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Teacher Resources

We love learning too.

Here’s a whole page of extra resources for before, during and after your Zoo experience.

  • Know Before You Go preview, field guides and activities
  • Pacific Seas Aquarium coloring sheets
  • Zoo map
  • Learn about plastics and the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge
  • Learn about climate change and how to green your school
  • Other great resources for learning!

Coming Soon

Explore the Salish Sea
A workshop for all educators.
What do you get when you bring classroom teachers and marine educators and scientists to the aquarium for the day? An free interactive educator workshop to help heal the Salish Sea by inspiring ocean literacy and action in young people. Jan. 19 at the Zoo.
Info and sign-up

Know Before You Go

Zoo Preview
Exploration Guides
Exploration Stations

New Aquarium Fun

Pacific Seas Aquarium Coloring Sheets

Eagle rays in tankExplore our new Pacific Seas Aquarium animals even before you visit them! Four beautiful coloring sheets designed to stimulate imagination and empathy feature giant Pacific octopus, giant spider crab, eagle ray and schooling herring. (Perfect for Pre-K.)

Download sheets here.

Zoo Map

(Download here, or pick up at the gate.)

Waste-Free Lunch Challenge

Is your class up to the challenge?

First prize includes a classroom visit from one of our Animal Ambassadors!

NOTE: 2018 Challenge deadline was Thursday, May 31st 2018.

Download the flyer, stay tuned for next year and meanwhile, check out the Challenge!

The Problem with Plastics

Plastic-Free
to Save our Sea
What if there was more plastic in the ocean than fish? Find out about the plastic problem and how to help.
Plastic-Free
Art & Marine Debris
Where art talks to science.
Art & science combine in these plastic pollution lessons by the Washed Ashore team.
Washed Ashore
Plastic Pollution
A K-12 curriculum.
Connecting the dots from waste to ocean in a SeaGrant curriculum pdf.
Learn More
Go Straw-Free
Ditch the straw.
It's easy, and has a huge effect on the ocean. Find out more on our Straw-Free page.
Straw-Free
Ocean Guardian Activity Book
Learn how to protect the ocean.
Coloring, puzzles, facts and more from NOAA.
Learn More
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Why we need to refuse single-use plastic.
Dramatic multimedia visuals and science unite to describe the plastic problem.
Learn More

Fight Climate Change

Climate Change
Polar Bears International
Web Resources

Green Your School

Sustainability
at the Zoo.
Find out how we're reducing, reusing and recycling - and get inspired.
Learn More
WA Green Schools
How to green your school.
Engage students as environmental stewards and leaders while creating a greener, healthier school.
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Eco-Schools USA
(National Wildlife Federation)
Join over 50 other countries in this international initiative to support the environment.
Learn More