Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
This curriculum guide is for grades four through six. It examines how wetlands, wildlife, and people interact and depend upon each other. The San Jacinto Valley wetland area is used as an example of wetland habitat destruction from population pressures that have changed the natural landscape. It is also used as an example of what habitat reconstruction can do to restore vital habitats. Through student contact with the wetlands increased awareness of the fragile interrelationships between the physical and biological components of a wetland habitat is gained. Students can use ecological themes to help them assimilate collected and given data into logical cohesive ideas, laying the ground work for developing an environmental action project.
Ellingston, Linda Jean, "An environmental education field guide for Mystic Lake wetland habitats" (2001). Theses Digitization Project. 1831.