The first link is to a YouTube video to celebrate the 118th Anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System. President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge on March 14, 1903, at Pelican Island, Florida, to protect brown pelicans there from slaughter by market hunters. Today’s Refuge System includes more than 560 national wildlife refuges, 38 wetland management districts and 5 marine national monuments. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge was established on June 7, 1924.
Now that you’ve danced…. we’ll move onto the learning part.
The second link will take you to a webpage that has several Ecological History Lecture Series presentations through Winona State University. Near the bottom of the page is a button “Download Schedule” which will show all the lectures in the series. The first one is Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30. There is no registration required but “only” 500 Zoom slots for each.