AWW has been blessed with some fabulous folks over the years who have given of their time, talent and treasure to the betterment of the Program. Here is a recent example.
We here at the AWW office were asked recently about what we’d like to have done in the form of an infographic by our IT assistant, Jennie Powers. She needed to develop an infographic for a class she is taking here at AU. I thought for about half a second and said ALABAMA’S AWESOME AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY! In my unbiased opinion, I believe that every child (and adult) in Alabama should know that this state ranks NUMBER ONE among all 50 states in aquatic biodiversity (including freshwater fish, snails, mollusks, crayfish and turtles!, see Biodiversity in Alabama and Fishes of Alabama)! The hundreds of beautiful fish species that inhabit our waters (325 native freshwater species and 100 or more marine species – wow!) are true treasures that every Alabamian should be proud of, and cherish! Several rival tropical reef fishes in their colorful beauty! Here are a few of my favorites:
Sorry, I digress.., back to the point – here’s what Jennie came up with for her class project – I was blown away! I LOVE it, and asked her if I could share it with our AWW family, since we feel it can be a great educational tool for AWW groups and others across the state. So without further ado, here it is:
Let us know what you think, and if you/your group would like to use Jennie’s AWWsome infographic in your environmental education/outreach efforts.
**For the updated version of the AWW infographic, see AWW Infographic 2.0