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A Wetland's Story

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How does the human population affect the health of a wetland? Are we really connected to our water supply? Using our Enviroscape model, participants will learn how to identify several stressors on wetland habitats and our freshwwater supply. We will discuss different ways various sectors of society can contribute to the pollution of these sensitive areas and utlize the scientific method to design a plan to prevent future damage. Appropriate for 8 to 18 years of age. Course will be taught by UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County Agents, Dr. William Lester and Brittany Scharf, and Hernando County Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator, Lilly Browning. Cost for each participant is $5.00. No refunds will be given. Course will be capped at 40 youth. This course is part of the UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County's STEM InvestiGATORS Youth Progam. Participants who accumulate 10 hours (5 courses) by May 31, 2020, will earn a Certificate of Completion and a 4-H specialty topic pin. Participants who complete 18 hours (all 9 courses) by May 31, 2020, will earn a second certificate and a UF bag. Photo Credit: Wellcome Om The Foundation for the Gator Nation. An Equal Opportunity Institution

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