Educational Resources


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

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

Facing the Future

Identification Guides: Freshwater Mussels of the Pacific Northwest

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.

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

National Weather Service Forecast Office, Seattle: Educational Information
Puget Sound weather forecasts from NOAA, with slide shows on understanding weather patterns in our area

Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS)

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative

NWHI Albatross Bolus Dissection

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.

Oil Spill Task Force

Orca Network: Report Dead or Stranded Marine Mammals

Plankton lessons and protocols
The Virtual Plankton

Plastics in the Environment

PRISM: Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model

Reading List for Puget Sound lesson planning – fiction and nonfiction

Restoration Ecology for Young Stewards (REYS)
from Stilly Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force

The SeaDoc Society

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

Team-building activities, initiative games, & problem-solving exercises

Tides and currents for Puget Sound

Tides and Currents Information
How to understand tides and currents

University of Washington NatureMapping Program

Washington Sea Grant
Information on “Orca Bowl” opportunities for all high schools interested in this great marine-based program!

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.

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.

Yes! Magazine Resources for Teachers