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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

Gutter Guardians

Gutter Guardians
Natural Resources Stewardship Logo

EXPLORER
Skill Level: One

Storm Drain
Storm Drain

Activity:

Model a Watershed & Runoff Races

 

Objective:  Make a model watershed: the area of land that feeds water into a stream, river, lake or bay.
Science Skills: Build/Construct, Hypothesize, Analyze, Observe
Life Skills:  Critical Thinking, Communication

ENGAGER
Skill Level: Two

Measuring Sediment
Measuring Sediment

Activity:

Modeling Turbidity

 

Objective: Create turbidity in a jar and observe the behavior of soil particles in water.
Science Skills: Observation, Compare/Contrast, Infer
Life Skills: Critical Thinking

CITIZEN-SCIENTIST
Skill Level: Three

Inventory of hazardous chemicals
Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals

Activity:

What’s In Your Watershed?

 

Objective: Research environmental hazards associated with common home, yard and garden products and research ways to reduce these hazards.
Science Skills: Research a Problem, Evaluate, Invent Solutions, Problem Solve.
Life Skills: Keeping Records, Problem Solving, Responsible Citizenship