Remote Science Learning

An adult is helping a girl look at a plant with a magnifying glass.

Use the guide to find science resources to supplement remote learning. Local environmental organizations have developed activities for all ages.


City of Olympia Parks
Become a City of Olympia Parks Junior Ranger by learning about forest creatures, habitat and stewardship! Download the guide, complete the activities, and contact us to get your official badge.
Recommended grades: 1-6
Junior Ranger

Nisqually Reach Nature Center
Take a family field trip to the beach. Reserve a marine science kit, then head out to the gorgeous Luhr Beach to see what you can find.
Recommended grades: K-10
Family Field Trip

Pacific Shellfish Institute
Learn plankton ID and discover what plankton tells us about local water quality. Follow along with biologists as they count baby crabs and identify the amazing marine life attracted to the light trap! Join the study by completing the Plot-Along-at-Home graph.
Recommended for: all ages
Plankton and Crab Tracking

Puget Sound Estuarium
Follow along with educator Aeriel to discover the wonders of an estuary with science experiments and worksheets. Visit their Facebook to learn more about live animal feedings!
Recommended grades: K-12
Estuary Education

South Sound Green
Each drop of water that falls in our watershed flows into one location. Explore what a watershed is and how we can protect it!
Recommended grades: K-8
Watershed Activities

Stream Team
Be mesmerized by local underwater marine critters, purple martins, and northwest bats! Check out monitoring opportunities and educational videos.
Recommended for: all ages
Marine Creature Mondays
Northwest Bats
Purple Martin Surveys

WET Science Center
Science can be done anywhere with weekly themes and activities. Put on your scientist hat and you’ll be ready! Send in a photo of the activity you do for a chance to win a prize.
Recommended grades: K-6
Rediscovering Science

Wolf Haven
Go on a virtual visit to see the wolves of Wolf Haven, have a “Question and Answer” session with staff or volunteers, get wolf-related activities and games. Want more? Watch the documentary The Trouble with Wolves.
Recommended for: all ages
Wolf Knowledge