UPDATE May 1, 2021: Welcome to the last week of the salmon program! We are meeting with schools this week to find out where they think we should release our salmon. Tune in this Saturday, May 8, to find out where they will be released.

Welcome Students & Teachers!

Explore The Salish Sea

Welcome teachers and students to the Sea Doc Society “Explore the Salish Sea” curriculum. Start with this video, created by our partners at the Sea Doc Society.

Week 1: Salmon Life Cycle

Students: Watch these nearpods and answer the questions to complete week 1 of the salmon program.

Lesson 1: Click on the link to start Lesson 1. Log in with your school email address, and put your name and school in the boxes before starting.

FOR TEACHERS: Editable Share Link: Lesson 1 https://share.nearpod.com/e/DveMRwH2Xfb

FlipGrid: Time to do your weekly FlipGrid activity! Click HERE to find your school’s personal page.

Week 2: Water Quality

Watch these videos as the Education Team does a variety of water quality tests at each Swan Creek site.

We are at Site 1 testing water quality
We are at Site 2 testing water quality
We are at Site 3 testing water quality

Lesson 4: Nitrogen & Salmon Health

Follow along with this Google Slide to understand how Nitrogen affects salmon health: Click HERE

FlipGrid: Time to do your weekly FlipGrid activity! Click HERE to find your school’s personal page.

What makes good habitat for Salmon? Use your water quality testing kit to do some experiments at home. Then, start working on your “dream stream” art.

Week 3: Choosing a Site

Week 3: Data Sharing and Salmon Release!

Where should we release the salmon? This week, we will work together to decide where to release our salmon in Swan Creek on May 8th.

GIS Story Map: Click HERE to learn all about each of the site locations at Swan Creek.

Watch this video to learn how to use your water quality testing strips:

Want to buy more water quality testing strips? We like these ones: Runbo Aquarium Strips

FlipGrid: Time to do your weekly FlipGrid activity! Click HERE to find your school’s personal page.

Dream Stream Art Project

Check out this project from our partners at Pierce County Conservation District. Send us your creation, we will share it on our Third Thursday broadcast, in partnership with Pretty Gritty Tours. Art can be visual, mixed media, videos, poetry, or music! https://piercecd.org/Blog.aspx?IID=268

Submissions: Please send your art to your TEACHER, so they can share submissions with us. Your parents will need to sign a media release.

Please fill out the Media Release Form below if you would like to allow the Seaport to use your Flipgrid or any artwork you create for this project. We would love to show future students your hard work!

Media Release Form

Drone Footage of Swan Creek

Migration Unit Student Journal


For Teachers

Editable Nearpod Links:

Lesson 1 https://share.nearpod.com/e/DveMRwH2Xfb
Lesson 2 https://share.nearpod.com/e/9teY06I2Xfb
Water Quality Testing https://share.nearpod.com/e/X27DS6J2Xfb
Lesson 4 https://share.nearpod.com/e/DaKaESK2Xfb
Lesson 5 https://share.nearpod.com/e/JctPX2L2Xfb
Lesson 6 https://share.nearpod.com/e/dZwOA2M2Xfb

Flipgrid

Click on your school below to access your Flipgrid. Sign in using your school email address.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Salmon Release?

May 8th, at 10:30 AM

Can I come to the salmon release?

We request that you watch the salmon release remotely, not in person.