Cedar River Watershed Education Center
The Cedar River Watershed Education Center is a regional education facility created as a gathering place to connect people with the source of their water. Nestled above the shores of Rattlesnake Lake (pdf) in the Cascade foothills, the Center is a gateway to the Cedar River Municipal Watershed, which provides drinking water for 70% of 1.4 million people living in the greater Seattle area.
Lost and (Puget) Sound video and teaching tools (Grade 3 – 9):
Storm Drain Stenciling:
In this activity, students stencil an educational message on curbs above drains to raise public awareness and help prevent pollution. This is a hands-on application of a real local environmental issue: stormwater pollution to extend salmon and ecology themed curricula, or Land and Water and Landforms science kits, Stenciling is a small group activity that requires adult supervision.
More Lesson Plans and Classroom Presentations
Seattle Salmon in the Classroom
For program and equipment support - contact Brian Gay.
Urban Watershed Field Trips
Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Parks offer naturalist-led educational programs about salmon and urban watersheds each fall at local creeks. Ask about scholarships for fees and transportation. Contact Seattle Parks to sign up (206) 684-0877. Student programs information (pdf).
Storm drain markers and stenciling
Sign up for one of these outdoor projects to help educate your community about where our stormwater goes. Groups and individuals are welcome.
Pipers Creek Salmon Stewards
Each fall hundreds of salmon make their way into Seattle’s urban streams. Volunteer some of your weekend time to educate visitors about our urban watersheds and what they can do to help salmon and water quality. All the training you need is provided. Contact Bill Malatinsky
King County Salmon Watchers spend 15 minutes per week in the fall observing local streams and counting salmon. There are hundreds of sites to choose from.
Brochures and handouts
Need educational materials for an event or a meeting? We have information on pet waste, car care, yard care, rain gardens, recycling and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seattle ReLeaf Tree Ambassadors
The Tree Ambassador program trains Seattle residents to be local leaders in urban forest stewardship.
Green Seattle Partnership
Volunteer events are happening all over the city every weekend - it's easy to get involved!