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In this story Penny's grandfather takes her on a field trip to Oak Hammock Marsh, Manitoba. Grandpa Brown is an avid naturalist who teaches Penny all about the birds and other animals they see. When they stop for lunch Penny learns an important lesson about the value of wetland conservation. She discovers that even small actions such as recycling can help protect our natural world. The book includes a glossary of technical terms related to the marsh and colourful pictures of the wildlife that live there.
This book is intended to be used as a first field guide for children who are visiting Oak Hammock Marsh, thus it is particularly relevant for Manitoba students. However, most of the birds and animals in the story can be found in freshwater wetland ecosystems in all parts of Canada. Therefore the book is a valuable resource for teachers and students participating in wetland field trips. The book could also be used as precursor to a discussion about appreciating our natural world and how we can help our environment.
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