Links to Lesson Plans and Educational Resources

Carbon Footprint Calculator: What’s My Carbon Footprint?

Citizen Climate Curriculum


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 Assocation’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 Links lesson plans and units for marine science

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

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:
The Virtual Plankton

Plastics in the Environment

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

Sound Citizen
SEA will be engaging in Sound Citizen’s data collection “citizen science” programs – learn more at their site!

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

Web Resources for developing lesson plans on estuaries

Yes! Magazine Resources for Teachers


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