“I’m a Survivor”
- Use field experiences and/or the Internet to research the plants and animals of the wetlands.
- Observe and collect ecological information about the plants and animals of the wetlands.
- Understand adaptations of plants and animals to wetland ecosystems.
- Compare and contrast the flora and fauna of a local wetland with those of another wetland in the state, country, or world.
- Prepare a portfolio of materials documenting the research.
- Communicate information about the plants and animals of the wetlands.
- Note: If it is not possible to provide students with a field experience, this
activity can be conducted as an Internet research project.
- Field guides (wetlands, plants, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds,
- Field gear and equipment (old clothes/shoes, nets, collecting jars, plant
presses, notebook or field log, permanent marker, pencils, sunscreen, insect
repellent, hat, water, snacks, etc.)
- Camera and film (digital, prints or slides) or video camera
- Tape recorder (if desired)
- Computer with Internet provider
- Copies of “I’m a Survivor: Student Field Log Sheet” and “I’m a Survivor: Internet Log Sheet”
- Working alone or as part of a cooperative learning group, follow instructions on the “I’m a Survivor: Student Field Log Sheet” and the “I’m a Survivor: Internet Log Sheet.”
- Prepare a portfolio containing documentation of your field work and Internet research on wetland flora and fauna. Include items such as:
Photos, slides or video, Audiotapes, Journals, Collected specimens (any collecting should have an absolute minimum negative impact on the wetlands), Drawings or sketches, Map, “I’m a Survivor: Student Field Log Sheet” and “I’m a Survivor: Internet Log Sheet”
- Have students present the results of their Internet research to the class or to other classes.
- Conduct a litter cleanup of the area around the field site.
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