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WHAT IS A WETLAND?

Wetlands have often been described in the past as dreary, disease-ridden, insect-infested worthless chunks of “land”. They weren’t considered fit for anything unless one could drain them in an attempt to create more “usable” land. It may surprise you to know that some people still hold this idea today. Fortunately for us all, these kinds of thoughts are rapidly being replaced by factual knowledge concerning the true functions and purposes of wetlands.

Now, see if you can answer the number stumper below:


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The pelican’s pouch can hold up to 3 gallons of water!
  1. Chapter 2 Intro
  2. Essential Questions
  3. Why Worry about Wetlands
  4. Activity: Countdown Calendar
  5. What is a Wetland?
  6. Activity: Lake Log
  7. Activity: How healthy is this wetland?
  8. Activity: Where have all the Wetlands gone?
  9. Activity: Bird Beak Buffet
  10. Activity: Environmental Barometer
  11. Activity: Fibonnacci Hunt