Wildlife program targets teachers

VERGENNES - The Willowell Foundation, in partnership with Sue Morse and Keeping Track, are sponsoring an open community presentation at the Vergennes Union High School Dec. 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Keeping Track, Inc., is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to inspire community participation in the long-term stewardship of wildlife habitat.

The Willowell Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Monkton, brings people together to foster a deeper understanding of self, community, and the greater ecological whole. By creating connections between artistic, educational and environmental initiatives we work to restore the intersection of natural and human communities.

Wildlife monitoring is an important tool in identifying and preserving critical habitats for Vermont's wide-ranging mammal populations. By generating data on habitat use, people trained in the Keeping Track Wildlife Monitoring Course help make informed land use planning decisions that meet the needs of people and wildlife.

The Willowell course at VUHS will focus on training public school teachers to begin wildlife monitoring programs with their students, enriching students' educational experiences through real-world projects while offering an important service to the community.

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