Garden of the Salish Sea

Looking for a way to dive deeper into Puget Sound issues? This program, centered around hands-on learning through classroom labs and local field experiences, uses shellfish as a vehicle to teach pollution prevention. The curriculum is offered as a 4-week course (1-2 hours per week), which includes an overview of shellfish and water quality, interactive hands-on laboratory, field experience, and post field trip reflection. During the month, teachers may supplement the curriculum through additional games, readings and art. Students are empowered to take actions to minimize pollution by taking the Salish Sea Challenge. A Coastal Communities Forum also allows students to write their own blog posts.

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Designed for students in grades 4-8.

60-120 minutes per week over a 4-week period. Adaptable as needed.

Pacific Shellfish Institute