Oil Spill and Wetland Activities and Info

Needless to say, the Gulf oil spill will have a devastating effect on wetlands, wildlife, and the Gulf states’ economy for some time. What can we learn from this? What are some actions that students can take, both at school and at home, that can reduce our national dependence on oil?

Below are some downloadable activities from several sources, including topics such as oil spills and wetlands. 

Oil Spill Activities:

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Easy Oil Spill Activity, PDF

Here are a few other oil spill activities that you can download:
Franklin Institute: Slick Sea Spills
Science Buddies: Goo-Be-Gone: Cleaning Up Oil Spills

The Learning Network: The Drill On the Spill: Learning About the Gulf Oil Leak in the Lab

NOAA:  Information and activities for students and teachers who'd like to learn more about oil spills or hazardous chemical accidents



Wetlands Information and Activities:

Ducks near Gulf oil spill
What Makes a Wetland a Wetland?, PDF
Wetland Surveys and Slogans, PDF
Wetlands Information and Activities, PDF 
Saltwater Wetlands Information and Activities, PDF

For Educators: Oil Spill and Wetlands Activities & Info
Science Class
In this section you'll find background information on wetlands as well as activities to learn more about several different types of wetlands.
For Parents and Educators
Special Guide for Talking to Kids About the Gulf Oil Spill.
For More Oil Spill Info
EPA logo
As part of the ongoing federal response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, EPA established a website to inform the public about the spill's impact on the environment and the health of nearby residents.