Daily Archives: March 9, 2013

K-16 Teacher Workshop: World Environment (Workshop)

Registration required: [email protected] Join KU International Area Studies Centers for a day of education, activities, and curriculum development featuring lectures on environmental issues from around the world. This opportunity is FREE for educators. The afternoon activities will include: Using Art in conversations about global environmental concerns with the Spencer Museum of Art, and How to use the panorama at the Natural History Museum to teach about a wide range of environmental topics from water to climate change.
Contact: 4-4248, [email protected]
DepartmentCenter for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Happy Birthday, National Wildlife Refuge System!

Happy Birthday, National Wildlife Refuge System! Scores of national wildlife refuges will host open houses and public celebrations in honor of the Refuge System’s 110th birthday on Thursday, March 14.

On this date in 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge on Florida‘sPelican Island to protect wild birds from bounty hunters. Today, the Refuge System’s 561 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts provide vital habitat for thousands of animal and plant species.

Use the “Find Your Refuge” feature on the Refuge System homepage to see if your local refuge has an event scheduled. Go to http://www.fws.gov/refuges/.