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The Young Scientist's Introduction to Wetlands
This downloadable booklet provides an overview of wetlands for younger students. Topics include what a wetland is, plants and animals that inhabit them, the many terms (marsh, swamp, etc.) used to describe them, what to do when visiting wetlands, and what functions wetlands perform in the environment.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Ecology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The booklet is a Federal Government publication and may be freely reproduced for your use. Pages should not be altered, and proper credits and attributions should be given if portions of the booklet are used.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-109
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • C - Life science:
        • Organisms and environments
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Properties of earth materials
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
        • Types of resources
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Army Corps of Engineers, Wetlands Research and Technology Center