Saskatoon Island Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Wetland Ecology

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Students are introduced to basic wetland ecology through a series of hands-on activities. They will get to explore a wetland ecosystem and examine aquatic invertebrates first hand.

Students will:

  • Identify the 5 types of wetlands
  • Understand wetland functions and why they are important ecosystems
  • Examine a wetland and identify varies characteristics
  • Explore the natural landscape to identify the flora and fauna in the environment
  • Dip for aquatic invertebrate and identify species
Grade(s):5
Curriculum:Science
Themes:
    • Topic E-Wetland Ecosystems
Type:Teacher-led Field Study
Duration:2 Hours
Location:Outside
Max. Group Size:30
Fees:$75
Availability:September-October & May-June

Teaching Resources:

    Updated: Oct 11, 2022