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MEMORANDUM

From: Susan Horton
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, September 10, 2007

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USGS Science Center Offers Teacher Workshop: On September 15, USGS scientist Larry Allain and education and outreach contractor Susan Horton from the National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) taught a workshop on Louisiana wetlands for teachers as part of a graduate level course at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Teachers visited the coastal prairie ecosystem, learned plant sampling techniques that they can use with their students, and later will bring their students to NWRC for an educational presentation and tour. (Susan Horton, Lafayette, LA, 337-266-8655)

USGS Science Center Shares Educational Resources with Community: On September 13, the USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) participated in the Acadiana Center for the Arts’ annual showcase for teachers and home-schooling parents and students. Susan Horton, education and outreach contractor, shared programs, services, and resources available to the education community from USGS and NWRC. (Susan Horton, Lafayette, LA, 337-266-8655)

Press Inquires/Media

USGS scientist Virginia Burkett was interviewed by Associated Press reporters Cain Burdeau (September 6) and Seth Borenstein (late August) for a story they are working on about the effects of climate change on coastal systems including sea level rise, tropical storms, and human activity in the coastal zone.

USGS scientist Randy Westbrooks was interviewed for a September 8 article in the Houston Chronicle (TX) about giant salvinia, an invasive plant species found in Caddo Lake, Texas’ only naturally formed lake.

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