Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 18
- Grade: 3 to 12
Whether you call it a swamp, a bog, a fen, a march, a slough or a quagmire, a wetland is a remarkable world where land and water meet. Wetlands naturally filter pollution and sediment from our water, control flooding and protect stream and riverbanks from erosion. They also provide a home to many plants and animals from microscopic algae and moss to muskrats and herons. This informative book contains easy-to-follow experiments and projects so readers can learn first-hand just how important wetlands are. It's an excellent resource for home, school, nature groups and summer holidays.
About the authors
PAMELA HICKMAN is the author of over forty non-fiction books for children, including winners of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, the Best Book Award from the Society of School Librarians International and the Canadian Authors Association Lilla Sterling Memorial Award. She co-authored the first book in this series, Righting Canada's Wrongs: Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.
Pamela is an award-winning author of over 35 non-fiction nature books for children, including The Kids Canadian Nature Series, My First Look at Nature Series, Animal Senses and Animals Hibernating. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.