Animal Tracks®, a
classroom education program of the National Wildlife Federation,
provides ready-to-download classroom activities focused on air, habitat,
wildlife and endangered species, people and the environment, and water.
Explore a Wetland (Gr. K-8)
Take a walk in a wetland and then make a wetland picture story or fill in a wetland worksheet.
Salty Discoveries (Gr. K-8)
Hatch brine shrimp eggs and observe their development.
Surveys and Slogans (Gr. 4-5)
Take a wetland survey and design a wetland stamp, poster, T-shirt, or bumper sticker.
Gator Hole Graphics (Gr. 6-8)
Interpret graphs that tell how some swamp animals survive drought.
Teacher Background Information
Bay Link is an educational
site centered on the Chesapeake Bay estuary, the people living on its drainage
area, and the effect the various natural and human forces have on the
Marsh March (Gr. 4-12)
Students will investigate natural organization of a wetland and the interrelationships between the wetlands and the surrounding environment.
Habitat Hunt (Gr. 6-12)
Students will investigate variation among aquatic habitats.
Minnesota Valley National
Wildlife Refuge has designed lessons to be aids in preparing
your students for their visit to the Minnesota Valley
National Wildlife Refuge.
Pond Web (Gr. 4-6)
The lesson will emphasize the ecological values and the interconnection of all living things within an interdependent community.
Wetland Birds And Their Habitat (Gr. 5-6)
They will discuss how birds are adapted to a wetland habitat and develop an understanding of the importance of protection and management to a wetland community.
The Raptor Center provides
Highway To The Tropics!, multi-disciplinary lesson plans that
center around learning about ospreys.
Nest Watch! (Gr. 4-8)
Students will look at ways to construct osprey nesting platforms and monitor artificial and natural nest sites.
Wetland Wonders (Gr. 4-8)
Addresses fresh and salt water wetlands, and how the osprey is dependent upon these areas.