VII. Resources

If you are interested in building a curriculum around Elwha river restoration, do an internet search using Elwha River + restoration as key terms for many good resources, including archived newspaper articles. Listed below are some of the resources we found helpful for the focus of our project:

Aldwell, Thomas. Conquering The Last Frontier. Seattle: Artcraft Engraving and Electrotype Company, Superior Publishing Company. 1950.
[Autobiography of the builder of the Elwha Dam.]

American Rivers. Restoring the Elwha River
[Wonderful simulations of pre and post dam removal and restoration. See “visualizations.”]

Earth Day. My Ecological Footprint. Redefining Progress. 2002. http://www.myfootprint.org/
[A good version of how to figure your individual ecological footprint.]

Eagle Harbor High School. DVD. Shifting Currents. Happy Salmon Productions. Bainbridge Island Television. 2007. Running time: 20 min.
[The documentary film our students produced on their activities and reflections on this project. Demonstrates their generation’s commitment to making a difference.]

Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration Implementation: Final Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement July 2005. United States Department of the Interior. National Park Service.

Elwha River Education: Resources and Tools for Teachers and Students
[Excellent classroom curriculum and, under Resources, flash movies that simulate pre and post conditions on the river.]

Hungerford, Harold et al. Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues and Actions. Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing L.L.C., 2003. www.cisde.org
[The Issue Analysis curriculum is based on the method developed by Dr. Hungerford, et al.]

Lien, Carsten. Olympic Battleground: The Power Politics of Timber Preservation. 2nd Edition. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2000.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. Elwha River Restoration Project.
[Good information about the tribe’s extensive restoration activities]

Lundahl, Robert. DVD. Unconquering the Last Frontier: The Historical Saga of the Damming and Undamming of Washington’s Elwha River. Cinereve. Robert Lundahl & Associates, LLC. 2002 [www.unconquering.org] Running time: 62 min.
[Excellent; good background information plus interviews with participants, tribal and other.]

Marrs, Marie. What does it mean to restore the Elwha River Ecosystem? Issue Analysis curriculum written for Olympic National Park Teacher Consortium on Elwha Dam Removal and Restoration. 2005.

McClure, Robert and Lisa Stiffler. “The Sound of Broken Promises.” Seattle Post Intelligence newspaper. Six-day series. Oct. 9-14, 2006.
[Excellent series on water issues in Puget Sound, Washington.]

Olympic Park Institute. Elwha Science Education Project
[OPI’s own site, full of information and student data.]

Olympic National Park. Elwha River: On-Line Resources from Olympic National Park

Reavey, Kate. Elwha River History and Geography: A four-part series for background on the Elwha River dam removals and restoration. Olympic Park Institute 2007. On-line at
[Excellent illustrated reading packets for use in classrooms. 38 pages, in four sections.]

Seuss, Dr. The Lorax. 1972. Video or DVD. Twentieth Century Fox. Running time: 30 min. [Excellent for introducing the concept of “Issue Analysis,” especially to identify players with differing beliefs and values.]

Thrush, C., Editor. ENVIR 450A: The Elwha and the Changing Northwest Environmental, Cultural, and Social Perspectives. Reading Packet, Program on the Environment, University of Washington, Fall Quarter, 2004.

White, Richard. Land Use, Environment, and Social Change: The Shaping of Island County, Washington. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1980, 1992.
[Historical information in an area similar to Elwha River’s Clallam County.]

Wray, Jacilee. Olympic National Park Ethnographic Overview and Assessment.
Olympic National Park, 1997.

OTHER REFERENCES used in our project

Donaldson, Peter. Salmonpeople Workshop. www.peterdonaldson.net
[Excellent teacher workshop on teaching the importance of sustainable practices.]

Gardner, Howard. 1983. Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
HarperCollins Publishers.

Hungerford, Harold. 2003. Ecology: An Introduction for Non-Science Majors. Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing L.L.C. www.cisde.org

Hungerford, H.R. et al. 2002. Molokai: An Investment in Children, the Community and the Environment. CISDE Monograph. Carbondale, Illinois. www.cisde.org
[Documents the use of environmental education to positively impact citizenship behavior and academic achivement.]

Kaye, Cathryn Berger. 2004. The Complete Guide to Service Learning. Free Spirit Press. Minneapolis, MN.

Kinsley, Carol W. and Kate McPherson, eds. 1995. Enriching the Curriculum Through Service Learning. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Lieberman, G.A. and L.L. Hoody. 1998. Closing the Achievement Gap: Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning. State Education and Environmental Roundtable. San Diego, California.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2005. Setting the Standard, Measuring Results, Celebrating Successes: A Report to Congress on the Status of Environmental Education in the United States. Submitted by the National Environmental Education Advisory Council. Office of Environmental Education. Washington, DC.

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