Read about the different types of wetlands (swamps, marshes, and bogs) and find out why these habitats are in danger of disappearing. Learn more about the plants and animals that make up this ecosystem. Includes many photographs. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on habitats.
Aquatic Environments: Wetlands
Find out about wetlands and where they are found in Canada. Chapter 1 tells about wetlands and their value. Chapter 2 tells about the different types of wetlands. Chapter 3 is about wetlands in the regions of Canada. Chapter 4 tells about a convention designed to protect the world's wetlands.
Swamp Animal Printouts
Learn about animals that make their homes in swamps.
Bog: Weird Wetland
Find out what this habitat is like and what plants and animals might live here.
Click on the links at the left to learn about wetlands, the animals that live there, and why wetlands are in trouble.
This EPA site tells about the interaction of nature and people with wetlands. Find out the current status of wetlands and how they are being protected.
American Wetlands Month
Read about the month that we celebrate wetlands. Includes the history of this celebration.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Missouri Wetlands
Read about wetlands in Missouri and reasons why this type of habitat is in danger of disappearing.
Where Are the Wetlands?
This lesson plan has students identify wetlands near their school.
Beneficial Function of the Wetlands
This lesson plan helps students understand the benefits of having this type of habitat.
Loss of Wetlands: Subsidence
This lesson has a hands-on activity about water and soil.
This lesson plan, which was written by a teacher from Utah, has a hands-on activity about wetlands. There are instructions for having students create a model of Utah wetlands.
Enchanted Learning: Marsh Life
Students can use these printouts of freshwater marsh animals.
The Everglades Ecosystem
Learn about the plants, animals, and natural features of the Florida Everglades on this site.
Dialogue for Kids: Wetlands
Students can find the different definitions for wetlands. This Idaho site highlights wetlands of the Northwest United States. Teachers can click on "Classroom Activities."
Wetlands Coloring Book
Download this 24-page PDF file.
eThemes Resource: Habitat: An Overview
This resource covers the different ecosystems on our planet. Find out how these biomes differ, what characteristics make them unique, and where they are located. Includes a map of the different habitats found in Missouri and information about habitats in Utah.