Case Study of a Wetland

Program: Case Study of a Wetland
Available: Spring, Summer and Fall
Grades: 9 through 12
Maximum group size: 33 pupils

This 2.5 hour program is designed to allow students to discover through hands-on experience the interconnections that sustain ecosystems. Participants will also learn the importance of wetlands and wetland conservation. Some of the field activities students will carry out include waterfowl identification, invertebrate sampling, mammal study and water quality analysis. Participants will use the information they collect in the field to draw conclusions regarding the quality of the wetland and the potential threats of human disturbance to its function as a habitat. This program will involve students in the work of a wetland biologist and provide them with all of the equipment they require.