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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.
      >For eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit
      >The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 15th.
      >*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.

      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
      "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Native American Proverb
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