Swamps and Such
Swamps and Such is a series of video learning modules explaining the structure and functions of ecosystems and how ecosystems change over time. Geared to students in grades 7 to 10, the series details how wetlands serve as nature’s kidneys and nature’s supermarket.
It was developed in collaboration with The Ohio State University Olentangy River Wetlands and Research Park in Columbus, and was videotaped entirely at the Olentangy Wetlands.
Videos in This Series
Wetlands can do and be many things, including: reduce flooding, filter pollutants, be incredibly productive, and act as a nature preserve
Energy is transferred from the sun, plants, and animals. The food web in a wetland offers many choices for animals.
Bottomland hardwood forests, or swamps, receive most of its water from river floods, which effects what types of plants can grow in them.
Sedimentation is a passive process for removing substances. Biogeochemical functions are active processes.
The amount of nitrogen in rivers has increased over the years, but wetlands can filter out some of it