Wetland Mechanics: Functions and adaptations of Michigan's largest coastal marsh

Join DNR educator Jonathon Massung at the Tobico Marsh, a Natural National Landmark, in Bay City Recreation Area. Tobico is a unique coastal wetland habitat, home to many threatened or endangered species, and one of the few healthy and thriving examples left in the Great Lakes region as a result of professional management. This 30-minute presentation will meet these learning outcomes:

  • Identify characteristics common to a wetland habitat like Tobico Marsh.
  • Explain the positive impacts a wetland habitat has on our local environment.
  • Identify representatives of species found in a marsh that affect the local habitat’s biodiversity.
  • Describe adaptations that species have developed, allowing them to thrive in a marsh.

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