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Wetlands: Teachers


Wetland Resources

Wild About Wetlands — a great teacher resource from Australia. Games, activities, lesson plans, and lots more to make your wetlands unit really shine.

Here is a teacher-made unit on wetlands — also called Wild About Wetlands.

Teachers' Guide to Wetland Activities — a great resource for teaching about wetlands from Ducks Unlimited.

WetlandsLIVE is a teacher resource for grades 4-8 with information, webcasts, and lesson plans in English and Spanish.

Frog Faces

Fun Wetlands Lessons has a collection of wetlands videos for your class.

Pond succession is a fascinating topic for middle-school students. This video follows the succession of a pond as it changes over time into a forest. Here is great visual you may want to use along with the lesson.

The EPA has a site devoted to wetlands education. Lessons, videos, activities that you can use with your class.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a Wetlands Coloring Book with a fun look at wetlands just for you! While coloring these pictures or just looking at them you can learn about wetlands and the animals and plants that live in wetlands.


Wetlands Lesson Units

These four curriculum guides from the Washington State Department of Ecology are comprehensive units that cover many different grade levels. Each section is focused on specific skills and wetland information. Check out all four!!

  • Discover Wetlands — lessons, activities, experiments — just about everything you could possibly need, except the water.
  • And here is the second part to this curriculum — Amazing Wetlands: Functions and Values — complete with cross-curricular lessons in language, social studies and other areas.
  • People and Wetlands — this is the third part of this curriculum, offering songs, writing activities, and many other creative activities.
  • Field Studies: A Walk On The Wild Side — this fourth unit will get you out of the classroom and help guide your visit to an actual wetland.

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