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Wetland Types
This resource will help students to distinguish between wetland types. They will discover that coastal wetlands include salt marshes and tidal brackish marshes while inland wetlands consist of freshwater marshes, wet meadows, forested swamps, shrub swamps, bogs, fens, and vernal pools. A Guide to Wetland Wildlife in New England Regional Wetland "Celebrities" is included. This site is part of a guide that aims to help students get to know the complexities of wetlands, discover wildlife, enjoy the experience of being outdoors, and learn how necessary wetlands are to the health of our environment. Even though the site is about wetlands in New England for educators and their middle school students it suggests ways to study wetland characteristics, why wetlands are important, and how students and teachers can help protect a local wetland. An associated set of activities is also available.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
  • Ecology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-082
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'A World In Our Backyard'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency