The Wetland Kit dives into the highly productive and biologically diverse systems of the wetland ecosystem – a system that provide numerous beneficial services for people and wildlife. The activities explore the multitude of different life forms that wetlands support and gets students to learn about water quality through pH testing and bioremediation.
- Wet Webs (pdf) – Introduces the importance of wetlands for humans and wildlife, especially migratory birds in Southern Oregon.
- Critter Crawl (pdf) – By solving a mystery, students will discover the variety of animals that rely on wetlands for shelter, food, water, and space.
- Discover Wetland Plants (pdf) – Identify the different types of plants that grow in Oregon wetlands and how those plants are adapted to survive.
- What’s in the Water (pdf) – Complete a water quality test on a local water source and determine ways to make a difference in your community’s water resources.
- Restoration to the Rescue (pdf) – Understand the ecological services that wetlands provide to benefit human systems.
- Duckling, nests and eggs
- Critter Crawl boxes with replicas of scat, tracks, fur
- pH testing kit
Books and Literature:
- Wading into Wetlands
- Webs of Life: POND
- Wetland Plants of Oregon & Washington
- Wetland Wildlife and their Habitats
- Amphibians of Washington and Oregon
- Guide to Pacific Northwest Aquatic Invertebrates