Salish Sea Studies offers engaged and experiential learning opportunities. The activities here have been designed by educators for use in a variety of classes. You are welcome to adopt and adapt these activities to your learning environment.

Three Highlighted Examples of Activities

Historical Marker

How do we connect stories of people to place? The objective of this three-part project is to make the connection between the forced removal of Bellingham’s Punjabi community in 1907 to the history of Bellingham’s contested waterfront by creating a historical marker for the site.

Embodied Mapping

To enhance students’ spatial awareness and understanding of Salish Sea physical geographies, students each draw a Salish Sea place out of a hat and then have to talk amongst themselves to create a human map of the region.

SALI Gameboard

This (virtual) lab component for the Introduction to the Salish Sea course supports students' engagement in independent experiential learning using walks, reading, podcasts, recorded lectures, and tracing local ecology.

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Image 1 credit:  “Bellingham Bay Improvement Compnay Mill circa 1907”.  Photo # X.4605. Curtesy of the Photo Archives of the Whatcom Museum.

Image 2 credit: "The Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Salish Sea, pictured from the International Space Station, separate the western-most border of the United States and Canada".  NASA, 2020. Public Domain.