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  • 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
  • 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 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
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