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STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed) Program

By James Cutler / 18th March 2019

About Name of organisation Point Blue Conservation Science Funding support Various donors, grants and contracts – we’re a non-profit Number of staff 29 for STRAW – 120 for Point Blue Number of visitors per year 4,000 K-12 students doing restoration; 500 parents; 130 teachers; 20 partner organizations Overall aims of the centre Provide students with…

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Kansas Wetlands Education Center

By James Cutler / 18th March 2019

About Name of organisation Kansas Wetlands Education Center Funding support State funds and Fort Hays State University – Werth College of Science, Technology and Mathematics Number of staff 6 Full Time, 5 part time grad students Number of visitors per year 24,000 Contacts (8,000 drop-in visitors, 13,000 in programs) Overall aims of the centre Educating…

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Visitor Centre at the ridges

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center – USA

By James Cutler / 18th March 2019

About Name of organisation The Ridges Sanctuary, Inc. Funding support Private not-for-profit Number of staff 10 Number of visitors per year 28,000 Overall aims of the centre The mission of The Ridges is to protect the Sanctuary and inspire stewardship of natural areas through programs of education, outreach and research. We believe we will be…

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Wetlands Institute

By Chris / 8th March 2018

  About Wetlands Institute Funding support: Private, NGO Number of staff: 12 Number of visitors per year: 40,000 Overall aims of the centre Studying, preserving, and protecting wetlands and coastal ecosystems Description of the centre 24 acres surrounded by thousands of acres of tidal salt marsh, between a barrier island and the mainland. Marsh is…

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South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center

By Chris / 8th March 2018

  About South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center Funding support: Donations, Grants and Fundraisers Number of staff: 3 Number of visitors per year: We work with over 1,200 students per year. Overall aims of the centre The mission of the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center is to revolutionize how we think, teach and learn about Louisiana’s…

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Olentangy Wetland Research Park

By Chris / 8th March 2018

About Intro for about text The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park is a university campus facility in Ohio, USA, designed to provide teaching, research, and service related to wetland and river science and ecological engineering. At the research park, we seek to understand: 1) how wetlands function, and 2) if and how…

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Little Storm Lake Discovery Centre

By Chris / 8th March 2018

  About Overall aims of the centre include to invite visitors of all ages to explore the environment of the Storm Lake Watershed and particularly the Little Storm Lake Wetland. Funding support: Donations and grant support – $250,000 current budget Number of staff: Three full-time staff, eight active committee members Overall aims of the centre…

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Klamath Wingwatchers, Inc

By Chris / 8th March 2018

  About Klamath Wingwatchers Inc Funding support: Dues, grants, partnership in-kind Number of staff: None paid Number of visitors per year: Not known Overall aims of the centre Wetland education and interpretation Description of the centre The centre is based on Lake Euwana in downtown Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA Kiosk: We have a two-sided kiosk…

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John Bunker Sands Wetland Centre

By Chris / 8th March 2018

  About The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center located in the middle of a 2000 acre constructed wetland, is the educational arm of the East Fork Wetland Project that provides over 50 millions of gallons of water a day to a regional municipal water district serving a large portion of fast-growing North Central Texas. Funding…

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International Crane Foundation

By Chris / 8th March 2018

  About Located in Baraboo amid the farmlands of southern Wisconsin, ICF’s headquarters are just ten minutes from the Wisconsin Dells and surrounding Baraboo Hills. Name of organisation: ICF Funding support: Various: government, foundations, endowment, members, admissions and sales Number of staff: 40 Number of visitors per year: 27,000 Overall aims of the centre To…

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