Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5
Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »
Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats
NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »
Safety Advisory: Rabies
Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »
The Science of Elwha
Immerses students into the Elwha River Restoration using web-based video conferencing. Explore »
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Olympic National Park
Using web-based video conferencing software to connect classrooms and students with an Olympic Park Ranger, the “Science of Elwha” program introduces the scientific method by investigating real life scientific research and monitoring projects centered on the Elwha’s anadromous fish populations.
- Grade level:
- Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
- Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Community, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Environment, Government, Hydrology, Physical Science, Planning/Development, Wildlife Management
Did You Know?
Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.