Marine Education


Spring Beach Ranger Program for Schools

Ranger with school kids

Our two-part Beach Ranger marine education program is our most popular program and consists of two parts - 1) a one hour classroom visit by a Ranger Naturalist followed by 2) a guided beach walk on one of the City of Edmonds' beaches during a low tide in April, May or June.  During our marine education program, our Ranger Naturalists will share with your students the many treasures of the marine environment and the natural processes that shape them.

We adapt our programs for each age group. Classroom visits for younger students include age appropriate activities designed to introduce children to sea life and beach etiquette, such as stories, songs, puppets and feltboards. Presentations for older students focus on Puget Sound habitats, the organisms that populate them, their adaptations and interactions, and human impacts on the marine environment. Each classroom visit includes hands-on time with shells and other marine specimens.

Through our marine education program, students come to understand life processes and cycles such as the food web in the marine environment while learning about the interdependence of life and how organisms interact with their environment and each other.

Registration for spring Beach Ranger Programs begins in October. Early registration is encouraged, as there are a limited number of prime low-tide dates and they book up fast. To get on the mailing list, contact the program coordinator.

If you are visiting the beach independently, visit our Download Information page for free maps and learning activities. 

Questions? Contact the Program Coordinator
at [email protected]