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Next Generation Stewards (Grades 4-5)

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.’

Next Generation Stewards Introductory Lesson
Next Generation Stewards Science Journal
Next Generation Stewards Assessment
**NEW** NGS Video Series

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. Students work in small groups to analyze the riparian zone, look for macro-invertebrates, test water quality and evaluate the stream channel.

Forests and Fins Introductory Lesson
Forests and Fins Science Journal
Forests and Fins Assessment
**NEW** Virtual Field Trip and Video Series

Forests on the Edge (Grades 5-8)

Inspires dialogue among students as they answer the question: Why are forest lands near cities important and how should they be used? Students are divided into groups and after completing a hands-on activity to engage in presentations to advocate their views.

Forests on the Edge Introductory Lesson
Forests on the Edge Science Journal
Forests on the Edge Assessment

Biodiversity Project (Grades 9-12)

Evaluates the biodiversity of Lake Sammamish State Park through hands-on activities, scientific observation and data collection. In general, the greater the biodiversity in an ecosystem, the more resilient that ecosystem is to changes in environmental conditions.

Biodiversity Project Introductory Lesson
Biodiversity Project Science Journal