Whatcom County Focused - Community Based K-12 Shellfish Education, and Stewardship: Meeting Washington Shellfish Initiative Goal 7: Educate.
Regional Priority Approach
SHELL1.4: Promote voluntary and incentive-based programs that help working farms contribute to recovery
Pacific Shellfish Institute
Washington State Department of Ecology, Whatcom Community Foundation
Blaine School District, City of Blaine, Drayton Harbor Oyster Company, Friends of Birch Bay State Park, Whatcom Conservation District, Whatcom County, Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee, Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network, World Fisheries Trust
Julie Hirsch (email@example.com)
2020 - 2022
SHELL1: Address overarching priorities to increase and protect harvestable shellfish acres SHELL1.4: Promote voluntary and incentive-based programs that help working farms contribute to recovery
Provide K-12 shellfish education targeting schools in priority shellfish recovery areas. NTA supports development and delivery of shellfish based curricula, such as Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum (GSSC). Whatcom based GSSC is affiliated with Olympia based Pacific Shellfish Institute (PSI). NTA will train educators to broaden shellfish education and stewardship programs. Shellfish are used as a vehicle to teach pollution prevention centered on hands-on learning through intertidal field experience. By interacting with shellfish and inter-tidal organisms in their habitat, students are inspired to practice watershed healthy habit...
Accomplishments to be provided upon completion of Near Term Action
- Behavior Change - Awareness Raising (Education)
Expenditures by Fund to Date: $122,000.00
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Near Term Action last updated 4/12/2021