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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Links to Additional Resources to Explore
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
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
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