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FWD: November 2004 SEEDS Field Trip - Undergraduate Students - Ecology

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  • Mansel A. Nelson
    ... vities/FieldtripsInfo.php. ... /*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/* Mansel A. Nelson Program Coordinator (Environmental
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      >The Ecological Society of America's SEEDS program* is sponsoring a Student
      >Field Trip from November 18-21, 2004 to the National Wetlands Research
      >Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The mission of the National Wetlands
      >Research Center is to develop and disseminate scientific information
      >needed for understanding the ecology and values of our nation's wetlands
      >and for managing and restoring wetland habitats and associated plant and
      >animal communities. The National Wetlands Research Center is a source and
      >clearinghouse of science information about wetlands in the United States
      >and the world for fellow agencies, private entities, academia, and the
      >public at large. Staff members obtain and provide this information by
      >performing original scientific research and developing research results
      >into literature and technological tools. For more information about the
      >Center, visit <http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/>http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov
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      >The field trip will begin with travel on Thursday, November 18th to
      >Lafayette, Louisiana with an evening orientation, dinner, and sightseeing
      >in Lafayette. Lafayette is the hub of the eight-parish area in the heart
      >of Acadiana, a region known for its unique Cajun and Creole heritages,
      >French language and cultural traditions. Friday and Saturday will be
      >focused on the National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC). Highlights of
      >the field trip will include a boat trip to the Atchafalaya Basin, one of
      >the last great river swamps left in the nation. At 595,000 acres, it is
      >the nation's largest swamp wilderness, containing nationally significant
      >expanses of bottomland hardwoods, swamplands, bayous, and back-water
      >lakes. Fish and wildlife values are staggering, with some reporting a
      >fecundity three-and-one-half times that of the Everglades. One-half of the
      >migratory species in the North American flyway use the area each year. It
      >is an Everglades-scale natural resource that deserves the same national
      >attention to its preservation. The field trip will conclude on Sunday,
      >November 21st with travel home.
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      >For eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit
      ><http://esa.org/seeds/activities/FieldtripsInfo.php>http://esa.org/seeds/acti
      vities/FieldtripsInfo.php.
      >The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 15th.
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      >*The Ecological Society of America's (ESA) Strategies for Ecology
      >Education, Development and Sustainability (SEEDS) Program was established
      >in 1996 to promote ecology opportunities for underrepresented
      >students. The program's mission is to stimulate and nurture
      >underrepresented students' interest in ecology in order to diversify and
      >strengthen the profession of ecology. Student Field Trips are one such
      >opportunity supported by the program. SEEDS Student Field Trips focus on
      >ecologically significant areas in order to foster student identification
      >with ecology through hands-on experiences with professional ecologists,
      >exposure to the practical application of ecology, and by building student
      >awareness of career options in the field of ecology. For more
      >information about SEEDS and the other activities supported by the program,
      >visit <http://www.esa.org/seeds>www.esa.org/seeds.
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      Mansel A. Nelson
      Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
      Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
      Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
      PO Box 5765
      Northern Arizona University Hanley Hall
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 7, Room 112
      http://www.nau.edu/eeop/
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      "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Native American Proverb
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