The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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wetland adventure online game

Welcome to WETLAND ADVENTURE - a game where YOU choose what happens next!!

Your mission is to help our hero wetland creature complete its life cycle. You will face many challenges, like Michigan winters and all the other organisms you meet along the way. Will you survive?!

To play the game read or listen (use the button) to the story and make choices about what you will do next. You never know what you might find in the sidetracks (), too! To go back, use the yellow back button () not your browser's back button.

When you complete the game, take your winning code to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens to receive your PRIZE!



The Wetland Adventure Game and Backpack Discovery Walk were developed by Ann Arbor Public School and University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens environmental education specialists, including David Szygiel, John Stahly, Kathy Claflin, Sheila Schueller, Liz Glynn and T.J. Smith with the support of a James A. and Faith Knight Foundation Grant.

The goal of this project is to provide thousands of Ann Arbor Public School and other Southeastern Michigan school children who go on outdoor field trips during the school year with an opportunity to engage, together with their parents, in meaningful follow-up activities that impart a deeper understanding and appreciation of their local environments. Although the program is aimed at 3rd to 5th grade students, it can be enjoyed by all ages!


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