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WoW school debut a huge success

By REFUGE / DDWS - | Feb 24, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Bilingual education intern Alfredo Carbajal works with students at one of the WoW's outdoor stations.

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s new Wildlife on Wheels urban mobile classroom made its first school visit recently at Tice Elementary School. From the students, to the refuge education team and school vice principal, everyone was wowed by the experience. Comments from the students included: “I don’t ever want to leave”; “When I grow up, I want to do what you do”; “I promise to throw trash in the garbage and not in the oceans”; “This is so much fun!” Urban Education Leader Melissa Maher reported that, “All of the smiles have been priceless from these kids.” Starting last week, the WoW is spending two weeks at Lehigh Elementary. To donate in support of the WoW’s mission to reach schools, libraries, community centers and events in under-represented neighborhoods to instill interest in the refuge and a connection to nature, visit https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E54182&id=12.