinances, related web resources, how-to guides, and other informational resources.

To learn more visit: http://www.texasemergingcommunities.org/