Wetlands of Nebraska: An Outreach and Education Project
January 2020 - December 2022
- Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Informing people about Nebraska’s wetland resources and the important services these systems provide is a keystone to continuing to develop and refine our state’s wetland program. The main objective of this project is to produce and distribute a series of integrated outreach and education products to increase awareness of the importance of wetlands in Nebraska and an understanding of the need for wetland conservation. These products will include an updated Guide to Nebraska’s Wetlands, a Student/Teacher Wetland Activity Booklet (Wetland-ology), an array of multi-media products about wetlands, and an updated wetlands section of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s website hosting, or providing links to, much of the information generated. These products will provide up-to-date information about Nebraska’s wetlands, which will be aligned with the Nebraska Statewide education standards and will deliver information in a format that is favorable to today’s audiences.
Partners on the project include Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s award-winning NEBRASKAland Magazine (outdoornebraska.gov), the Platte Basin Timelapse (PBT) group at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), and Ducks Unlimited.