Links to Lesson Plans and Educational Resources
Carbon Footprint Calculator: What’s My Carbon Footprint?
Citizen Climate Curriculum
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 Assocation’s website.
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
Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS)
Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative
NWHI Albatross Bolus Dissection
Ocean Links lesson plans and units for marine science
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
People for Puget Sound: What’s Your Puget Sound Critter IQ?
People for Puget Sound: What do you know about the Habitat of Puget Sound?
People for Puget Sound: Puget Sound Explorer’s Guide
Year-round activities for the family, teachers, and kids of all ages
Pierce County water quality education lessons
Plankton lessons and protocols
Phytoplankton Monitoring Network: www.chbr.noaa.gov/PMN/voldatasheets.htm
The Virtual Plankton Tow:www.coexploration.org/bbsr/classroombats/html/virtual_plankton_tow.html
Plastic in Our Oceans
A news report from CNN
PRISM: Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model
Puget Sound Partnership Educational Resources
Puget Sound Passport
Outdoor activities for families, kids and adults
Reading List for Puget Sound lesson planning – fiction and nonfiction
Restoration Ecology for Young Stewards (REYS)
from Stilly Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force
Sample lesson plan: Where Fresh and Salt Water Meet (grades 6-8)
Sample lesson plan for grades 9-12 on oxygen issues in Puget Sound
The SeaDoc Society
Seattle Aquarium Teacher Resources
Seattle Aquarium: Orca Whale Curriculum
Seattle Aquarium: Window on Washington Waters
SEA will be engaging in Sound Citizen’s data collection “citizen science” programs – learn more at their site! www.soundcitizen.org/
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!
Also, check out this site for information on the NOAA/Sea Grant sponsored summer camp for middle school students with an interest in marine studies!www.wsg.washington.edu/education/events/noaa.html
Washington State Boating Law Basics
Washington State Department of Ecology Environmental Education
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife: Puget Sound Ambient Monitoring Program (PSAMP)
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife: Wildlife Science
Washington State Parks
Did you know all boaters in the State of Washington between the ages of 12 and 20 are required in 2008 to gain a Washington State Boater Education Card in order to legally operate a boat? Learn more about how to earn you boater’s card atwww.parks.wa.gov/boating/default.asp
Washington STEM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing innovation, equity, and excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Washington state.
Water Planet Challenge
With a growing library of vibrant, awe-inspiring videos, educator lesson plans, and service learning materials, we can encourage students to become engaged and involved in affecting global change.
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.
Web Resources for developing lesson plans on estuaries
Yes! Magazine Resources for Teachers
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