Conserving Canada’s Wetlands

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Field Trips

These resources help you and your students plan a safe and interesting field trip so that you can make the most of this hands-on learning experience.

Taking Action

Using knowledge to take action—whether it’s a big or small act—is empowering and a beneficial learning experience. Taking action is about being proud of where you live, respecting your environment and taking ownership of its health. This resource booklet gives you inspiring examples and step-by-step ideas on activities, from beginner to advanced, to take action.

Wetlands and the World – Award winning program!

Wetlands and the World provides ways for exploring wetlands across cultures and recognizing the value of wetlands in maintaining a healthy world for all of us. This program is linked to the elementary school curriculum across Canada.

Create a Wetland World

This cross curricular, multi-lingual activity linked with the Wetlands and the World resource helps students develop a paper-model diorama for the classroom while learning about some of the different animals in the wetland food web.Wetlands and the World received first prize at the 2009 National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Media Award Competition.

“Kudos to Ducks Unlimited (Canada) for recognizing the lack of environmental education materials for new Canadians…the kit meets DUC’s high standards and now sets the standard for environmental programming in language instruction.” —Green Teacher Magazine

Duck Detectives

Explore migration and the need to protect habitats across North America’s flyways. This online and interactive activity introduces students to bird banding and its role in scientific research and conservation.

Salt Marshes: Interactions & Ecosystems (Grades 7–9)

Salt marshes are one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Our resources give students and teachers a new understanding of, and appreciation for, these amazing wetland habitats. Activity topics include ecological succession, adaptations, food webs, sustainability issues and human impacts on ecosystems.

Curriculum Resources

Wetland Ecosystems I – Habitats, Communities and the Diversity of Life (Grades 4–6)

This educator’s guide includes nine lesson plans and an accompanying Student Journal. There are hands-on activities and resource materials addressing adaptations, life cycles, food webs, interactions, environmental stress and conservation using wetland communities to illustrate sustainability concepts.

Wetland Ecosystems II – Interactions and Ecosystems (Grades 7 & 8)

This package includes an instructor guide and student Journal with seven lesson plans and four field activities. Assists educators in presenting cross-curricular science material and evaluating student learning. Includes wetland types, energy pyramids, abiotic factors, feeding adaptations and organism relationships, population effects, human interventions and other ecological and sustainability concepts. Field activities demonstrate sampling techniques, observation, team work, safety procedures, data analysis, experimentation and use of technology.

Wetland Ecosystems III – Evolution, Diversity and Sustainability of Ecosystems (Secondary School Grades 9-12)

This package addresses environmental impacts, socio-political considerations in environmental solutions, biodiversity, sustainable development, adaptations, natural selection, wetland types, pollution and taxonomy. Resource materials include a strong field component where students learn about sampling techniques, observation, teamwork, safety procedures, data analysis, experimentation and use of technology.