Virtual Science

Scientists on the Go

Integrating science into a child’s weekly learning can increase their curiosity while incorporating reading, writing, and math skills! Check back for updated science activities and new printable activity packets.  

Salmon are Back!

Celebrate the return of salmon. Local salmon are finishing up their long, tiring journey and returning to their home streams to spawn. Honor this amazing fish by creating salmon-inspired artwork and understanding their complex life cycle.

Edible Bridges for Salmon
Nisqually Watershed Virtual Festival Crafts
Salmon Life Cycle Board Game
Illustrate a Salmon Adventure Booklet
Best Places to See Salmon in Thurston County (PDF)

Elementary Science Packets

Printable science packets are created in partnership with environmental organizations in Thurston ECO Network. The packets are designed to work toward Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards to ensure youth are learning about grade appropriate concepts. Print the PDF packet and start exploring local ecosystems and hidden secrets!

2nd – 3rd Grade
Go on a Salmon Habitat Hunt (3-LS1-1)

4th – 5th Grade
Go on a Salmon Habitat Hunt (L-5S2-1)

All Grades
How Walkable is Your Community

Environmental Connections

Thurston ECO Network
Nisqually River Education Project
Pacific Shellfish Institute
South Sound GREEN
Walk N’ Roll
Wolf Haven International

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