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From: Susan Horton
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, March 3, 2008


  • USGS Science Center Celebrates Women’s History Month: In conjunction with Women’s History Month, the National Wetlands Research Center (Lafayette, LA) will host an art exhibition featuring the work of more than 20 women artists from south Louisiana. Visual arts, including paintings, block prints, sculpture, wood carvings, ceramics, photographs, and textile art, will be displayed to support the theme “Women’s Art: Women’s Vision of the Natural World.” The exhibit will be open to the public March 10 through March 14, with an opening reception the evening of March 10. (Debbie Norling, Lafayette, LA, 337-266-8654)


  • USGS Scientist Authors Award-Winning Publication: On February 22 the Houston Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) announced that the publication “Vanishing Before Our Eyes: Louisiana Cheniere Woods and the Birds that Depend on Them” won an Award of Excellence in the category of information materials and an Award of Distinguished in the category of informational materials design. The publication has been submitted to the international STC headquarters to compete in the Society-level competition. USGS scientist Wylie Barrow was a co-author along with Bill Fontenot, Acadiana Park Nature Center, and Madeline Barrow, editor. The document was published by the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, Thibodaux, LA. (Susan Horton, 337-266-8655, Lafayette, LA)

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