Specially trained high school students from Ottawa will collaborate with Canada’s National Capital Commission and undertake environmental projects at Mud Lake Conservation Area, according to a blog post from the Wetland Centres of Excellence.
The educational experience is part of an attempt to expand Ontario’s Wetland Centre of Excellence program, spearheaded by Ducks Unlimited Canada.
As part of the program, students from Napean High School will work with GIS technology development company ESRI to map wetland sites. Maps and other information collected during the project will be shared with elementary school students to educate them on the importance of wetlands.
The students will also give field trips to younger pupils so they can see the wetland sites and conservation projects first hand.