The National Audubon Society and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will hold a Promoting Nature Tourism Along the Mississippi workshop at the Vicksburg, Miss. Convention Center from April 25-27.
The workshop is designed to inform and educate the Lower Mississippi River region about the potential of this region as a destination for nature tourism.
Workshop activities will include:
* Presentations by nationally and regionally recognized experts on tourism trends, nature tourism successes, community impacts of nature tourism, tools for promoting nature tourism and private land issues.
* A keynote address on the rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker in Arkansas.
* Field trips to local nature tourism sites in Mississippi and Louisiana.
* A voyage on the Mississippi River to explore the undeveloped potential of the river as a nature tourism destination.
For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit the www.msaudubon.org/workshop Web site.