Grants Database

Killer Whale Tales
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Project Title:
Killer Whale Tales: Deep Dive/Kids Making a Difference, Now!
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2021
Environmental Education
South Sound ; Central Sound
Project Description:

KWT’s overarching goal is to promote the conservation of the Puget Sound/Salish Sea waters and the Southern Resident killer whale (SRkw) population that depends upon it. We do this by providing high quality and multiple award winning environmental education programming, using science and storytelling, to kindergarten through 6th grade students and their families. Our program comes at no-cost to the participating schools, as long as the classroom teachers and participants commit to reducing their environmental footprint by completing and return our “Kids Making a Difference, Now!” conservation activities.

Our innovative curriculum, offered both in-person and on-line, uses the endangered SRkw population, a species with complex individual and social behaviors, to capture children’s attention and imaginations and inspire them to become stewards of the Puget Sound. Students are fascinated by orcas’ complex communication systems and matriarchal pods. When they learn about the species, they naturally begin to care about it and are eager to learn what they and their families can do to reduce their impact on the regions habitat.