Tuesday, February 2, 2021
February 2 is World Wetlands Day every year. This is a day to raise awareness of the importance of preserving wetlands. This day is an opportunity to encourage Scouts to participate in conservation efforts.
Visit the World Wetlands Day website to learn why wetlands are important to the future of humanity and to our planet.
This is a good day to promote the World Conservation Award. There are three versions of this award:
- World Conservation Award for Cub Scouts
- World Conservation Award for Scouts BSA
- World Conservation Award for Venturers
Very young conservationists might enjoy reading about the wetlands in About Habitats: Wetlands. Older youth can watch American Experience: The Swamp to learn about the Florida Everglades and efforts to preserve the wetlands.
If you are interested in camping and canoeing at a wetlands location, check out Louisiana Swamp Base.
Here are a couple of other ideas for #WorldWetlandsDay