4-H Water & Wetlands Project
What you'll do
Wetlands are important! They store water and help prevent flooding. Minnesota originally had 18.6 million acres of wetlands that provided water for birds, fish, and other wildlife. Only half of these wetlands remain. Learn about these ecosystems and how to protect water quality, and the lives that depend on the state's wetlands - including our own
- Understand the ecosystems of lakes, rivers, and wetlands
- Learn about surface water and groundwater
- What is the water cycle?
- Understand water quality and pollution
- How do human activities such as agriculture, urban development, and home septic systems affect water quality?
- Learn to be a good water steward
Levels of learning
Fairs & exhibits
Make a display that shows the unique physical properties of water
Make a display that shows the water cycle
Is there a threat to clean water in your area? Why is clean water important?
Reviewed in 2018