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Take a little wade in the wetlands. A fun unit has pupils conduct a literature review to learn how climate change and human actions affect wetland ecosystems. They take a trip to a wetland, observe the fauna and flora, and then take and analyze core samples.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite an environmental scientist to take part in the activities
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is written for a New York City audience in mind, focusing on the wetlands in the Alley Pond Park in Queens
  • A drying oven is necessary for the loss of ignition test
  • Provides a variety of printable student worksheets and handouts, including some that have cool pictures
  • Lists some links to websites for further reading
  • None
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