As part of the study of rivers, the wetlands project is an opportunity for students to study in the field and report their findings.
Arizona has several areas that are considered wetlands and have been labeled as field-study locations for scientists and nature lovers. Select one of the Arizona wetlands that you would like to visit. Collect and record data on your field-study mission. If possible, take photos or make drawings of the location and the animal life you observe.
Once your observations are completed and your data is recorded, write an overall description of the experience. Include a complete description of the wetlands visited, the time spent observing, the sights, sounds, and smells, and your impression of the experience.
9th-12th grade curricula include both in-class and independent assignments focusing on Water, Rivers of the World and Coral Reefs. Lessons for the classroom include The Water Cycle, The Importance of Rivers and Coral Reef Explorer. The independent assignment to complete at OdySea Aquarium is called Water World. An optional independent project is the Arizona Wetlands Project.