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Wetland Plant Adaptations Lesson

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This activity lesson aims to introduce 4-6th grade students to the concept of adaptations and specific plant adaptations to coastal wetland habitats. The lesson was designed for Kids in Nature visits to Storke Wetland and North Campus Open Space (NCOS), but may be adapted to any wetland environment. Students are engaged hands-on exploring the characteristics of wetland plants. The Kids in Nature (KIN) Environmental Education Program promotes the aspirations and achievements of students in underserved schools in Santa Barbara and Goleta, California by providing quality environmental science education and experiences through place-based field trips, mentored by UCSB students in the Nature and Science Education Practicum, utilizing hands-on activities to bring K-12 students outdoors and to UCSB. The Kids in Nature program is supported by the UCSB Coastal Fund, UCSB Office of Education Partnerships Faculty Outreach Grants (FOG) Program and the Mosher Foundation.

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