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Our office is moving in July!

NOTE: June 30, 2022 will be the last day we will be open so we can pack and move.

Research projects and community programs scheduled outside of our physical office will continue as planned. If you need to reach us, email us (wsu.whatcom@wsu.edu) or leave us a message on our voicemail, (360) 778-5806, so we can respond to you as soon as possible.

We will open at our new location on July 18th at: 600 Dupont Street, Bellingham, WA

Park Patrol

Park Patrol
Natural Resources Stewardship Logo

EXPLORER
Skill Level: One

Child reading a park rules sign
Conducting a Survey

Activity:

Park Survey

 

Objective: Recognition and experience of different types of parks
Science Skills: Observe, Collect, Measure, and Evaluate Data
Life Skills: Teamwork, Cooperation

ENGAGER
Skill Level: Two

Using GPS on a trail
Using GPS to build maps

Activity:

Understanding Parks and Impacts through GIS

 

Objective: Learn about Geospatial Mapping (GIS/GPS)
Science Skills: GPS/GIS technology, Predict, Observe, Collect Data, Collaborate, Solve Complex Problems
Life Skills: Teamwork, Keeping Records, Cooperation

CITIZEN-SCIENTIST
Skill Level: Three

Creosote survey on the shore
Creosote Survey

Activity:

Community Outreach

 

Objective: Recognition of the benefits parks provide, and understand where community parks would benefit from volunteer outreach
Science Skills: Evaluate, State problem, Implement solutions
Life Skills: Leadership, Teamwork, Cooperation, Planning/Organizing, Wise Use of Resources, Community Service