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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 7. Get Wet! - Field Study Ideas
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PREPARING FOR THE TRIP
There are dozens of ways to explore a wetland but remember, the experience should be fun and it should spark your students' interest and curiosity. The sample observation sheets appearing on the following pages and in other parts of this manual will give you some guidelines. Select the activities that best meet your teaching needs and the wetland you will be visiting. Please remember, for all wetland studies it is important you encourage your students to respect the land, water, plants, and animals. Dividing the class into groups to minimize the number of students that need to enter the water or walk through the sensitive and easily degraded bank area to reach the water.
Field study activities appearing elsewhere in this manual:
Includes two observation sheets to use in monitoring a local wetland on a monthly or annual basis:
This activity is based on trip to a local wetland. Students bring home water, plants, bottom muck and invertebrates to observe them in the class room. After a period of observation, the pond life is returned to its home wetland.
Includes an observation sheet to use at a local wetland. During this activity, students observe the presence and populations of different organisms and co-relate them to the health of the wetland.
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