Skip to main content

Freshwater Tidal Wetlands

icon quick tip

Use the filter to limit your results.

6-8, 9-12 Hudson River Ecology

Freshwater tidal wetlands are a unique ecosystem of the Hudson River estuary, and these lessons will help students understand their importance along with some of the challenges due to a changing climate. 

  • Grades: 6-8, 9-12

    Students brainstorm and share what they already know about wetlands, and sketch a simple tidal marsh diagram with vegetation zones and appropriate organisms. 

  • Lesson 2: Wetlands are...
    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

    Students will know the functions of wetlands and will be able to explain at least one function performed by wetlands.

  • Grades: 6-8, 9-12

    Students will know how plants are able to remove nitrate pollution, and will be able to compare differences in nitrate uptake by aquatic or terrestrial plants.

  • Lesson 4: Build-a-Marsh
    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

    Students will know the benefits of different types of plants in each tidal zone of a tidal marsh wetland and will be able to design a wetland based on specific provided requirements.  

  • Grades: 6-8, 9-12

    Students will know how sea level rise may impact a local freshwater tidal marsh, and will be able to explain the changes to vegetation types. 

  • Grades: 9-12

    Students will know how tides affect plant community distribution and nutrient uptake in a freshwater tidal wetland and will be able to investigate their ideas through a field trip to the wetland.