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Getting Started with Us

Check out our new watershed pledge for students! The Pledge will introduce your students to our watershed, nonpoint source watershed pollution, and actions they can take that prevent pollution.


You can download and print, request hard copies, or just print the nisqually_pledge_card to save paper.

Other useful resources:

Animals You Might See, Animals You Might See (2), Micro Fauna Scavenger Hunt 2SW edits: These mini-field guides show some of the critters and creatures you might see on your field trip in the Nisqually Watershed!

Where the River Begins Where the River Begins is the first in a series of educator’s guides for the Nisqually River basin. This guide was a joint project of Mount Rainier National Park and the Nisqually River Education Project (NREP). Additional support was provided by the Washington Department of Ecology’s Centennial Clean Water Fund.

Forward or Reverse (UPDATED) In this activity, students will graph and make correlations between snowfall and glacial advance and retreat of Mount Rainier’s Nisqually Glacier. The most recent data (2011) has now been added!

Mapping the Snout (UPDATED) In this activity,students will map and graph the advance and retreat of the Nisqually Glacier and state the relationship between weather patterns and terminus movement, as well as the impacts of climate change on Mount Rainer’s glaciers. The most recent data (2011) has now been added!

Where the River Meets the Sound “Where the River Meets the Sound,” an educator’s guide to Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge offers complete information about field trip planning, preparation and pre-field trip activities. It has background information about the indoor and trail activities offered while at the Refuge and about post field trip activities. All activities are matched with Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs).

Where the River Meets the Forest The purpose of this guide is to give teachers help in planning a meaningful fieldtrip experience to Pack Forest. There are pre-trip activities designed to give students the skills and knowledge they will need to appreciate their on-site experiences. The Tour Menu gives an overview of the activities available when visiting Pack Forest. The post-trip activities offer students the opportunity to synthesize the information they gathered during their fieldtrip.

Children in Nature – LOTS of great information about the importance of students having time outdoors on this printable poster from National Environmental Education Foundation’s Children in Nature Initiative.

Presentation to Yelm Admin Council – an interactive overview of NREP: