The Mountains to Sound Greenway Education Program offers four curriculums for 4th-12th grade students in King County.
Learn how our curriculums support the Next Generation Science Standards here.
Forests and Fins (Grades 5-8)
Focuses on stream/forest ecology and the life cycle of salmon. Students complete a mock stream survey in the classroom in preparation to do a real stream survey on the field study trip. Participants analyze the riparian zone, look for macro-invertebrates, test water quality and evaluate the stream channel. Teams of students present their results.
Forests on the Edge (Grades 5-12)
Inspires dialogue between students. Students are encouraged to answer the question: What is the best way to use the remaining forest lands that border urban areas? Students are divided into groups and after completing a hands-on activity engage in presentations to advocate their views.
Biodiversity Project (Grades 9-12)
Evaluates the biodiversity of Lake Sammamish State Park through hands-on field observation and data collection. In general, the greater the biodiversity in an ecosystem, the more resilient that ecosystem is to changes in environmental conditions.