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  • Clearing land and building a homestead was laborious for settlers here at Humes Ranch and elsewhere in the Elwha Valley.

    What was the life of a homesteader like and what tools from today would make their lives simpler?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Design, History, Immigration, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
  • Coho salmon delivery.

    Salmon farms seem like an ideal solution for helping wild salmon and increasing the worldwide demand for salmon production, what are the problems associated with salmon farming and are there ways of solving these problems?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Commerce and Industry, Ecology, Economics, Environment, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Oceans
  • A black bear feasts on a salmon carcass.

    Salmon nutrients find their way into terrestrial environments, how is it possible that trees show evidence of having derived nutrition from Salmon?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Chemistry, Climate, Community, Ecology, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Oceans
  • Washington Conservation Corps Crews and park service employees replant native vegetation with dam deconstruction ongoing in the backgroung.

    There are many important factors involved in removing the Elwha Dams and restoring the Elwha River. What strategies is Olympic National Park employing to help the river and its anadromous fish recover?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Environment, Hydrology, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
  • An adult coho salmon with a smolt salmon above.

    Salmonids are a crucial part of the Elwha River ecosystem. How can our understanding of their life cycles help restore the Elwha River ecosystem?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biology: Animals, Hydrology, Marine Biology
  • Pink salmon.

    Hatcheries seem like a good idea, but they are fraught with problems, how are hatcheries both a danger and a blessing to wild fish?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Ecology, Environment, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
  • The Elwha Dam.

    What combination of factors (both natural and man-made) is necessary for healthy river restoration and how does this enhance the sustainability of natural and human communities?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Civic Engagement, Commerce and Industry, Community, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Entrepreneurs, Environment, Geology, History, Hydrology, Landscapes, Political Science
  • Fish net.

    What factors have led to the collapse of marine fisheries around the world?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Community, Ecology, Economics, Environment, Geography, Oceanography, Oceans, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
  • Salmon return upriver to spawn.

    How can asking someone or something to respond to a request help to build understanding?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Literature, Performing Arts, Poetry, Writing
  • A salmon carcass lies next to redd.

    How do the carcasses of dead adult salmon support young salmon and how are salmon essential to the marine food web as well as the freshwater ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biology: Animals, Ecology, Environment, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Oceans
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