The Wonders of Wetlands (WOW!)

March 16, 2013 - 9am to 2pm
Project WET Events Why is a wetland like a sponge? Can recreating a wetland in a kitchen pan tell you why protecting the soil is critical for water quality? Come to this workshop and learn all the answers to these water- and wildlife-based puzzles. The Wonders of Wetlands, also known as WOW!, is an engaging and activity-packed guide for formal and informal educators alike.


It provides a resourceful and creative collection of wetland-related activities, information, and ideas that can be integrated into all areas of your curriculum. WOW! has been called, “the most comprehensive introduction to wetland issues and definitions.” The WOW! guide includes more than 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities in lesson-plan format, extensive background information about wetlands, ideas for student-action projects, and a wetlands resource guide. This workshop is well-suited for educators teaching in grades K through 8, as well as those who might have access to, or are considering creating their own wetland education site or field trip.

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Fee & Registration 

The fee for participation in each workshop is $20 per person. Register online at or by emailing Great Swamp Watershed Association’s Director of Education and Outreach Hazel England at

Workshop Location 

All workshops take place at the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center located inside the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge at 32 Pleasant Plains Road in Harding Township, New Jersey.