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Southwest Region, April 30, 2006
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April 2006 was extremely successful for the Environmental Education (EE) Program.  A total of 6,345 people participated in the programs.  Forty-two on-site programs and seven off-site outreach programs were conducted.  The two largest outreach events were “Earth Fest-2006” at Oklahoma State University and “Kid’s for Kindness Earth Day Festival” at Reeves Park in Norman, OK.  EE Specialists Randy Hale and Nick Plata were assisted by several Treasure Lake Job Corps students that served as interns.


The second annual “Natural Resource Journey” was held April 18 – 22 for all Comanche County fourth graders.  This year the Wichita Mountains Environmental Education Program partnered with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Comanche County Conservation District to host 778 students for the four day event celebrating National Environmental Education Week.  The event was coordinated with the National Environmental Education Training Foundation to become one of over 250 organizations partnering to celebrate Environmental Education and Earth Day.  The classes rotated through nine activity presentations provided by the Soil Conservation Service, Agriculture in the Classroom, Murray State Park Naturalist, Project Learning Tree, OSU Extension Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Wichita Mountains Fire Program and Environmental Education Program, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Game Division and Manning State Fish Hatchery.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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