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April 19, 2012
Gabrielle Bodin 337-266-8655
Jennifer LaVista 720-480-7875

Come Celebrate 20 Years of Worldwide Wetlands Science on Earth Day!

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Acadiana!  Come celebrate 20 Years of Worldwide Wetlands Science at the U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) during INNOV8’s first Earth Day Celebration on the Research Park of the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, La.

"South-central Louisiana is the perfect location for wetland science and engineering research, and we are delighted to invite the entire community to learn more about what we do," said USGS NWRC Director, Phil Turnipseed. "There is incredibly innovative science going on in your own backyard!"

The NWRC has provided important science from their facilities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette since 1992. The center not only focuses on the wetlands of Louisiana, but conducts studies throughout the Southeast, Texas, Mexico, and across the globe.

What: The whole family can enjoy learning about science in our own backyard at this community event. Here are just a few of the highlights:

When: Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

            Special Event Times:


The USGS is just one agency participating in this exciting and educational Earth Day celebration. Kids can climb a rock wall or play in the bounce house at the Evangeline Area Council of Boy Scouts of America exhibit. Learn about coastal restoration by visiting the NOAA Estuarine Habitat and Coastal Fisheries Center next door. Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will present information about creating a sustainable coast.

Learn more about the USGS NWRC by visiting their website

More information about INNOV8’s Earth Day Celebration is available on their website.

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