Build A Schoolyard Wetland Habitat With Your Students
POW! a class of students works together to create a sustainable habitat. They use aquatic
plants and shovels to create a wetland home for wildlife. While creating this vital resource, students gain
life skills, reinforce concepts learned in school, and feel empowered
by making a positive difference in the environment and their
The Planning of Wetlands is a step-by-step guide for the design,
construction and monitoring of a wetland on school grounds or
within the community. The 25 exciting and challenging activities
promote conservation and stimulate interests in community service,
conservation, science, math and engineering careers. All activities are presented in
lesson plan format with Student Activity Pages ready for copying.
- Wetland functions and values
- Wetland regulations
- Use of topographic & NWI maps
- Wetland Assessment
- Land-use Planning Surveying
- Vegetation analysis & selection
POW! The Planning of Wetlands Workshops lead participants through the steps of wetland creation by students for use as an outdoor classroom. Courses are held across the country and can be hosted at your site. Participants will understand the functions and values of wetlands and why they benefit an educational site. All phases of the creation process are reviewed during the course of a workshop.
Build Schoolyard Wetlands? - Studies are now confirming
what we have known for so long, habitat programs help boost
For more information about POW! send email to:POW@wetland.org
Students measure their site for
Workshop participants analyze soils
for wetland site.
Students participate in wetland design
using POW! curriculum.