Milestone: 100,000 students participate in Project Webfoot in New Brunwick

The Tantramar Wetlands Centre (TWC) helped Ducks Unlimited Canada celebrate an impressive milestone this spring! In May 2014, we hosted the 100,000th New Brunswick student to participate in Project Webfoot since the program began in 1996.

The TWC is one of several partners that delivers the Project Webfoot program, a co-curricular program developed to compliment New Brunswick’s Grade 4 curriculum on habitat. The TWC on its own has delivered wetland education programs to just under 60,000 visitors since opening our doors in 1998 from our location in Sackville, NB.

The Wetlands Centre’s critter dipping dock and our own Max Farella were on Global News (click here to watch the video).  Max and Sarah Stewart have been representing the TWC for this project Webfoot program since they participated when in grade 4 and are now deliver the program as high school students.  Check out the pictures below to see the celebration and Project Webfoot in action!



Our dedicated helpers, Mark and Ryan, made the front page of the Sackville Tribune Post!



Complimentary cake to celebrate 100,000 NB students… and counting!



Ducks Unlimited Canada (temporary) tattoos were sported by many during the celebration!


Wetlands Rock Birding Spring 2014

Beginner Birder: many students have the opportunity to use binoculars for the first time!


Spring 2014 Wetland Benefits Game

Wetland Benefits: a fun relay race that teaches students about what makes wetlands so valuable!



Critter Dipping: searching for aquatic macroinvertebrates (aka insects in the water) with a net and bucket.



Migration Headache: an exciting game in which students can be active while learning about duck migration and habitat.


  You can view more pictures in our Photo Gallery or on Flickr.