Ecosystems Field Study

In the spring of 2023, IslandWood, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, will be offering a Next Generation Science Standards-aligned field study for Seattle 5th-grade students. The field study is designed to enhance and localize the Amplify Ecosystems Restoration unit taught in Seattle Public Schools.


Students will make focused observations about urban creek ecosystems and conduct investigations to increase their understanding of how people, plants, and animals interact with water in the ecosystem.


They will build an ecosystem web for a creek ecosystem, investigate water quality, soil, plants, and human impact at the creek, and then propose action steps that could improve the health of the creek ecosystem.


This is a 3-part program that includes a virtual or in-class pre-lesson, a park-based field trip, and a virtual or in-class post-lesson.