Wetlands Ecosystem Study Unit
How are mammals an important part of the wetland ecosystem?
Photo - Muskrat munching on my carefully culvitvated arrowhead plants. Sagittaria latifolia
Wetlands mammals to consider: Beaver, Muskrat, Coyote, Black Bear, Raccoon, River Otter,
Deer, Water Shrew, Striped Skunk, Weasels and Bats.
What is a vertebrate?
What is an autotrophs? What is a heterotroph?
Do the Wetlands Mammals Facts Table Activity doc | pdf.
What are the traits that all mammals have in common?
Mammal Morphology - Compare - a bat, a human & one other wetland mammal
Be able to recognize these wetland animals and their tracks. (see the resources listed above)
Explain how one of these mammals impacts the wetland habitat.
Wetlands Food Web Relationships
Use a Tree Map organizer to sort the wetland mammals: carnivores, omnivores, herbivores.
Use images or the animal's name.
Wetlands: Habitat / Mammals / Birds / Macrovertebrates - Aquatic Insects / Plants & trees / Amphibians / Conclusions
Food Web Relationships / Wetland Ecology Vocabulary Exercise / Life Cycles / Mammal Morphology: compare - contrast
Amphibians Internet Activity / Riparian Buffers - investigate / Wetland Photos: page 1 - page 2 - page 3 - page 4
Just Ducky - crossword puzzle
/ Name that Duck practice / Bats are our Buddies / Eagles Evaluation / Lentic or Lotic ecosystem?
Citizen Science Projects - collect some data / Collecting data pdf. - doc. / Digital Science Journal
Wetland Poem Project / Wetland or Frog Song activity / Wetlands Trees of Pennsylvania Puzzle
Water & Watershed Studies / Water Wars / Environmental/Energy Issue Video Project / Environmental careers
PA. Envirothon / Firefly Watch - fun project / Monitor Wetland / Great Outdoors Celebration - pbl
Hunts / Plants
and People / Puzzles & Projects
/ Pennsylvania Projects /
Site map / Home
Nature / Milkweed & Monarch Butterfly
Mania / Bluebirds
Project / Fields, Fencerows &
Meadows EcoStudy Unit
posted 12/2001 by Cindy O'Hora Updated 2/2013
In honor of Pennsylvanian ecoactivitst, Betty Conner released to be freely used by not for profit agencies and schools
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