Curricula

To request PDF copies of any curriculum or science journal, email our Education Program Manager.

Next Generation Stewards

Broadens students’ understanding of the connections among the parts of a Pacific Northwest forest. Students record their observations and reflections in a science journal and, during a reflective lesson, take a pledge to become a ‘Next Generation Steward of the Greenway.’ This curriculum works well for 4th-5th grade classes.

Next Generation Stewards Introductory Lesson
Next Generation Stewards Science Journal
Next Generation Stewards Assessment
Supplemental: NGS Video Series

Forests and Fins

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. Students work in small groups to analyze the riparian zone, look for macroinvertebrates, test water quality and evaluate the stream channel. This curriculum works well for 5th-8th grade classes.

Forests and Fins Introductory Lesson
Forests and Fins Science Journal
Forests and Fins Assessment
Supplemental: Virtual Field Trip and Video Series

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