The role of an educator is to facilitate “a-ha” moments for the student…
Sound Salmon Solutions’ in-classroom and field-based learning programs, teacher workshops, and science kits invite students of all ages to enter a world of science, ecology and salmon conservation.
What we want students to discover:
- Watersheds are connected from up to down: what happens up the stream and up the hill can affect the water below,
- Native vegetation is an essential part of a healthy aquatic ecosystem, and
- Good water quality is important for healthy people and healthy ecosystems.
Overall, our Watershed Education Program aims to increase students’ knowledge about water resource issues, and provide skills necessary to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions.
Sound Salmon Solutions’ education programs allow students of all ages to learn about ecology and experience environmental research. All programs align with state science standards and can be tailored to specific classroom needs.
All lessons are hands-on and minds-on.
We offer both classroom and field-based learning opportunities, for all grades, on a variety of environmental topics. These include the biology of salmon, plants and invertebrates, investigating tree and stream interactions, general ecology, and watersheds.
Hands-on Approach to Science:
With Sound Salmon Solutions, students learn about environmental science by doing it. They participate in authentic salmon restoration activities, such as planting streamside trees. They design and conduct experiments, including field investigations at their restoration site. They record observations of fish and wildlife at nearby streams, create keys to local plants, test how trees affect erosion, or analyze water quality using stream bugs. For all ages of students and levels of interest, our programs bring ecology home.