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Wetlands and Biodiversity

Secondary, Middle

Description

This video message highlights the threat to the second most diverse eco-system in the world –wetlands, and the need to conserve and protect them. Focusing on the staggering rate of disappearance of wetlands in Canada, it emphasizes the many benefits of preserving wetland ecosystems including their ability to moderate droughts and floods, store carbon, reduce carbon dioxide in the environment, clean water, and provide habitat for many plants and animals. Fun graphics and text in this animated video help to demonstrate how wetlands connect us all.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This clip could be used in introducing the importance of water, habitats, food webs and ecosystems in science classes at the middle level, or in examining human impacts on the environment in geography, social studies and environmental science classes in high school courses. It also could be used to stimulate discussions on how our own lifestyle choices have a direct impact on important ecosystems.

Relevant Curriculum Units

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  • Alberta
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    • Grade 7
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        • Interactions and Ecosystems
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      • Science
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        • Biological Diversity
  • Manitoba
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        • Interactions Within Ecosystems
  • New Brunswick
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        • Interactions Within Ecosystems
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Environmental Science 120: Investigating Environmental Issues
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        • World Issues 120: Issues Facing the Global Village
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        • Interaction of Ecosystems
    • Grade 12
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Environmental Science 3205: Water Use & the Environment
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        • World Geography 3200/3202: Ecosystems
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    • Grade 9
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        • Biological Diversity
  • Nova Scotia
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        • Science 7: Interactions Within Ecosystems
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        • Geography 10: Spaceship Earth
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  • Ontario
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    • Grade 7
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      • Science & Technology
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        • Interactions in the Environment
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      • Science
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        • Science (Academic):Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems
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        • Environmental Science (Workplace Prep.) Human Impact on the Environment
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        • Regional Geography (Univ./College Prep.): Sustainability and Stewardship
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        • The Environment & Resource Management (Univ./College Prep.):Sustainability and Stewardship of Natural Resources
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        • Interactions Within Ecosystems
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        • Environmental Science 621A: Ecological Principles
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        • Science 7: Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems
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        • Ecosystems

Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (2)

    • Biodiversity
    • Habitat Loss
  • Water (1)

    • Watershed Protection