Field Trips

North Olympic Watershed (N.O.W.) Science Program

A ranger assists a student demonstrating how to measure water turbidity.

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Working with the Feiro Marine Life Center and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, the N.O.W. Science program is an inquiry based exploration of the Peabody Creek watershed. Students begin their watershed investigation at the Olympic National Park visitor center in Port Angeles. While hiking the Peabody Creek trail and other sections along Peabody Creek, students collect three data sets concerning water quality and watershed health. Following their data collection, students work with park rangers and Feiro educators to form conclusions. This field trip is typically offered in the spring.

Please contact the Feiro Marine Life Center for scheduling details.


Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Community, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Environment, Hydrology, Oceanography, Oceans
National/State Standards:
Washington State Standards:
Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes: 4-5ES2F
Structures and Functions of Living Organisms: 4-5 LS1C
Food Webs: 4-5 LS2B, 4-5 LS2F
Heredity and Adaptation:: 4-5 LS3A
Inquiry: 4-5 INQC, 4-5 INQD
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