This month, students off all ages have been returning to the books. Whether you are a student or not, we have got you covered learning some of our favorite conservation science terms we use regularly in our work. Impress yourself and your friends with this new knowledge.
What is a rain garden?
A shallow depression that collects water and filters it slowly back into the ground. Rain gardens naturally filter pollutants and keep Puget Sound healthy. Both public and private citizens can install rain gardens to help save Puget Sound’s water quality.
What is a watershed?
A watershed is an area of land that collects and delivers water to a single point. By studying an entire watershed, scientists can better understand the entire system and improve water quality, fish habitat, flooding and reducing soil erosion.
What is a log jam?
A log jam is a buildup of wood debris creating deep pools for salmon. Installations of log jams have become a priority method to recover salmon habitat and reset stream flows that have been affected by a century’s worth of logging.
Whether you are a student or not, we have got you covered learning some of our favorite conservation science terms we use regularly in our work. Impress yourself and your friends with this new knowledge.
A research trip to our Yellow Island preserve reveals the ongoing threat of sea star wasting disease.
In a Seattle Times op-ed, our trustee and former chairman of the Makah Tribe TJ Greene reflects on the pivotal connection between indigenous knowledge and scientific observation.
James believes we can accomplish greater results and better conservation outcomes by working together in collaborative partnerships.
Need a break from the festivities and preparation for the new year? Enjoy a sample of our Top 10 science blog post from 2017.
When water infiltrates the ground, soil and plants can work together to absorb it, filtering pollutants and decreasing flooding.
A watershed is not simply a matter of creeks, rivers and other open bodies of water
Nature is good for us. But, how much do we need? And what aspects of nature provide the benefits we desire? In short, what is the prescription?
The Great American Eclipse of 2017 offered a great opportunity to teach kids about the natural connections throughout our universe.
"I hold a new perspective on the wonder around — above and below the heavens. A cosmic event brought me right back to Earth, our only home."