Building Communities that Conserve Wetlands

Coastal Plains Institute, Inc.

Building on an existing project to save the rare striped newt, this project combines education standard-aligned activities and citizen scientist training to conserve the biodiversity of ephemeral wetlands in the backyard of Florida's capital. Students and other citizens learn experientially from within a native ecosystem and collect essential ecological data from wetlands, thereby improving the region’s environmental literacy as well as our ability to detect future declines of amphibian species.