DUC dedicating Simonds High Wetland Centre of Excellence to the late Donald Biddington
Saint John, N.B. – On May 28, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) will dedicate Simonds High School’s new Wetland Centre of Excellence to Donald Biddington, who passed away in 2011.
Thanks to the generous support of Mr. Biddington—who was passionate about wildlife and nature and youth education—generations of Saint John students will have the opportunity to learn, through hands-on experience, about wetlands and the importance of environmental stewardship in communities.
The dedication ceremony starts at 10 a.m. at Simonds High School in Saint John. We’ll be presenting a wetland sign to the Biddington family, touring the site on school property where DUC will be restoring a wetland as part of the wetland centre this summer, and stopping by a wetland education class given by Simonds students to visiting St. Martins School elementary students.
DUC’s Wetland Centres of Excellence offer special education programs at schools across the country. There are currently four in Atlantic Canada. The program not only teaches students about the importance of wetlands and the environment, it encourages them to take action in their communities. Find out more here.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at ducks.ca.
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