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Project WET, Nature Conservancy lead Marshall Co. teachers down Duck River

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), co-sponsored by Austin Peay, is teaming up with The Nature Conservancy to offer workshops for fourth and fifth grade teachers in Marshall County.

The teachers will explore Duck River during three summer workshops.
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), co-sponsored by Austin Peay, is teaming up with The Nature Conservancy to offer workshops for fourth and fifth grade teachers in Marshall County.

The teachers will explore Duck River during three summer workshops.

“The Nature Conservancy classifies Duck River as the number two aquatic hotspot in the nation,” says Laurina Lyle, coordinator of Project WET and environmental education coordinator for the Center of Excellence for Field Biology at APSU. “This amazing, 269-mile long river supports about 140 different species of fish and 50 species of mussels in its waters.”

During the July 8 workshop, more than 20 teachers will canoe down a stretch of Duck River and stop along the way to snorkel, swim and study.

In addition, Project WET and The Nature Conservancy will offer a July 7 workshop on “Biodiversity of the Duck River” and a teacher writing workshop on Sept. 18.

Project WET is an international, interdisciplinary water science and education program for students in grades K-12. It encourages wise water management and a respect for water resources to promote a commitment of responsibility and positive community participation.
—Rebecca Mackey