Wonderful Tantramar Wetlands Centre

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Grade 4 students visit the Tantramar Wetlands to take part in various learning activities.

On June 17, Tantramar Regional High School student Alexandra Duchemin represented the Tantramar Wetlands Centre (TWC) and the Gulf of Maine Institute (GOMI) at the Coastal Zone Canada 2014 Conference in Halifax, NS. Duchemin participated in a panel discussion answering the important question “What are the top priorities and needs for the Gulf of Maine?”

Duchemin and four other high school students will travel to Byfield, Massachusetts to represent the TWC at the week-long Summer GOMI Conference at the end of June.

More than 1,250 Grade 4 students who visited the Tantramar Wetlands Centre (TWC) this spring had the chance to use binoculars, many for the first time! Beginner birding is one of several experiential learning activities that make up Project Webfoot, a co-curricular program that supports the Grade 4 curriculum on habitat. Among the species that call the biodiverse TWC marsh home, students often see Canada geese, red-winged blackbirds and tree swallows. The wetland is also home to a variety of ducks, including blue-winged teal, ring-necked duck, American wigeon, the ruddy duck, as well as the green-headed duck that Sackville is famous for: the mallard. 

Organizations: Tantramar Wetlands Centre, GOMI, Grade 4 Maine Institute

Geographic location: Tantramar, Halifax, Maine Byfield Massachusetts Canada

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