Come to the Edithvale-Seaford Education Centre and learn more about World Wetlands Day and participate in tours and educational activities.
The theme for 2015 is 'Wetlands for our future' and aims to highlight the important role wetlands play in the environment and how we need to turn the tide on their loss and degradation.
Wetlands contribute to the environment by:
purifying and replenishing our water
providing fish and rice that feed billions
acting as a natural sponge against flooding and drought
protecting our coastlines
bursting with biodiversity
Enter the World Wetlands Day photo competition
Take a photo in a wetland between 2 February and 2 March 2015 for your chance to win a free flight to a wetland location anywhere in the world. The photo contest is open to 15-24 year olds. Visit the World Wetlands Day website for more information.
World Wetlands Day history
World Wetlands Day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetlands.
For more information contact us online or call 131 722.