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Hitting the Road

The Wildlife on Wheels (WoW) Education Team is geared up to take its mobile classroom on the road!

WoW will soon head out to visit under-served schools, libraries and conservation-minded events in economically challenged and minority communities throughout Florida.

DDWS (Ding Darling Wildlife Society) has hired bilingual educators, who, along with volunteers and interns, will staff the museum-quality, hands-on exhibits inside and outside WoW to maximize their inspirational learning potential. Learning stations will interpret mangrove ecosystems, water quality, water conservation, pollution and plastic, animal scats and tracks, Florida’s native animals, and wildlife sounds. Staff will draw on knowledge gained in the classroom and design programs to complement Florida educational STEM requirements.

The WoW project is part of the Refuge’s 20-month 75th Anniversary Celebration. Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the WoW project can call 239-472-1100, ext. 232.

 

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