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1. What you can do
5. Environmental Issues
6. Keystone species
7. Get Wet!-
Field Study Ideas
8. The Zoo Experience
9. Frogs & Friends
10. Case Studies
Wetland Curriculum Resource
Unit 5. Environmental Issues -
Purpose: To become familiar with wetland organisms whose numbers have declined because of wetland destruction.
What You Need: pen :: paper :: research material
What You Do:
The following list of plants and animals is categorized by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife In Canada (COSEWIC). It is only a portion of the total list and represents species which require wetland habitat throughout their lifetime. Definitions of COSEWIC terminology can be found in the Glossary.
Zoo Link: Endangered Species at the Zoo
The Toronto Zoo is home to many species of animal that are threatened in the wild. The loss or degradation of wetlands is a global issue affecting many of them. If you are planning a trip to the Zoo, you may wish to have some of your students carry out this research activity focussing on some of the animals they might encounter during their trip to the Zoo.
For further information contact the Zoo for its Teacher's Resource Kit, "Endangered Species" or inquire about tours and outreach services on this topic.
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