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Lake Sturgeon program at Native American Day
Midwest Region, October 9, 2019
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Refuge Manager Susan White, talks to the students about the importance of safe and healthy habitats for all wildlife.
Refuge Manager Susan White, talks to the students about the importance of safe and healthy habitats for all wildlife. - Photo Credit: USFWS

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge staff were honored to be invited as presenters at the annual Native American Day at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. The program spanned three days and reached 2,200 students from second to eighth grade. Members of the Wyandotte of Anderdon Nation put the event together. Presenters ranged from historical interpretation to local high school students teaching students how to play Lacrosse, a traditional Native American game.

Refuge staff brought an activity that showed students how the lake sturgeon has been a vital part of the Great Lakes ecosystem. Students learned about over-fishing, pollution and habitat loss. They had the opportunity to become fisheries biologists and work together to create healthy habitat for the lake sturgeon. Students brought many thoughtful questions and left with appreciation for the lake sturgeon.


Contact Info: Jennifer Braatz, 734-288-6459, jennifer_braatz@fws.gov
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