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Wild Wetlands - 2nd Grade

​​​​​​​​View of Newport Bay including bluffs and cliff with Inside the Outdoors logo in right cornerWelcome to Inside the Outdoors' Wild Wetlands program at the Muth Interpretive Center! ​

Second Grade

NGSS Standards Supported: 2-LS4-1

What plants and animals share your neighborh​​ood? Are they the same plants and animals that live in other places?  Led by an Inside the Outdoors Field or Program Naturalist, students will visit one of Orange County's hotspots for biodiversity, Upper Newport Bay. They will make observations and collect data to determine if patterns exist between what is living on the land and in the water. ​​ During the field trip,​​​​ students will rotate through the following activity stations: 

Upland Habitats​

In this activity, students will identify three organisms in the upland ecosystem, detail their specific habitats, and describe the significance of uplands for these animals.​​​​​

Wetland Habitats​​

​Students will be able to identify wetland animals and learn why t​​​​he wetland is important for the survival of these​ animals​.

Food C​hain Game

Students will discover the way in which living organisms in a wetland ecosystem interact by participating in a food chain game.  ​

Wetland Recipe

Students will build a model of a wetland to learn about the components that make up the ecosystem.  ​​


View the Resources pages for pre/post information.                          

Site Details:​​

Location: Muth Interpretive Center - Click here for a map to the site.  The address is on the map. 
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am. or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Lunch area is available at Mariner's Park off Irvine Blvd. 
Parking:  No fee, space can be limited at times
Accessibility: partially wheelchair accessible
Visit OC Parks website for the Muth Interpretive Center. 
Nurturing a Natural Curiosity Inside the Outdoors logo with tree, bird, stream 714-708-3885