Global Change

 

Habitat

Habitat

Chesapeake
Bay

Wildlife
Refuge

Global
Change

It's
Elementary

Wetlands

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.
http://www.nwf.org/nwf/atracks/activity.html

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.
http://www.nwf.org/nwf/atracks/habitat/wetlands/wetl0007.html

Salty Discoveries (Gr. K-8)
Hatch brine shrimp eggs and observe their development.
http://www.nwf.org/nwf/atracks/habitat/wetlands/wetl0009.html

Surveys and Slogans (Gr. 4-5)
Take a wetland survey and design a wetland stamp, poster, T-shirt, or bumper sticker.
http://www.nwf.org/nwf/atracks/habitat/wetlands/wetl0010.html

Gator Hole Graphics (Gr. 6-8)
Interpret graphs that tell how some swamp animals survive drought.
http://www.nwf.org/nwf/atracks/habitat/wetlands/wetl0008.html

Teacher Background Information
http://www.nwf.org/nwf/atracks/habitat/

 

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 Bay.
http://www.whro.org/bl/2fr_baylink.html

Marsh March (Gr. 4-12)
Students will investigate natural organization of a wetland and the interrelationships between the wetlands and the surrounding environment.
http://www.whro.org/bl/lessons/3fr_marsh.html

Habitat Hunt (Gr. 6-12)
Students will investigate variation among aquatic habitats.
http://www.whro.org/bl/lessons/3fr_marsh.html

 

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.
gopher://informns.k12.mn.us:70/11/mn-k12/mvnwr/lessons/elem

Pond Web (Gr. 4-6)
The lesson will emphasize the ecological values and the interconnection of all living things within an interdependent community.
gopher://gopher.informns.k12.mn.us:70/00/mn-k12/mvnwr/lessons/elem/03%20Pond%20Web

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.
gopher://gopher.informns.k12.mn.us:70/00/mn-k12/mvnwr/lessons/elem/14%20Wetland%20Birds%20And%20Their%20Habitat

 

The Raptor Center provides Highway To The Tropics!, multi-disciplinary lesson plans that center around learning about ospreys.
http://www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu/raptor/meeen/oldless.html

Nest Watch! (Gr. 4-8)
Students will look at ways to construct osprey nesting platforms and monitor artificial and natural nest sites.
http://www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu/raptor/meeen/lesson8.html

Wetland Wonders (Gr. 4-8)
Addresses fresh and salt water wetlands, and how the osprey is dependent upon these areas.
http://www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu/raptor/meeen/no7.html

Habitat

Chesapeake
Bay

Wildlife
Refuge

Global
Change

It's
Elementary