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Guide for Teaching About Coastal Wetlands

helps students identify types of wetlands and understand the role of wetlands in controlling erosion, retaining water, filtering pollutants, and serving as nurseries for young organisms. The barrier islands, the Mississippi River, and the consequences of wetland loss are examined. (U.S. Geological Survey)

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Provide students with a map of the United States showing the Mississippi Drainage Area.

Mississippi drainage area

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