Aquatic Resources Education Association



Title of Presentation: WILD About Aquatic Education, Part 2

 Author(s):  Donna Asbury, Director, Project WILD
                    Barbara Bonsall Wood, Ph.D., Project Manager, Project WILD
                    707 Conservation Lane     Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Names and titles of Presenters: Donna Asbury, Director, Project WILD,             Barbara Bonsall Wood, Ph.D., Project Manager, Project WILD

 A/V Equipment: Overhead projector and screen, slide projector


          Newly revised for the year 2000, Project WILD Aquatic takes a fresh approach to professional development and training of education program staff, volunteers, and classroom teachers!  Easily tailored to specific uses and audiences, such as aquarium settings, after-school programs, and elementary, middle, or high school classrooms, the Project WILD Aquatic program serves as an invitation for educators and their students to explore and understand the fascinating world of water and the aquatic habitats it supports.

Water in all its forms is one of the most dramatic of today’s arenas in which informed, responsible and constructive actions are needed.  Aquatic species and aquatic ecosystems give humans early and clear warning about the quality of the water environment upon which we all depend.  This session allows you to “dive in” and experience some of the new Project WILD Aquatic activities like Sea Turtles International and updated activities like Net Gain, Net Effect to examine the human and cultural influences on the sustaining of our aquatic wildlife resources. 

Learn to use the new Project WILD Aquatic learning framework and topic indices to create a customized training program for educators from all types of backgrounds and educational settings, and to promote your aquatic education programs in new ways. While this session is an excellent follow-up to the WILD About Aquatic Education session, participation in this earlier session is not required.