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Post foresters take lessons to students
0210 Fort Stewart - kids - environment
Dee Mincey from Fort Stewart Fish and Wildlife makes an environmental presentation to Diamond Elementary School students on Fort Stewart. - photo by Photo provided.
The Fish and Wildlife Branch at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield is educating children to be good stewards of the environment.
 In the past year, fish and wildlife staffers have participated in more than 50 events at schools and festivals in an effort to shape children’s views on the environment and help them understand what they can do to help conserve natural resources.  
The children of today are the decision-makers of the future. Fish and wildlife organizers hope that by educating students on conservation issues, they will make wise choices as adults.
Statistics show that each year 28 million acres of tropical rainforest are destroyed — that’s about 50 acres per minute. Also, three species of wildlife become extinct every day. And with the growing world population, there is going to be an increased demand on limited environmental resources.
Presentations by fish and wildlife staffers cover various aspects of the environment including threatened and endangered species conservation, wetlands ecology, game species management, ecosystem restoration, herpetology familiarization and animal adaptations. Presenters often bring area wildlife species for the audience to view and hold.
Anyone interested in scheduling a presentation can call the Fort Stewart Fish and Wildlife Branch at 767-9040.
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