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For students:

Main Video Episode

Deep Discovery | Pacific Northwest Forests - YouTube 

More from the Artists

Deep Discovery | Ep 1 Bless Me Aria - YouTube

Career Spotlight - Arborist

Deep Discovery | Ep 1 Emily Roberts - YouTube

Links to Additional Resources

Watch - Andy Goldsworthy - Earth Artist and his Process - Bing video

Explore - Apps & Guides | Tahoma Audubon

Listen -The Folklore of Owls | BirdNote

Recommended Reading by Theme


Red Leaf/Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

Where Would I be in an Evergreen Tree by Jennifer Blomgren

Under Your Feet : Soil, Sand and Everything Underground by Dr. Jackie Stroud, Illustrated by Wenjia Tang


Feathers: a Beautiful Look at a Bird’s Most Unique Feature by Stan Tekiela


Discovering Nature’s Alphabet by Krystina Castella and Brian Boyl

Episode 1 Pacific Northwest Forests



A forest is a large area of trees and the plants that grow below them.

A tree is a woody plant, often with a single stem, and branches above the ground.

A leaf is the flattened, green part of a plant that grows off its stems, to collect light from the sun.

The trunk is the woody stem of a tree that lifts the leaves up to the light.

Shade is when an object blocks the light of the sun for another object.

An arborist is a person who cares for trees.

An owl is a bird that hunts at night, often silently, with forward-facing eyes, and a hooked beak.

An opera is a type of performance that uses music and singers to tell a story.

An aria is part of an opera where a character sings by themselves, often expressing intense emotion.

For Teachers:


Lakewold Episode 1 Curriculum Standards

Recommended Reading for Teachers, Families & Mixed Age Learning Communities


The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature’s Most Elusive Birds by Leigh Calvez

Put on Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Natures Secrets by Devin Franklin


Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard

Trees of the West: An Artist’s Guide by Molly Hashimoto

The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of our Most Essential Native Trees by Douglas Tallamy

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate by Peter Wohlleben

Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests by Monica Russo

Understanding Identity

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

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Deep Discovery

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Episode 2

Weather and Climate


Episode 3

Development & Native Habitat


Episode 4

Adapting Landscapes to a Changing Climate


Episode 5

People & the Land of the Pacific Northwest

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