This website is part of a larger effort to increase climate literacy, create climate stewardship leaders, and foster community climate action through schools in the Southern Puget Sound. Please follow to “Who We Are” for more information on the partners, the people, and our goals.
CLAMSS: Climate Literacy, Action, and Monitoring in South Sound
The CLAMSS program is a NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) funded program, hosted by South Sound GREEN and the Nisqually River Education Project. Within this program, we offer climate-based professional development opportunities for teachers and work with them to promote and implement Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences (MWEEs).
2019/2020 Shared Links/Resources:
Overview of NOAA, BWET, and MWEEs
- Overview of CLAMSS 2020 grant and NOAA”s Meaningful Watershed Education Experience model
- What is a MWEE?
Lesson Plans and Ideas
- The Jubilee Phenomenon and other labs, lessons and activities
- Fish Kills in Hood Canal Middle School Unit
- Plankton build challenge: http://www.cosee.net/best_activities/activity/The_Great_Plankton_Race.pdf
- Biomimicry Climate Change Design Challenge
- Water Quality Connections: Designing a model to explore the interrelationships between 8 Water Quality Parameters
Background Information: Harmful Algal Blooms/Hypoxia
- Keynote: “What’s Blooming in Budd?” an exploration of the algal blooms, nutrient inputs, and hypoxia in Olympia waters
- Marine Life Struggles In Hood Canal’s Low-Oxygen Waters PBS story
- Harmful Algal Blooms Story Map from NOAA https://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/research/divisions/efs/microbes/harmful_algae/socio_impacts_habs.cfm
- Finding Early Signs of Harmful Algal Blooms / “Is Hood Canal’s Caribbean Color Killing Shellfish? https://nwtreatytribes.org/publications/magazine/
- Puget Sound Marine Waters Report: https://www.psp.wa.gov/PSmarinewatersoverview.php?fbclid=IwAR24IPuDzK1x9KpNAFbGYjEfmSJPeNOHPTAJGpQqtuuBkTjAeHwAFmJeBuo
- Increase in vibrio illness: https://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/research/divisions/efs/microbes/vibrio/vibrio_project5.cfm
- Rising ocean temperatures intensify paralytic shellfish poisoning levels in Southeast waters: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/08/21/rising-ocean-temperatures-intensify-paralytic-shellfish-poisoning-levels-in-southeast-waters/?utm_source=Sightline%20Institute&utm_medium=web-email&utm_campaign=Sightline%20News%20Selections
- State officials close Budd Inlet to all shellfish harvesting because of toxin levels https://www.theolympian.com/outdoors/article237694549.html?fbclid=IwAR0xKrWZ_cdaSGmRkTu_nMqVZX9cmf9bJGdEzkopqhzBmeiZq_38CYrK1Pg
- Worlds Oceans are gasping for oxygen https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/07/climate/ocean-acidification-climate-change.html?utm_content=108116143&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-17829988556297
- Ocean dead zones impact Whatcom County’s economy – includes great video!
- An ocean dead zone in the Salish Sea would harm Whatcom County’s economy. Here’s how: https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article237496839.html?utm_source=Sightline%20Institute&utm_medium=web-email&utm_campaign=Sightline%20News%20Selections&utm_source=Sightline+Newsletters+II&utm_campaign=04e74b585f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_16_04_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e1b0f73ac-04e74b585f-296405149
- Changes to the ocean almost wiped out Oregon’s oyster industry https://www.kgw.com/article/tech/science/environment/changes-to-the-ocean-almost-wiped-out-oregons-oyster-industry/283-3c6c78f7-9e82-4299-b8e2-3e6c59d20552
Background Information: Ocean Acidification
- Ocean waters off West Coast acidifying at twice the rate of global average, NOAA researcher finds https://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2019/12/ocean-waters-off-west-coast-acidifying-at-twice-the-rate-of-global-average-noaa-researcher-finds.html?utm_source=Sightline%20Institute&utm_medium=web-email&utm_campaign=Sightline%20News%20Selections&utm_source=Sightline+Newsletters+II&utm_campaign=9a137279e7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_17_03_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e1b0f73ac-9a137279e7-296405149