Wetland Water Quality Assessment
Now that you have completed your virtual wetland field trip, look at the results you have written into your "Wetland Site Assessment Sheet".
Use these results and the other water quality information you have gathered during your virtual field trip, to give each wetland site a water quality rating of Poor, Fair, Good or Excellent. Be sure to give reasons for why you have given each site its rating and make suggestions of how the water quality at each site could be improved. Create a table like the example below.
Water Quality Rating
My reasons for giving this rating
What could or should be done to improve this rating?
You can help increase other peoples awareness of your local wetlands. Developing and using communication tools is a fun and useful way to deliver your key messages and feelings about wetlands to people in your school and local community and to people regionally, nationally and even globally. You might like to form a small team and work team together to develop the following communication tools:
Team Logo & Slogan
Your logo and slogan should let people know that wetlands are important and your team is committed to protecting wetlands for the future.
Power-point presentation or webpage
This will highlight the why wetlands are important, the impacts that people are having on wetlands and also highlight how people can minimise or prevent their impacts on wetlands.
Children's Illustrated Storybook
A storybook for 4 - 6 year olds about caring for wetlands.
Advertisement - Community Service Announcement or TV commercial, billboard and newspaper
Highlighting that the wetlands are under pressure from various human activities and that we all need to act now to protect wetlands and make sure they are available for future generations to enjoy.
Community Information Poster / Display
This display is to highlight the different types of wetlands, what animals and plants inhabit them, why they are important to people and what people can do to protect them.
Local Wetlands Brochure
A brochure or flyer for distribution within your local community about your local wetlands, why they are important to your community and what they can do to protect them.
Display or exhibit all of your work and communications tools created during your "Exploring Wetlands" web quest in the school or local library. Invite an audience to view your exhibition. The best bit is to be there and explain the various pieces of work and give behind-the-scenes interviews with the audience.