A wetland is wet land, a combination of land and water; a mixture of mud and mushy ground, where footprints disappear below the murky surface or
fill with water as soon as the foot is lifted. They are thriving communities
of plant and animal life. This program introduces students to the different
types of wetlands, the plants and animals that inhabit them, and explains
how the wetlands are complex ecosystems with intricate food chains. After
viewing the program, students will have a better understanding of the effects humans have on wetlands, in regard to their destruction and recent recognition of importance.