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are now being used by wildlife biologists in Mexico to protect endangered sea
turtles. The four-wheel-drive vehicles were donated by Phillips to aid the
International Sea Turtle Program, a cooperative effort sponsored by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve sea turtle populations in the United States
and Latin America.

International Wildlife and Habitat Programs

Seal Sands: Located along England's River Tees, Seal Sands is dense with
industry and dense with wildlife. It is the feeding and basking ground for both
gray and common seals and the only remaining feeding ground for transient and
migratory birds for a large section of Britain's east coast. Employees at Phillips
Teesside Temiinal have joined a partnership to protect and preserve this unique
habitat.



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North Sea Bird Count: A former Phillips physician and avid birder looked at the
oil platforms stretching from England to Norway and saw an opportunity to
monitor the migration of birds as they cross the North Sea. He established a
network of oil industry employees in the late 1970s. Today that network involves
dozens of observers living on offshore platforms sprinkled throughout the North
Sea.

Bittern Reserve: Phillips U.K. operations are supporting efforts to conserve rare
wildlife on the Nortolk Broads, critical habitat for rare birds, butterflies,
dragonflies and plants and flowers. A major thrust of the program is to
encourage the retum of the virtually extinct bittem to nest there. The bittern is
one of Britain's most endangered species.

Environmental Education

PEP Awards: Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 are available to schools and
nonprofit community groups which successfully compete in the Phillips
Environmental Partnership Awards. Since 1993, the date the competition began,
Phillips has contributed almost $500,000 to more than 130 local, environmental
projects.

'Project WILD: Phillips is corporate sponsor of Project WILD, one of the
country's largest and most respected environmental education programs.
Phillips and WILD are working together to establish an "Action Grants" program
in all 50 states. Action Grants provide a source of funding for teachers involved
in developing environmental education projects.

Birdbox Program: Students in all 50 states and several foreign countries are
leaming about birds and their habitat through this hands-on program, co-
sponsored by Phillips and Oklahoma Project WILD. Using birdboxes made of
wax-impregnated, corrugated paper, students leam what species might be
expected to use the boxes, where and when to place them outdoors, and how to
check them. Teachers monitor the results and forward them to the Project WILD
administrator.

'Project WET: Phillips has recently agreed to co-sponsor this new
environmental education program, which focuses on the importance of water
resources. Phillips funds will be used to help the program expand into all 50
states.



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вАҐProject Learning Tree: With help from Phillips, the U.S. Junior Chamber of
Commerce and Project Learning Tree, a national environmental education
organization, are forging a new partnership to address community environmental
needs. This partnership is developing a process to bring teachers, civic
volunteers and students together to identify and solve local environmental
problems.

*A Home For Pearl: This award-winning video series helps school children learn
the importance of habitat by telling the story of an injured bald eagle named
Peari who is nursed back to health by caring youngsters. Phillips provides this
outstanding video and related teaching materials to educators at no charge.

Lignite: A special three-week course on lignite mining, which Phillips funded with
Texas A&M, has now been incorporated into the earth sciences cuniculum for all
Texas eighth graders. The course was originally intended for students in
communities where Phillips has lignite interests. The decision to incorporate it
into mainstream studies came at the request of Texas educators.

Keystone Science School: Since 1993, Phillips has sent two teachers to this
prestigious school for a week-long environmental education program. The
teachers are nominated by their school districts at the invitation of local Phillips
management.

Your Toxic Trash: This 30-minute PBS special, which Phillips co-sponsored in
1 993, has won two important awards: a Silver Apple Award, recognized as the
standard of excellence for educational media, at the 1994 National Educational
Film and Video Festival; and Best Television Special from the Environmental
Media Association, an organization that encourages incorporation of
environmental themes into television, feature films and movies. Hosted by Ed
Begley Jr., "Your Toxic Trash" stresses the growing problem of hazardous
household waste. "Your Toxic Trash" was offered to high school science
teachers across the country, along with a teacher's guide that contained inter-
curriculum class discussion and student projects.

*Water: For Earth Day '95, Phillips wori


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