Our calendar for the entire 2017-2018 school year is NOW OPEN! Submit your requests now for Spring 2018! 

Please note that we will now be limited to providing a maximum of four dates per school during each school year due to increasing demand for our lessons. Email our Youth Educator Lily (lcason@snohomishcd.org) with any questions.


Want to hear about when our calendar opens up and other classroom opportunities? 

Sign up using the button below to be added to our teacher email list. 


Sound Education Lessons are provided through a partnership between Snohomish Conservation District, Snohomish County Surface Water Management and the cities of: Arlington, Brier, Bothell, Edmonds, Granite Falls, Mill Creek, Monroe, and Mukilteo.

These high-quality, engaging, hands-on science lessons are provided FREE to classrooms in Snohomish County and on Camano Island - materials, take-homes, and enthusiastic education staff included! Check out the menu of classes available and then schedule below using our online automatic scheduling tool!

Request your lesson in 2 easy steps! 

1. Choose your lesson below.        

2. Use the online scheduler at the bottom of the page to request your lesson.


All middle school lessons are designed to fit inside of a class period, we can work with your schedule.

 

Water Quality Monitoring - Chemical Test Kits 

How does your local stream or lake measure up? Using a variety of real water quality testing equipment to gather current data, student scientists will evaluate the health of a local waterbody in this lab lesson. Students will learn about sources of pollution and discuss steps they can take at home to maintain water quality and reduce pollution in their local watershed.

*the Water Quality lessons can be done as a two part series to cover chemical tests and macroinvertebrate sampling of the same waterbody

PLEASE NOTE! Though not required, access to a stream, lake, or even a stormwater retention pool enhances this lesson! If at all possible, please arrange for your classroom to meet our educators outside.

 

 
 

Water Quality Monitoring - Live Benthic Macroinvertebrates

What can water bugs tell us about pollution? During this hands-on lab, students will learn how pollution affects aquatic life. Using live macroinvertebrates from a local stream, students will gather data to complete a biological analysis of water quality and discuss simple steps that they and their families can take to improve water quality. 

*the Water Quality lessons can be done as a two part series to cover chemical tests and macroinvertebrate sampling of the same waterbody

PLEASE NOTE! Though not required, access to a stream, lake, or even a stormwater retention pool enhances this lesson! If at all possible, please arrange for your classroom to meet our educators outside.

***In order to protect salmon in streams, this lesson is not offered Nov 1-Feb 28***


Request your lesson now using our easy online scheduler!