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  • 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
  • Olympic National Park

    Freeing the Elwha (Good Intentions)

    Equipment at work to build the Elwha Dam without fish ladders.

    How did an 1881 law in Washington interfere with the support of the building of the Elwha Dam and what was the consequence for salmon? What did the building of the dam do for the economy of the Port Angeles area?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biology: Animals, Civic Engagement, Commerce and Industry, Community, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Entrepreneurs, Environment, Environmental Law, Government, History, Hydrology, Law, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Studies
  • Where in the world are Olympic National Park and the Elwha River?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Career Studies, Education, Geography, Language Arts, Media Studies, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Visual Arts, Writing
    Keywords:
    map
  • Glines Canyon Dam

    Dams are important to people but they have a serious impact on salmon migration. How do dams affect salmon and what successes have people had in trying to help salmon migration?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Commerce and Industry, Earth Science, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Environment, Hydrology, Landscapes, Physical Science, Recreation Ecology
  • Will and Grant Humes with Orlin Budick at Humes Ranch in 1905.

    Who were the people that homesteaded along the Elwha?  How and what can we find out about their lives?

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civic Engagement, Community, Geography, Government, History, Immigration, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
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