Maryland's Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is an estuarine marshland ecosystem and is known for its
brackish tidal marshes, majestic loblolly pine trees, and diverse wetland-dependent wildlife. If you are a student
or a teacher, you will find the following resources helpful in your quest to learn more about
this fascinating habitat:
- Endangered Species Program: For Educators provides
resources about endangered species from the USFWS.
- Ducks Unlimited's Teachers and Educators site offers
a teacher's guide, a curriculum guide, and a list of activities to help students
learn more about wetlands.
- The EPA's Wetlands Education website is a wonderful source for teaching guides, activities,
programs, and current research information.
- The EPA's Wetlands Reading List for
pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12 is an extensive directory of wetlands reading material and lists
the book title, publisher, and author. The site also offers a book summary and comments about each book.
- The Army Corps of Engineers' Young
Scientist's Introduction to Wetlands is a PDF publication that can be copied and
- The Chesapeake Bay Program's website offers a large
amount of information about the Bay, its wildlife, and its stresses.
- Estuary Live! provides lesson plans, live video images, and still
images of the estuaries and salt marshes of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Coastal Carolina University offers a list of online resources that are broken down
- Digital Frog offers an excellent list of wetland links
that can help both students and teachers.