Lent K-8 School at Leach Botanical Garden
We are all stuck at home trying to entertain ourselves during this current health crisis and for some parents/teachers, they are tasked with engaging large amounts of young students while trying to stay sane.
Below is a list of environmental education and COVID-19 resources that the Johnson Creek Watershed Council has put together to better ease your search.
Johnson Creek Watershed Council Resources:
Educational Youtube videos
These are instructional videos based on the field trips that we conduct at the council. So far we have one on water quality testing and beaver surveys. A video on macroinvertebrate surveys is in the works. Watch our channel for updates!
FB Live Videos
JCWC has been posting live videos on facebook very frequently! On April 2nd we did a tour of Foster Flood plains, April 9th we did water quality testing at Johnson Creek Park, and much more. Check out our page!
Partner Environmental Organization’s Education Resources:
FREE Ecology Field Guide textbook by Wolftrees watershed science education program 5th edition
Amphibians of Gresham Video
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
OSU free intro master gardener workshop
EMSWCD free workshops
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
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
Other Education Resources:
Passion Impact Youth Information Interview practice
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
COVID-19 Related Resources:
Student-created website for teens to volunteer safely during COVID-19 in Portland
COVID-19 emergency relief resources for pdx
City of Portland updates and resources on COVID-19
Employers hiring now in METRO
Nominate someone for free work boots!
COVID-19 water bureau info
Portland Emergency Handwashing and Toilet Facilities
Portland Clinic of Holistic Health
Food finder- Find food available in your zip code.
School pantries- Public school districts have sites handing out free breakfast and lunch all week to kids and many of those sites also have extra food being distributed by the food bank. Check your local school district website for hours and locations of operation.
You can also call 211 to get up to date information on meal distribution.
Resources for Families: Links to family resources in the Portland area, shared by Metropolitan Family Services.
Stay safe and healthy during these uncertain times!