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Wetland Curriculum Resource
Unit 4. Amphibians - Background for Educators

(Level: 2 : 4 : 10 acad : 10 appl :: Adaptations)

Purpose: To recognize that animals have specific adaptations required for survival in a wetland environment.

What You Need: paper :: pencil :: imagination

What You Do:

  1. Select an animal from the A-Team listed below and create a story or myth as to how that animal obtained its adaptation for survival in a wetland.
  2. Or, select an animal of your choice that has a specific adaptation which enables it to survive in a wetland and write about it. How the:
    • Duck got webbed feet
    • Beaver got a flat tail
    • Great Blue Heron got long legs
    • Bullfrog got a sticky tongue
    • Crayfish got its claws
    • Turtle got a shell
    • Water Boatman got long, paddle-shaped legs
    • Leopard Frog got spots
    • Catfish got barbels
    • Rattlesnake got its rattle
  3. Send your story to the Adopt-A-Pond Program, and we will print a selection in the "Amphibian Voice" newsletter.

Click here to see the list of activities for this unit.


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