Project Webfoot is a Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) program for elementary students from grades four, five, and six. In June of 2013, IBEC partnered with Ducks Unlimited to host Project Webfoot field trips. This program has had a great impact on students all across Canada and has finally come to Central Newfoundland.
In 2013, six schools throughout the region came to visit the Indian Bay Municipal Park to learn about wetlands and the environment. The schools included Pearson Academy, Gill Memorial Academy, Holy Cross School, Centreville Academy, William Mercer Academy, and Riverwood Academy.
In 2014, another group of schools throughout the region came to visit the Indian Bay Park once again. These schools included Centreville Academy and three classes from Gander Academy.
2015 showed significant growth as IBEC hosted 10 groups. The groups were made up of classes from Centerville Academy, Pearson Academy and Gander Academy.
IBEC hosted 2 Project Webfoot classes, Centerville Academy and Pearson Academy, in 2016. The day started with a class session at the IBEC office learning about the Indian Bay Watershed, wetland ecosystems, the animals who use wetlands and the role organizations such as IBEC and Ducks Unlimited Canada have in conserving our wetlands. The class sessions were followed by a field trip to the Indian Bay Park for bird watching, critter dipping and other nature activities.
A big thanks to Ducks Unlimited Canada, partnering schools and volunteers for their participation and support. This year Don Sturge, Ed Ackerman, Harry Ackerman and Kim Hutchison from the IBEC Board of Directors as well as Marjorie Horlick and Earl Horlick from the local Ducks Unlimited Chapter volunteered to make this years program a success.
This project is funded by: