Distance Learning Resources

In response to school closures due to COVID-19, Skagit PUD has curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. 

Below is a list of learning resources to assist with distance learning. Grade levels are listed with each resource.

Virtual Events

EarthEcho has several options for virtual tours and career sessions.

The Smithsonian has tons of virtual adventures for students to enjoy in all subjects.

Seattle Aquarium offers virtual tours.

Discovery Education offers virtual tours in a variety of settings with options for all ages.


Water Specific

WaterRocks.org | All things water. All grades.

NASA | Various earth and space science topics Link is to Precipitation Education page. All grades.

H2O for Life | Water and environment lessons. All grades.

Fresh Water Live | Water webcasts and videos. All grades.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers marine, earth and atmospheric science lessons and resources. All grades. Here is a lesson packet about water in daily life.

Drinktap.org | Drinking Water lessons and resources. All grades.

Edutopia.com | 5 minute or less videos about water. Grades 6-12.

National Geographic | Science video library of 5 minute or less clips. Grades 6-12.

Hydrologic Cycle | Video lesson on YouTube. Grades 9-12.

Khan Academy | Lesson on Hydrogen in water. Grades 9-12.


Environmental Education

Health Powered Kids | Lesson about the importance of water. Adaptable for grades Pre-K-6.

HealthTeacher.com | Lesson about the importance of water for health. Grades 2-3.

Geology.com | Various resources. Linked to water resources page. All grades.

Penn State College of Agricultural Science | Educational curricula in sustainable forestry, natural resources, water, earth sciences, and wildlife. All grades.

TeachEngineering.org | Engineering based lessons. All grades.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) | Virtual lab suggestions suitable for 6-12.

PBS offers a variety of educational resources. Lesson about source to tap. Grades 9-12.

Environmental Public Health video library (PBS) | 5 minutes or less. Grades 9-12.

University of Rochester | Pollution and Urban Environmental education resources. Grades 9-12.

MERLOT Virtual Labs | Labs appropriate for earth science. Grades 9-12.


Locally Focused

Skagit Watershed Council | Home-based Educational Resource Guide for teachers and parents. A list of on-line resources to help students learn from home, especially resources that are based in this area and/or get students learning outside.

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve | Learn about the Salish Sea and our unique estuary.


English Language Learners

LinguaHouse | Water Lesson Plans Upper Level—B2 – C1.

TeachingEnglishUK | Lesson and resources on water—A2 +.

iSLCollective | Water worksheets, presentations and lessons for all ages.

ESL Printables | Collection of water worksheets and lessons. All levels.