Welcome back everyone!
I hope you had a nice break and are feeling refreshed and relaxed, ready for a fantastic new year at school. I know I am!
Did you know that Tuesday 2nd of February is World Wetlands Day? No? Well, now you do!
But, Mrs. Parrington (I hear you ask…) what is World Wetlands Day?
Let me tell you all about it.
According to the Victorian Department of Sustainability and the Environment…
“World Wetlands Day is an international day to celebrate all wetlands world wide. It is celebrated each year on 2 February to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971. World Wetlands Day 2010 commemorates the 39th year since the Ramsar Convention was signed. There are now 159 nations who have signed up and are committed to conservation and the wise use of wetlands.”
So there you go!
To find out more, have a look at the DSE World Wetlands Day website here. The URL is http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/DSE/nrence.nsf/childdocs/-8946409900BAC6344A256B260015D4AF-BC30FFF2D27FA86DCA25729E000419CD-6E3D3968F1969D28CA25753F0000F741
There are links to other websites, activity sheets and quizes you can do (I found a folding frog) can’t wait.
Get out there and celebrate our wonderful wetlands!