Eco-Booths

Virtual science learning!

  • Watch the video, do the fun at-home activity, learn more at the links below
  • At each booth, find Ocean Actions we can all do every day to help protect the ocean in three ways: Stop Pollution, Save Species, Slow Climate Change
  • Then play the Ocean Action Game for an instant giveaway sticker!
  • Or take the Ocean Pledge
    (TIP: Try to watch at least one video per action before you play the game...)

STOP POLLUTION

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Upcycle, reuse and volunteer at the Zoo!

AT HOME: Download pdfs to make cool stuff from upcycled materials, get politically active for the ocean or volunteer at the Zoo!
LEARN MORE: pdza.org/plastic-free

OCEAN ACTION:
Refuse Single-Use Plastic


Tahoma Audubon

Learn about seabirds, watch them and pick up trash to protect them

AT HOME: Download the the Seabird ID Sheet and spot birds! Find Ocean Fest youth Poetry in the Park thru Oct. 18.
LEARN MORE: tahomaaudubon.org

OCEAN ACTION: Clean up a beach


Jason Lee Middle School Science

Help stop pollution in Puget Sound.

AT HOME: Take the Tell 10 Challenge! Watch the science video, then tell 10 people on social media about the plastic problem. Then ask them to tell 10 more!

OCEAN ACTIONS: Refuse Single Use Plastic, Avoid Chemicals


SAVE SPECIES

Pierce County Libraries

Learn how orcas echolocate their food!

AT HOME: Play the echolocation game in the video. Can orcas find food if it’s noisy?
LEARN MORE: piercecountylibrary.org

OCEAN ACTION: Save Salmon for Orcas


SR3 response unit

How SR3 does Response, Rescue and Research

AT HOME: What are ways YOU can reduce, reuse and recycle?
LEARN MORE: sealifer3.org

OCEAN ACTIONS: Eat Ocean Friendly, Refuse Single Use Plastic


Citizens for a Healthy Bay

Mark a storm drain to protect the Salish Sea

AT HOME: Mark up a drain or play Stormwater Bingo.
LEARN MORE: healthybay.org

OCEAN ACTION: Avoid Chemicals


Oikonos Lab at UPS

Learn to ID birds, animals and nature.

AT HOME: ID birds and plants just with your phone! Download MerlinBirdID or iNaturalist and start exploring.
LEARN MORE: oikonos.org

OCEAN ACTIONS: Clean Up a Beach, Refuse Single-Use Plastic, Protect Streams, Plant a Tree

SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE

Tacoma Public Utilities

Support clean energy (not fossil fuels) and help save the ocean from over-heating

AT HOME: Take this climate quiz
LEARN MORE: mytpu.org

OCEAN ACTION: Support clean energy


Citizens’ Climate Lobby Tacoma

YOU can help slow climate change.

AT HOME: Make a Naked Egg (download), write a letter to your representative, enter the Climate Art Contest and win a class prize!
LEARN MORE: ccltacoma.org/ocean-fest

OCEAN ACTION: Support clean energy


A Drop in the Ocean Shop

Cool home/bath products WITHOUT the plastic.

AT HOME: Snap a water selfie and upload to the #TacomaSplash challenge today!
ALSO: Offering super-cool prizes for the Ocean Action Game!
LEARN MORE: adropintheoceanshop.com

OCEAN ACTION:
Refuse Single-Use Plastic


Envirochallenger

Get inspired to pick up trash!

AT HOME: Get outside and pick up trash. Is it recyclable? Use Recycle Coach to find out!
LEARN MORE: cityoftacoma.org/envirochallenger

OCEAN ACTION: Clean up a beach


City of Tacoma Stormwater

Find out how to keep stormwater clean.

AT HOME: Do the Stormwater quiz for a free car wash!
LEARN MORE: cityoftacoma.org/stormwater

OCEAN ACTIONS: Avoid Chemicals


Washington Environmental Council

Discover how to help orcas and why “We Are Puget Sound”

AT HOME: Download a Mad Libs Ocean Letter to send to your representatives (fillable or printable pdf), or make the Salish Sea pledge.
LEARN MORE: wearepugetsound.org

OCEAN ACTION: Save Salmon for Orcas


South Sound Surfrider

Help clean and protect our beaches

AT HOME: Download the Ocean Friendly Restaurant list or find one on the map!
LEARN MORE: southsound.surfrider.org

OCEAN ACTION: Eat Ocean Friendly


Pierce Conservation District

What does clean water mean to you?

AT HOME: Do a Rainy Day hike (download pdf) or a Drop in the Bucket video activity. Do an Eco-Challenge or help make a rain-garden.
LEARN MORE: piercecd.org

OCEAN ACTION: Protect Streams


Zero Waste Washington

Discover how to get to zero-waste!

AT HOME: Play the Zero Waste game, find a Fix-It Fair and more (download pdf)
LEARN MORE: zerowastewashington.org

OCEAN ACTION: Refuse Single-Use Plastic


Harbor Wild Watch

Get outside WITHOUT a car and notice nature!

AT HOME: Really look and listen to wildlife
LEARN MORE: harborwildwatch.org

OCEAN ACTION: Walk, Bike, Transit


Downtown On The Go

Discover Tacoma by walking!

AT HOME: Do a Downtown walk (find maps here).
LEARN MORE: downtownonthego.com

OCEAN ACTION: Walk, Bike, Transit


Tacoma Tree Foundation

How do trees help the ocean? Find out!

AT HOME: Plant a tree! The deadline for free Grit City Trees has officially passed but it’s still worth applying.
LEARN MORE: tacomatreefoundation.org

OCEAN ACTION: Plant a Tree


climate artwork contest

Kids – make climate-related artwork and win big prizes for your class! The Ocean Fest Climate Art Contest kicks off Sept. 13, sponsored by Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Ages 8-12, any medium. Click for details.