Thanks for joining us for WetlandsLIVE

  • CLICK HERE to watch the webcast of Discover Wetlands and find out what students from Alaska to Virginia are doing to learn about and help wetlands. CLICK HERE for wetland questions and answers from the webcast.
  • CLICK HERE to watch the webcast of Wetland Connections, videotaped in Panama Bay, Panama, to learn how wetlands are connected. CLICK HERE for wetland questions and answers from the webcast.
  • CLICK HERE to watch the webcast of Wading into Wetlands and learn about different kinds of wetlands and their functions and benefits.
  • HAGA CLIC aquí para ver Humedales en Vivo desde Cordova, Alaska en español! Explora la delta del río Copper, el humedal contiguo mas grande en la costa del Pacifico de Norte América. Descubre lo que están haciendo estudiantes para aprender, ayudar y participar en sus humedales locales.
  • HAGA CLIC aquí para ver Humedales en Vivo desde la Bahía de Panamá en español. El programa en español desde Panamá ahora está disponible! Aprende acerca de los humedales y las especies migratorias que dependen de ellos.

 

Wetlands provide a vital link between water and land and important benefits to people and the environment.  Wetlands help regulate water levels within watersheds; improve water quality; reduce flood and storm damage; provide important fish and wildlife habitat; support fishing and other recreational activities; and provide inspiration. Wetlands are natural wonderlands of great value.

WetlandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure will provide a year-long emphasis on wetlands featuring a series of FREE live webcasts. Wetlands around the world will be used to show the functions and ecology of wetlands and their importance to people and wildlife, especially to migrating birds and fish. WetlandsLIVE is the sixth in a series of Forest Service-partner distance learning adventures.

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Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri), Boundary Bay, Canada

Photo by Tom Middleton

Dolly Varden Char (Salvelinus malma malma), Copper River Delta, Alaska

Yellow Pond Lily (Nupar polysepala), Copper River Delta, Alaska

Photo by Cori Indelicato

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri), Boundary Bay, Canada

Photo by Tom Middleton

Buckbean (Menyanthes trifoliata), Copper River Delta, Alaska

Photo by Timm Nawrocki

Hartney Bay, Alaska

Photo by Ben Swecker

Panama Bay, Panama City, Panama

Photo by Ben Swecker

Chum salmon fry (Oncorhynchus keta), Port Moody, Canada

Photo by Ruth Foster

WetlandsLIVE is an exciting, FREE education program for students in grades 4 to 8 and their educators. There were three live distance learning adventures:

Discover Wetlands
FROM CORDOVA, ALASKA

May 9, 2013
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBCAST
CLICK HERE FOR THE WEB CHAT Q&As

May is American Wetlands Month and find out what students are doing to learn about, help, and engage in their  local wetlands. Visit the Chugach National Forest in Alaska, which has the largest contiguous wetlands on the Pacific Coast of North America.

Caminando en los Humedales
8 de mayo  2013
Desde Panamá
HAGA CLIC
Que es un humedal? Como funciona para el beneficio de la vida silvestre y los seres humanos? Visitaremos la bahía de Panamá y aprenderemos sobre su importancia especialmente para especies migratorias, tales como aves playeras, peces y tiburones martillos.

Descubriendo Humedales
23 de mayo 2013
Desde Alaska
HAGA CLIC

Descubre las maravillas de los humedales en el segundo programa en español de Humedales en Vivo desde Cordova, Alaska. Mayo es el mes de los Humedales en América y vamos a explorar la delta del río Copper, el humedal contiguo más grande en la costa del Pacífico de Norte América. Descubre lo que están haciendo estudiantes para aprender, ayudar y participar en sus humedales locales.

Wetland Connections
FROM PANAMA BAY, PANAMA
March 8, 2013
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBCAST
CLICK HERE FOR THE WEB CHAT Q&As

Birds, fish, and other migratory species don’t recognize state or international borders and need wetlands and habitats located in many states and countries in order to survive. Learn how wetlands are connected.

Wading into Wetlands
WEBCAST FROM VANCOUVER, CANADA
October 10, 2012
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBCAST
What exactly is a wetland? How does it function to benefit wildlife and people. We’ll visit some special wetlands to learn about wetland ecology, watersheds, their importance to migrating fish and birds, and much more.

CLICK HERE for a flier about WetlandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure.
Para del volante en español, OPRIME AQUÍ.