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World Wetlands Day marks the signing of The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance that took place in Ramsar, Iran on February 2, 1971. The goal of this international celebration is to raise public awareness of the value of wetlands and to promote wetland conservation.
This year’s theme, “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future” will focus attention on the essential services wetlands provide for our cities as well as vital role they can play in creating more livable urban environments in the future.
World Wetlands Day provides an excellent opportunity for students and teachers to explore local wetlands and to take action on their behalf.
For Urban Areas wetlands provide:
Resources 4 Rethinking encourages students and teachers to participate in World Wetlands Day. Top R4R Picks will connect you to some excellent resources to support these efforts.
For more information and ideas be sure to check out the World Wetlands Day website.