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Wetlands Alberta

Engaging Albertans to conserve and protect wetlands


Wetlands are one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet.

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Parents & Teachers

Young minds are eager to learn more about wetlands. Designed to help educate young people—tomorrow’s conservation leaders—about wetlands, conservation and what they can do to help, here are a few tools that will make learning fun for students of all ages whether in the classroom, on a field trip to a local wetland or at home.

Curriculum-based resources

Wetlands are included in the grade 4 and grade 5 Alberta science curriculum. Designed in consultation with educators, the following resources offer a wealth of wetland information to assist teachers and students alike.

Project Webfoot – Ducks Unlimited Canada’s wetland education program offering free lesson plans, action projects and much more.
Water Quest – Based on Alberta Environment’s water management program, Water for Life: Alberta’s Strategy for Sustainability and is intended as a learning supplement to the Grade 8, Freshwater Ecosystems unit.
Wetlands: Webbed Feet Not Required – A link to order the revised! wetlands education program resource kit and teachers’ guide from Alberta Environment.

Extension resources

The following web sites and publications offer additional wetland related information and resources.

EcoKids – What is Biodiversity? – A website offering interesting information, games and links to resources about biodiversity, what it is and why it is important.
Parkland Conservation Farm Association – A demonstration farm, located East of Edmonton, committed to increasing awareness and adoption of agricultural practices that conserve soil, water and wildlife habitat.
Ducks Unlimited Canada Infographics – Poster-sized graphics explaining various wetland benefits and issues, developed by Ducks Unlimited Canada