Eureka Springs EAST Receives WILD Grant

   

Eureka Springs EAST Receives WILD Grant
8/9/2013 3:59:58 PM

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, through its education program, Project WILD, presented a $500 grant to the Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab. The funds will be used to expand the existing butterfly garden at the high school. EAST students will work with the high school's Environmental and Media Clubs, school staff and a local nurse

 

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, through its education program, Project WILD, presented a $500 grant to the Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab. The funds will be used to expand the existing butterfly garden at the high school. EAST students will work with the high school's Environmental and Media Clubs, school staff and a local nursery.

"Through this beautiful butterfly garden, students are enabled to make informed decisions about their impact on the environment," in a letter from Pat Knighten, Project WILD and Schoolyard Habitat Coordinator the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. "They will learn how humans impact wildlife and how best to conserve the habitat for the betterment of the community. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is very pleased to fund wildlife study projects such as this one developed by the EAST students of the Eureka Springs High School. We are especially pleased that the School District is so supportive of wildlife conservation education."

Steve Dunlap of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission delivered the grant funds to the EAST Lab. Funds for the Project WILD are provided through the conservation sales tax and the sale of hunting and fishing licenses.

To learn about more about the EAST Lab, the Butterfly Garden and the Project WILD, please contact EAST facilitator Mila Powell at (479) 253-2936 or (479) 253-8875.

Photo Above: Steve Dunlap of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission shows off the Certificate of Appreciation the EAST students prepared in gratitude for the grant they received to expand the existing high school butterfly garden, while EAST facilitator Mila Lynne Powell (holding the grant check) and EAST students Andy Bieschke, Gabe Rodgers and Leah Gould look on.

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