Episode 2 Weather and Climate



Puget Sound is part of the Salish Sea, and is an inlet (or arm of the larger sea) on which Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle are located.

The Salish Sea is a body of water off the coast of the Pacific Ocean located in Washington State and British Columbia that includes the Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Strait of Georgia.

Mount Taquoma the Twulshootseed language name for the largest peak in the Cascade Mountain range, also known as Mt. Rainier.

Weather is the day-to-day changes in rainfall, wind, humidity and temperature.

Glacier is a slow-moving mass of ice on a mountain.

Native Plants are plants that have historically grow in an area without the help of humans

Erosion is the movement of soil by water or wind.

Floodwall or Levee is a built structure designed to prevent flooding, which raises the sides of a river in order to allow it to hold more water.

Dam is a built structure to hold back the flow of a river.

Floodplain is the land around a river where water goes if the river overflows its banks.

Ballet is a structured form of dance that tells a story.

Pollinators are creatures that moves pollen from one flower to the next, so the plant can create seeds.

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For students:

Main Video Episode

Deep Discovery | Weather & Climate - YouTube

Career Spotlight – Luthier

Deep Discovery | Ep 2 Ricardo Perez - YouTube

Links to Additional Resources to Explore

Puyallup Tribal Language - Home

Glaciers and Climate Change - Olympic National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

Maps and GIS | Encyclopedia of Puget Sound (eopugetsound.org)

Pierce County, WA | Data USA

Victoria Adams - Portfolio of Works: Small Works (victoriaadamsart.com)

Cloud cover map LIVE: ✔️ Where is it cloudy? ⛅️ (weather-radar-live.com)

Recommended Reading


Over in a River: Flowing Out to Sea by Marianne Berkes

Raindrops Roll (Weather Walks) by April Pulley Sayre


Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest (A Timber Press Field Guide) by Robert Michal Pyle and Caitlin C. LaBar

For Teachers:

Lakewold Episode 2 Curriculum Standards

Recommended Reading for Teachers, Families & Mixed Age Learning Communities

Puget Sound/Salish Sea

Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us by David Neiwert


Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide, Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies by the Xerces Society

The Art of Clouds

Water Calculator & Wetlands Mapper

Butterflies of the North Coast & Cascades (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

Wetlands Mapper | U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (fws.gov)


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