From the time when you were born you have been a scientist, following the steps of the scientific inquiry process to come up with answers and new questions about the world around you. It is time to apply your innate inquiry skills and reveal the stories told by the Elwha River.
In your journal, write the date, copy the daily plan and journal prompt word for word, then write your answer to the prompt. Please do not use abbreviations. Journal prompts are to be answered at the beginning of the class period unless otherwise indicated in the daily plan.
The Hands on the Land website provides environmental education information to teachers, students and federal land management agency program providers. You will be entering place-based data, photos, and observations into a live website.
Focus for 2015: Plant Recolonization in Mills Basin.
If we do not know how things are in the present, how can we tell if things have changed in the future?
Through this assignment, you will (a) summarize and report to class on a research project that is happening in the Elwha watershed, (b) collect baseline inventory data on plants and wildlife to assess the status of resources in the Elwha watershed, and (c) Explain the 'how' and 'why' of the river otter and seabird surveys we conduct.
Elwha River Restoration Act was passed to restore salmon runs. Elwha Dam removal is all about salmon. But what would salmon be without sediment (for spawning) and stems (large woody debris for shelter and riparian vegetation for shade)? This assignment is about the interconnections between salmon, their habitat, and the overall ecosystem.