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Resources for Teachers/Families

Johnson Creek Watershed Council Resources:

Educational YouTube videos

These are instructional videos based on the field trips that we conduct at the council. Watch our channel for updates! 

Partner Environmental Organization’s Education Resources:

FREE Ecology Field Guide textbook by Wolftrees watershed science education program 5th edition 

Amphibians of Gresham Video

Children’s Clean Water Festival List of Resources

Portland Water Bureau watershed model activity 

Oregon Zoo live videos and home activity resources

SOLVE & PGE care for your backyard and tour of Oregon from home

Regional Coalition for Clean Rivers Student video contest

Clackamas River Water Providers teacher resources

EPA Water sense for kids

Oregon Wild Wednesdays video posts

Project WILD parent resources

Project Learning Tree Activities for Families

Travel Oregon families guide to activities at home

Survive the Sound, fish migration activities 

Tree data from Portland Parks and Recreation

City of Gresham Youth Climate Eco-challenge

Tualatin SWCD weed watchers and sustainable horse keeping

OSU free intro master gardener workshop

EMSWCD free workshops

Columbia Springs bug out scavenger hunts, tree activity, un-nature trail activity, and salmon habitat scavenger hunt

Tualatin SWCD Nature ABS scavenger hunt, backyard scientist, and seed germination experiment

Columbia Slough Watershed Education Activities

ODFW wildlife in Oregon videos

Cornell Lab of Ornithology live bird feeder cams

Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom virtual farm field trips

Forest Therapy walks

National Parks

Freshwater mussel video by Freshwaters Illustrated

DIY Mason bee condos

Amazing photos and information on macroinvertebrates

Salmon Watch Resources

The school garden curriculum

Chesapeake Bay Program An educators guide to the meaningful watershed educational experience (MWEE)

Purdue Extension Discovering the watershed lesson plan

Science Net Links Great Rivers Activity

UNL stormwater educational activities for kids 

Connecting classrooms and communities through watersheds lessons

Freshwater lesson plans Grades k-12

Nature Journaling with Project Learning Tree

Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP) virtual field trips, online tours, and videos

Geospatial webinars for kids

What is a bird, song for kids, Pancake Manor

Free activity book download- Great Gorge Adventure by EMSWCD, in English, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese

Other Education Resources:

Passion Impact Youth Information Interview practice

E-Books

Online courses with PUGS

Culturally Responsive Education Resources:

Confederated tribes of Grande Ronde Tribal History Curriculum

Confluence Story Collections- stories from Tribal partners

White Supremacy in the classroom

Creating a More Welcoming and Culturally Responsive School Community to Engage American Indian and Alaska Native Families series

Working with kids in nature

Erasing inequity by Grant HS 

Branch out PDX, tree canopy equity in Portland 

Culturally Responsive Instruction ASCD

Culturally Response Teaching, Equity Assistance Center at Education NW