1. Research the types of wetlands and identify any that may be near you.
2. If you have a wetland on or adjacent to your school grounds, learn how to protect it.
3. Invite your local wastewater treatment provider to discuss their work with students or provide a tour of their facilities. These facilities sometimes have nutrient-rich retention ponds that are ultimately discharged into a nearby wetland.
4. Learn about the bird species who rely on your closest wetland as a stopover during migration.
5. Beavers are one of nature’s engineers. What role do beavers play in a wetland ecosystem?
6. Take a field trip to your local wetland.
7. Connect with your local wetland organizations who protect and monitor wetlands.
8. Research using wetlands as green infrastructure and consider creating a model site on your school grounds or in your community especially in urban areas to control runoff.
10. Conduct field investigations of soil to provide a deeper understanding of the role soils play in keeping wetlands healthy, such as:
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