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  • Learn about local tribal history and connections to the Elwha River watershed.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Community, Environment, Environmental Law, Political Science
  • A mid-summer patch of snow remains at Hurricane Ridge.

    What role do aspect, slope, sun, snow melt, blackbody absorption and elevation play in soil moisture conditions and why is soil moisture important to the structure of an ecosystem?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Astronomy, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Physical Science
  • Dams have been useful to human populations in providing water and energy for development of wilderness areas. Should we remove dams that have outlived their use in order to enhance the sustainability of natural and human communities?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Civic Engagement, Community, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Environment, Environmental Law, Government, Hydrology, Law, Leadership, Planning/Development, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Studies, Wildlife Management
    Keywords:
    management, elwha river, elwha dam, debate, sustainability, dam removal
  • Nature proved the Elwha Dam a failure in 1912 just a year after construction.

    It would be nice if a few sticks of dynamite could quickly remove a dam, but there are many big issues involved in dam removal, what are those issues and how do they relate to the Elwha River dam removal project?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Environment, Environmental Law, Government, Hydrology, Law, Leadership, Planning/Development, Political Science, Social Studies, Wildlife Management
  • A salmon carcass floats in the river.

    Salmon play a crucial role in the lives of Pacific Northwest Native people. How are salmon truly the “life giving gift’’ to the Elwha River and the Klallam People that live along its banks?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Biology: Animals, Language Arts, Literature, Social Studies, Writing
  • A steep mountain slope interspersed with trees, snow, and meadows.

    Trees play an important role in salmon habitat. How can an understanding of climate, aspect, soil moisture, and treeline add to our understanding of healthy river restoration?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate, Earth Science, Geography, Hydrology, Landscapes, Physical Science
  • Freeing the Elwha (Habitat Requirements for Pacific Salmon)

    Salmon are survivors; nevertheless, they have very specific habitat requirements, what are the important habitat needs of the anadromous fish of the Elwha River watershed?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Climate, Community, Hydrology, Physical Science, Wildlife Management
  • Sockeye salmon spawning.

    How does biological evolution account for the diversity and distribution of salmonid species?

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Wildlife Biology
  • An 1895 map of Washington.

    What hardships and rewards were involved in maintaining a sustainable homestead?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Community, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Immigration, Social Studies
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