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Children and Nature Network
This website provides resources to help educators, community groups and families connect children with nature, including a selection of free toolkits and educational resources http://www.childrenandnature.org

E3 Washington
This web site was custom designed for educators, students, leaders and members of the general public.
www.e3washington.org/

Facing the Future
www.facingthefuture.org/

Identification Guides: Freshwater Mussels of the Pacific Northwest
www.xerces.org/freshwater-mussel-guide/

Maritime Trade Opportunities
If you’re a young person interested in learning more about the maritime trades, check out the Youth Maritime Trade Association’s website.
www.ymta.net/

Military Time
Did you know that on marine vessels military time is used? To learn more about how to convert regular time to military time, see www.spacearchive.info/military.htm

National Weather Service Forecast Office, Seattle: Educational Information
Puget Sound weather forecasts from NOAA, with slide shows on understanding weather patterns in our area
www.wrh.noaa.gov/sew/educational.php

Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS)
www.nanoos.org/

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative
www.nwstraits.org/

NWHI Albatross Bolus Dissection
www.uhh.hawaii.edu/affiliates/prism/documents/BolusUnit.pdf

Ocean Voices
Sound artist Halsey Burgund and marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols joined forces to collect the voices of people around the world recounting their personal experiences with the ocean.
oceanvoices.org/

Oil Spill Task Force
www.oilspilltaskforce.org

Orca Network: Report Dead or Stranded Marine Mammals
www.orcanetwork.org/strandings.html

Plankton lessons and protocols
The Virtual Plankton Tow:www.coexploration.org/bbsr/classroombats/html/virtual_plankton_tow.html

Plastics in the Environment
www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/capt_charles_moore_on_the_seas_of_plastic.html

PRISM: Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model
www.prism.washington.edu/

Reading List for Puget Sound lesson planning – fiction and nonfiction
www.pugetsound.org/learn/education-resources/readlist/

Restoration Ecology for Young Stewards (REYS)
from Stilly Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force
www.stillysnofish.org/programs/education/reys.html

The SeaDoc Society
www.seadocsociety.org/

The Story of Bottled Water
Watch this short video on the impacts of bottled water on your wallet and the environment.
storyofstuff.org/bottledwater/

Team-building activities, initiative games, & problem-solving exercises
wilderdom.com/games/InitiativeGames.html

Tides and currents for Puget Sound
www.mobilegeographics.com/pugetsoundcurrents.html

Tides and Currents Information
How to understand tides and currents
tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/education.html

University of Washington NatureMapping Program
depts.washington.edu/natmap/education/

Washington Sea Grant
Information on “Orca Bowl” opportunities for all high schools interested in this great marine-based program!
www.wsg.washington.edu/

Washington STEM
Washington STEM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing innovation, equity, and excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Washington state.
www.washingtonstem.org

Watershed Address
We each have our own watershed address–which watershed we live in. Let our Watershed Report students explain why it’s important to connect to your natural surroundings.
www.youtube.com/user/FriendsOfCedar

Yes! Magazine Resources for Teachers
www.yesmagazine.org/default.asp?ID=29