conservation exhibits

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Join us at the Riverfest conservation booths to learn more about the river and what you can do to protect it and what lives there. Does your group want to be a part of Wabash Riverfest? Register your educational booth by contacting Angie Andrews at aandrews@lafayette.in.gov!

Childrens Forest / Hands of the Future – Enjoy this youth environmental education program.

Future Scholars Academy – Find out how early child care can provide a safe and stimulating educational environment that promotes each child’s physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development.

Hoosier Environmental Council - Learn about the organization that has been the environmental voice of the Indiana people for 30 years. The Hoosier Environmental Council is Indiana’s leading educator and advocate for environmental issues and policies.

Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) – Whatever your interest-protecting natural places, adding native plants to your garden, photographing wildflowers, or lending expertise to our community of native plant enthusiasts-there’s a place for you in INPAWS. Together we’re working to create healthy ecosystems and save the wild beauty of Indiana. Our booth will feature a native birds display, coloring activity, plant display w/ information sheets. We are partnered with the Sycamore Audubon Society for our display.

Kids Corner – Explore the conservation and environmental efforts of area children!

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Purdue American Fisheries Society – Take a look at all of the fish that came out of the Wabash River. Did you know over 100 species of fish live in the river? It is thought to be one of the most diverse rivers in the United States. Learn about these slimy creatures and how you can do your part to keep their habitat healthy. *Be sure to catch us and talk with the Fisheries Biologist himself.

Purdue International Genetically Engineered Machine - Find out how Purdue’s iGEM team is participating in this international biological technology competition, where they use standard genetic components along with components of their own design to build biological systems and operate them in living cells.

Purdue Mussel Education Group – Learn about mussel research going on at the Tippecanoe River and have fun with our giant mussel costume!

Sunspot Natural Market – See what Sunspot has to offer in environmentally friendly products. Get your samples to start your pledge to switch to greener products!

Tippecanoe County Parks and Recreation – Find out what outdoor parks and programs are available throughout the county.  Learn about new parks on the horizon!

Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality (TCPWQ) – Learn about stormwater runoff and how to manage it around the house. Learn just how easy it is to save money on your water bill and have the biggest, best landscaping around!

Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC) – Discover why the Wabash River is truly unique and see how WREC is planning to improve it! Imagine a vibrant downtown waterfront! Explore our water quality improvement efforts! Learn how you can get involved! Since 2004, WREC has been improving the economic and ecological conditions of the Wabash River and Greater Lafayette in a sustainable manner.