Where do I get educational materials?
Project WILD Aquatic. 2000. Curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12 with supplemental materials about wetlands and related topics. Source: Project WILD National Office, 5555 Morningside Drive, Suite 212, Houston, TX 77005; or call (713)520-1936; or fax (713)520-8008; (Must participate in a workshop to obtain manual); http://www.projectwild.org/.
Discover Wetlands. Lippy, Karen, et. al., 1995. Activities address the definition of a wetland, wetland field studies, wetland functions, and human effects on wetlands. The materials may into existing curricula. Materials were developed in Washington, but are applicable to other regions of the country. Stresses the idea that both action and inaction affect the outcome of environmental issues. Source: Washington State be used as a unit or integrated Department of Ecology, Wetlands Section, Publication #88-16, PO Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600; or call (206) 438-7538; http://www.ecy.wa.gov/.
EnviroScape II Model. This is an interactive, portable model of a watershed that demonstrates water pollution and its prevention. It comes with a kit containing everything you need to demonstrate the movement of water through a watershed and the pollution runoff causes: cocoa, cooking oil, and powdered drink mixes, felt vegetation swatches, clay berms, and props such as miniature trees, cows. Wetlands add-on contains a separate landscape top for use with the EnviroScape II base. Comes with shopping center and parking lot, marina and boat slips, rainmaker (spray bottle), plant roots, assorted wetlands (sponges) and much more. Source: EnviroScape Models, c/o JT and A Inc., 4 Herbert Street, Alexandria, VA 22305; or call (800) 608-3526 or (703) 519-2180; http://www.enviroscapes.com/.
One Small Square: Swamp. Donald M. Silver. Patricia J. Wynne (Illustrator). 1997. An entertaining and informative wetland book for children, which encourages them to explore and observe one square foot of swamp. Source: McGraw-Hill Professional, ISBN 0-07-057926-1. Available in any bookstore.
Project Wet in the City. 2002. Curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12 with supplemental materials. The curriculum focuses on water resource issues and includes activities appropriate for urban settings. Source: Council for Environmental Education, 5555 Morningside Drive, Suite 212, Houston, TX 77005-3216; or call (713) 520-1936; http://www.wetcity.org/. (Must participate in a workshop to obtain manual).
Wading Into Wetlands: Ranger Rick's Naturescope. Curriculum for pre-school through grade seven. Contains outdoor activities, games, arts and craft ideas and a reference section. Source: National Wildlife Federation, 1400 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2266; or call (800)-477-5560; http://www.nwf.org/.
Water Worlds. 1988. Folder contains materials needed to give youth opportunities to explore and observe aquatic environments. Collection/sampling section includes tips on minimal impact sampling. Source: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Media Services Resources Center, 7 Business and Technology Park, Ithaca, NY 14850; or call (607) 255-2080; http://www.cce.cornell.edu/.
Wetlands and Wildlife: Alaska Wildlife Curriculum Teacher Information Manual. Materials provide information and teaching activities about Alaska's wetland habitats and animals for K-3, 4-6, and 7-12. Included are wetlands awareness, wetland ecology, human ecology, human impacts on wetlands, and migratory birds. Source: Circumpolar Press, Box 221955, Anchorage, AK 99522; or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503; or call (907) 786-3351; alaska.fws.gov .
WOW! Wonders of Wetlands. Britt E. Slattery and Alan S. Kesselheim. 1995. Kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum with classroom and outdoor hands-on activities. Also has guide to planning restoration projects and supplementary materials. Source: Environmental Concern Inc., P.O. Box P, 201 Boundary Lane, St. Michaels, MD 21663; or call (410) 745-9620; www.wetland.org/.