saturday, april 23, 2022
Wetlands are areas of soil that are covered by shallow water either all year or for a portion of the year. They are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world and serve essential functions for humans and wildlife. Wetlands help mitigate floods, provide habitats for animals, and filter water. We will make a wetland in a pan and learn about the importance of wetland conservation and restoration.
Preparation: one (1) long shallow pan (a baking tray or dish will work well), modelling clay or salt dough, sponges, watering can or bottle, soil, rags or paper towels, measuring cups, food colouring
Expert: Jane Ji is the President of Springbay Studio, a company that develops games, apps, and online learning experiences to engage kids with environmental science. Christine Song has a master’s degree in environmental science from the University of Toronto and is the CAGIS Virtual Outreach Coordinator and STEM Communicator.