UPDATE! “Wetland Wildlife: More than Mosquitoes” – a World Wetlands Day event

Our plans are set for Saturday, February 2nd!

As the sun sets on World Wetlands Day, please join us over at Purdue University Fort Wayne for a presentation and more. Dr. Bruce Kingsbury, director of the Environmental Resource Center (ERC) will present “Wetland Wildlife – More than Mosquitoes.”

Come a little early and get some chili!

The evening agenda:

6 PM:  The chili supper will be available from 6pm to 6:45.

6:15(ish):  Dr. Kingsbury will provide a brief update about the new home for the ERC.

7 PM:  “Wetland Wildlife – More than Mosquitoes”  

Presentations are appropriate for all ages.  All activities will be on the first floor of the Science Building at Purdue Fort Wayne. DIRECTIONS

To help us with logistics, please RSVP to erc@pfw.edu about: your interest in the two talks and that bowl of chili – and let us know how many are coming!

The presentations are free, but if you want to join us for the chili supper, the cost is $10.00.  For the supper, you must RSVP by Tuesday, January 29.   The chili supper is BYOS&F – Bring Your Own Spoon and Fork.  Help us reduce plastic waste! If you forget, don’t worry, we will have utensils on hand.

No matter if Punxutawney Phil sees his shadow or not, a bowl of chili and a survey of the bounty of wetlands will point us towards spring! 

The Complete World Wetlands Day Schedule:

Earlier in the day across town folks can enjoy a Wetland Hike hosted by ACRES or a Wetland Bird Sit with Allen County Parks. Want to learn how a wetland is working to clean up our rivers? Then visit Camp Scott for an informative hike hosted by the City of Fort Wayne. Want to get your hands dirty with wetland restoration? Join LRWP and INPAWS for a wetland plant propagation workshop. Events are spread across the day and participants can attend all events for a special prize at the end of the evening. Details below. To learn more about World Wetlands Day please visit www.worldwetlandsday.org.

10am – ‘Share the Trails’ hike, presented by ACRES Land Trust, location is the Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve, 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748. For more information, please contact Lettie Haver at lhaver@acreslandtrust.org.

12pm – Camp Scott ‘Wetlands at Work’ hike, presented by the City of Fort Wayne, location is Camp Scott, 3615 Oxford Street in Fort Wayne, 46806. For more information, please contact Susan Beck at 260-427-6213 or susan.beck@cityoffortwayne.org.

1:30pm – Wetland Seed Propagation Class, presented by Little River Wetlands Project and INPAWS, location is the LRWP office, 5000 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Space is limited, please email Betsy Yankowiak at b.yankowiak@lrwp.org to secure your spot, or for more information.

3:30pm – Wetland Bird Sit, presented by Allen County Parks, location is at the Vera Dulin Wildlife Observation Center, Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. For more information, please contact Ron Zartman at rzartman@allencountyparks.org.

7pm – ‘Wetland Wildlife – More than Mosquitoes’, presented by Dr. Bruce Kingsbury, location is the Environmental Resources Center, Purdue Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. For more information, please email Dr. Kingsbury at erc@pfw.edu.

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