Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Salmon Heroes Resource Page!
We’ve included links for everything you need for your Salmon Heroes Virtual Experience. If you have any questions about the materials, please contact our Programs Coordinator: Rosie@EnvironmentalScienceCenter.org
Printed copies of these student booklets along with salmon viewing glasses are available for each student registered for Salmon Heroes. Please contact Rosie at Rosie@EnvironmentalScienceCenter.org to arrange drop-offs for your school. Electronic copies of the field journals are also available to be downloaded as PDFs below. Upon request we can also provide a Google Slides version of the Field Journal.
Salmon Heroes Videos
The Virtual Salmon Heroes program is divided into three parts, which correspond to what in the past were 1) the Pre-Field Trip Classroom Lesson, 2) the Field Trip, and 3) the Post-Field Classroom Lesson. Don’t forget to have your students take the Salmon Heroes Pre-Assessment before showing any videos!
Part 1: Introductory Lesson Videos: These are the introductory Habitat and Salmon Life Cycle Lessons. Each of our ESC Naturalists have recorded themselves doing the lesson. This allows you to select and view the naturalist for this first lesson that your students will be following during the live field component lessons, if applicable. Each video is 42-62 minutes long.
Introductory Lesson Series with Naturalist Alyssa – the same content divided into a series of short videos
- Video 1: Pacific Salmon Species and the Puget Sound Watershed (9:23 minutes)
- Video 2: The 3 Cs and Habitat Observations (15:42 minutes)
- Video 3: Eggs, Alevin, Fry, and Smolt Stages of the Salmon Life Cycle (12:13 minutes)
- Video 4: Adult Stage of the Salmon Life Cycle (12:12 minutes)
- Video 5: Spawner Stage of the Salmon Life Cycle (7:05 minutes)
- Video 6: Salmon Life Cycle Model (Marble Demonstration) (11:00 minutes)
You can also use the link below to access a numbered graphic that will guide your students through the video series above.
Part 2: Field Lesson Videos
Water Quality and Stream Survey: These videos include our water quality testing and stream survey analysis. If you have chosen to do a “live” field trip, you do not need to watch these videos with your students. These are separated by our different field sites. Each video is about 60 minutes long.
Seahurst Park in Burien
Miller/Walker Creeks in Normandy Park
Olson Creek in Auburn (Mary Olson Farm) – a series of three videos
- Site Information and History with Naturalist Jackie (3:46 minutes)
- Stream Survey with Naturalist Carolina (11:04 minutes)
- Water Quality Testing with Naturalist Carolina (33:04 minutes)
Des Moines Creek in Des Moines – a series of three videos
- Introducción con Naturalista Carolina (en español) (2:19 minutos)
- Estudio del arroyo con Naturalista Carolina (en español) (7:48 minutos)
- Análisis de calidad del agua con Naturalista Carolina (en español) (16:39 minutos)
Soos Creek in Kent – a series of six videos
- Introduction (1:38 minutes)
- Site Walk (3:36 minutes)
- Stream Survey (9:06 minutes)
- Water Quality – Cold (6:26 minutes)
- Water Quality – Clean (7:12 minutes)
- Water Quality – Clear (5:03)
Duwamish River in Seattle
Mill Creek in Mill Creek Earthworks Park in Kent
Other Field Lesson Activities: These videos include components that are normally covered during our 3-hour field study. Because we are limited by time during our “live” field trips, we will only be showing pre-recorded videos of these activities. The videos vary in length, and are between 10 and 25 minutes long.
Salmon Anatomy – Model
- with Naturalist Kelly (10:36 minutes)
- con Naturalista Vale (en español) (13:19 minutos)
- with Naturalist Jackie (8:28 minutes)
Salmon Anatomy – Dissection
- with Naturalist Jackie (14:40 minutes)
- with Naturalist Orian (7:35 minutes)
- con Naturalista Vale (en español) (19:20 minutos)
Five Species of Salmon
- with Naturalist Rosie (10:30 minutes)
- with Naturalist Kelly (10:28 minutes)
- con Naturalista Vale (en español) (9:47 minutos)
- with Naturalist Jackie (15:11 minutes)
Salmon Scientific Illustration
- with Naturalist Kelly (10:08 minutes)
- con Naturalista Vale (en español) (11:33 minutos)
- with Naturalist Jackie (15:55 minutes)
Part 3: Synthesis Videos: These videos are the conclusion to our Salmon Heroes Program. They include guidance from naturalists in analyzing water quality data and discussing solutions to stormwater pollution.
- Water Data Analysis and Stormwater Solutions with Naturalist Kat (27:25 minutes)
- Análisis de datos del agua y soluciones para nuestra cuenca hidrológica con Naturalista Vale (en español) (41:39 minutos)
Synthesis Lesson Video Series with Naturalist Alyssa – the same content divided into a series of short videos – uses water quality data from Soos Creek in Kent, WA
- Video 1: Introduction – What is synthesis? (4:09 minutes)
- Video 2: Water Quality and Stream Survey Results (13:29 minutes)
- Video 3: Stormwater Runoff (15:23 minutes)
- Video 4: Pollution Solutions (8:33 minutes)
Naturalist Introductions: Interested in learning more about our incredible naturalists? Here are some short videos in which our naturalists tell a little bit about how and why they became scientists and educators, and talk about what a day at their job looks like!
Salmon in our Streams!: Here is a short video showing clips of salmon in our local streams. It is set to music called “The Watershed”, words and music by Shelley Segal and Dan Lombardo.
Additional Field Site Videos: Looking for more videos showing a salmon stream? We’ve included short clips of different streams to help enhance your students’ understanding of healthy salmon habitats.