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Education

Educating youth about wetlands and waterfowl is a big part of our mission at Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC). To protect and sustain the health of precious natural resources like wetlands and watersheds, we need to make sure young people understand conservation concepts and practices.

Take it outside!

In fact, we have an urgent message for today’s youth: Nature is waiting just beyond your door…and you need it just as much as it needs you! This exclusive video interview with the author who coined the term “nature-deficit” disorder sheds light on what causes this problem and what parents can do to help connect their kids to the great outdoors.

Knowledge is power!

We offer a variety of award winning education programs and partnerships to engage youth and empower them to make a difference in their own communities.

• Join Project Webfoot

Project Webfoot is a comprehensive program linked to the senior elementary curriculum in grades 4 to 6 (habitats & communities, biodiversity, food webs and adaptations). Learning resources and field trips to a local wetland are available to sponsored classes. To learn how your class can get involved, email us.

• Become a Wetland Centre of Excellence

Learn how your secondary school can join our network of Wetland Centres of Excellence.

• Free Resources

Browse through our many teacher and student resources for Grade 4 through high school. These downloadable files are easy to navigate and provide great linkages to your provincial or territorial curriculum.

• Earn Wetland Hero Status

Tell us what you’re doing to help make a difference for Canada’s wetlands and become a Wetland Hero.

Award Winning Programs

Our programs are award-winning! We are widely recognized for our leadership and long-term commitment to wetlands and have received local, national and international awards.

2011 – 1st Place Ramsar Award for Schools Promoting the Wise Use of Wetlands in the Western Hemisphere

Tantramar Regional High School, Sackville, New Brunswick
DUC Wetland Centre of Excellence

2011 – 2nd Place Ramsar Award for Schools Promoting the Wise Use of Wetlands in the Western Hemisphere

East Elgin Secondary Schools, West Aylmer, Ontario
DUC Wetland Centre of Excellence

2011 – Award of Excellent for Leadership in Environmental Education

Ontario Society for Environmental Education
Merebeth Switzer, DUC national education coordinator

Interpretive Centres

We deliver education programs for students at various wetland sites across Canada, including these popular interpretive sites:

Our Partner

Talisman Energy began partnering with our Project Webfoot program in Alberta in 2004. This support continued and has grown to include rural communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C., Ontario and Quebec. In 2011 Talisman became our first National Education Sponsor supporting our overall education program. Talisman continues to provide support to Project Webfoot classes and to help in the establishment of two new Wetland Centres of Excellence.”
Talisman Energy