As the holiday season closed out a good year, we now look forward to 2018 being equally productive and a time during which many new projects will take place at the DWA. We will soon begin construction that will make for new exciting exhibits and upgrades on some of the existing facilities. Updates will be added to our website as the time frame is finalized.
In the Q2 2017 newsletter, I mentioned that the annual manatee release in Peru would not occur on Earth Day as it had for the previous six years, but would be in November. Release of Amazonian Manatees in the Peruvian Amazon describes the 2017 release into the Laguna El Dorado – an event which never gets old or less impressive regardless when it takes place.
The DWA was involved in 2017 “Crocfest” for the Cuban Crocodile. We will again participate in the international meeting and workshop in February 2018 for further involvement in In situ Conservation of the Endangered Cuban Crocodile.
We are still Savoring the Success of International Sawfish Day. There is no time for complacency as much work must still be done to make a major long-term difference for the future of these critically endangered animals!
An Event to Remember is another annual happening which rings out the old year with a good look at our individual blessings and how rewarding it is to help others who are less fortunate, even if just for a day at the DWA. On December 4th, for the eleventh year, we shared our staff Holiday Event with 51 children in the care of CPS.
On Sat., Feb. 24, Texas medical schools will again train participants on how to perform hands-only CPR. The trainers will set up in the DWA theater (10 am-3pm) for such training! In five minutes or less, you can learn how to Save a Life and receive your very own Texas Two STEP CPR certification card. Bring your family, as training will be available for children, depending on their size and strength. Please stop by and participate in this worthwhile project and receive a discount on your next membership renewal.
The Book of the Month highlights the Rainbow Fish that is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This paperback book is an interactive book which allows for children to use their imagination in creating their underwater world in which the sparkling-scaled fish is the main character. Remember that you receive a 10% discount on your purchases.
Thanks for your continued support in 2017 and we look forward to 2018 being another great year.