Marine Ecology of the Puget Sound (hannah)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

Puget Sound is the second largest estuary in the United States. Its numerous glacier-carved channels and branches are fed by freshwater from 19 different river basins that flow down from the Olympic and Cascade Mountains to the wetlands, salt marshes, and bays of the sound. Puget Sound’s climate, extensive shoreline, nutrient-rich waters, and diverse habitats sustain a variety of wildlife. 

By utilizing the plentiful resources and curricula developed at UW, Western, and elsewhere nearby, we will study the dynamic, living systems that exist in the Puget Sound. We will learn about the different ecosystems and how they connect, getting to know local animals, plants, and habitats. We will discuss the environmental changes that threaten species and ecosystem survival as well as the sustainable solutions we can enact to keep the sound healthy. 

This class will include trips to the shores of the sound. Get to know your biome better! With SCIENCE!

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