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  • The Fragile Fringe: A Guide for Teaching About Coastal Wetlands
  • A Guide to Goals and Resources, 2nd ed. Exit EPA Disclaimer provides the program coordinator with 100 water education curricula summaries, environmental education topics and goals, and multimedia resources.
  • Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Wetlands Education Guide Exit EPA Disclaimer is a 170-page plan designed to be a template for educational programs involving the Great Salt Lake's complex ecosystem.
  • Journey North Exit EPA Disclaimer is a global study of wildlife migration.
  • Turning the Tide is a learning guide on marine debris.
  • Wetlands Reading List is an annotated list of reading material for students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
  • WOW!: The Wonders Of Wetlands Exit EPA Disclaimer is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum guide for educators of grade levels K-12. The latest edition, co-published in 1995 by Environmental Concern and The Watercourse (Bozeman, MT), includes over 50 fun and effective learning-activities for both indoor and outdoor use.

Education Programs

  • Adopt A Watershed Exit EPA Disclaimer uses a local watershed as a living laboratory in which students engage in hands-on activities, making science applicable to their lives.
  • Audubon Adventures Exit EPA Disclaimer is a curriculum enhancement program used primarily in grades 4 through 6 to teach children science, environmental topics and respect for nature and to practice language and communication skills.
  • Cornell BirdSleuth Exit EPA Disclaimer gives students a background in bird biology, bird behavior, and data analysis; fosters interest in science and nurtures scientific thinking; uses the latest advances in computer technology; familiarizes students with the Internet; uses writing and art to display students' research; and incorporates the National Science Education Standards.
  • Give Water a Hand Exit EPA Disclaimer is a national watershed education program designed to involve young people in local environmental service projects.
  • Nature Mapping Program Exit EPA Disclaimer trains individuals to become aware of their natural resources and to provide the tools to inventory and monitor their resources.
  • Project Learning Tree (PLT ) Exit EPA Disclaimer is an interdisciplinary environmental education program for educators working with students in PreK through grade 12. PLT helps students gain awareness and knowledge of the natural and built environment, their place within it, as well as their responsibility for it.
  • Project WET  Exit EPA Disclaimer has dedicated itself to the mission of reaching children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education, including wetland education.
  • Project Wild Exit EPA Disclaimer is an interdisciplinary conservation and education program emphasizing wildlife.
  • Schoolyard Habitats Exit EPA Disclaimer invites students, teachers, administrators, and the surrounding community to become involved in the life sustaining process of growing, caring for, and learning from a habitat on a school campus.
  • Handbook for Wetlands Conservation and Sustainability Exit EPA Disclaimer : This 288-page handbook explains wetland ecology, functions and values. It provides tips for organizing your community to monitor, conserve and restore local wetlands. Includes wetland definitions, ecology, functions and values, monitoring instructions, wetland project ideas, regulatory avenues for wetland protection, case studies and an updated and extensive resource section.
  • WETMAAP: Wetland Education Through Maps And Aerial Photography Exit EPA Disclaimer introduces educators and students to wetland habitats' functions and values, wetland mapping, digital databases, and GIS technology; assists educators with the integration of wetland issues into existing curricula; promotes public awareness of wetland loss issues; and provides an understanding of the cause and effect of wetland change.
  • A World in Our Backyard: A Wetlands Education and Stewardship Program suggests ways to study wetland characteristics, why wetlands are important, and how students and teachers can help protect a local wetland.

Teaching Tools


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