The fourth annual Wings Over Wascana (WOW) School Day took place Friday May 8, 2009. Participants in WOW have the opportunity to spend a day outdoors, engaged in hands-on, minds-on environmental education activities. Some of these activities included: pond dipping in the marsh, poura-pond to examine aquatic creatures more closely, a presentation by “Batman” (Dr. Mark Brigham), an
opportunity to reflect on their experiences through reflection, drawing and writing, singing EarthSongs
with Don Waite, bird watching, hiking, owl pellet dissection, games using a giant, 6-foot diameter,
EarthBall, and the opportunity to meet a live bat and a live Great Horned Owl. Through all these
activities students gain a greater appreciation for the marsh area and a deeper understanding of the
interconnectedness of natural ecosystems, plus have fun spending the day outside learning!
The fourth annual Wings Over Wascana (WOW) School Day took place Friday May 8, 2009.
Wings Over Wascana School Day builds capacity for sustainable development through the involvement
and education of youth. The students who participate in the festival gain a deeper appreciation and
understanding of the marsh ecosystem and all the things that they can do in their lives to support and
protect the environment. Some of these students have never had the opportunity to visit the marsh
before, nor have they had other opportunities to engage in activities such as pond dipping and seeing live
bats and owls.