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Natural Park Activity

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Natural Park Activity

  1. 1. National Parks: The Olympic Peninsula. Washington State. The United States of America<br />
  2. 2. Where is Washington State?<br />Can you find Washington State on a map of the United States. Be careful….do not confuse it with Washington D.C. <br />Washington D.C. is the capitol of the United States.<br />Washington State is a State in the United States.<br />
  3. 3. Washington State and the Olympic Peninsula<br />The Olympic National Park is in Western Washington State.<br />
  4. 4. Peninsula<br />A peninsula is a geographic term to describe a land formation. <br />A peninsula is a piece of land surrounded by water on all sides except for one piece of land that connects the peninsula to a mainland.<br />Here is a link to wikipedia about peninsulas<br />PENINSULAS ON WIKIPEDIA<br />The OLYMPIC Peninsula in Washington State.<br />
  5. 5. Hoh Rain Forest<br />The Hoh Rain Forest is part of the Olympic National Park. <br />A Rain Forest is an area that receives large amounts of rain year round.<br />Large amounts of rain creates large quantities of biodiversity. <br />Notice all the green colors!<br />
  6. 6. Banana Slug<br />The Banana Slug is a typical animal you will find on the floor in the Hoh Rain Forest and in the Olympic National Park. <br />Banana Slugs are very sticky!<br />Banana Slugs come in all shapes and sizes and are commonly between 8 and 30 centimeters in length. <br />
  7. 7. Olympic Mountains<br />In the middle of the Olympic Peninsula there are glacier mountains. <br />Snow and ice remain on the tops of the mountains all year. <br />Find three other Glaciers in the world and write down their name and the country they are located in your notebooks.<br />
  8. 8. Remember this picture?<br />This picture is from the beginning of the presentation. <br />This picture is from a satellite.<br />Notice all the white in the middle…..these are the Olympic mountain glaciers. <br />
  9. 9. Rivers and Salmon<br />The rivers on the Olympic Peninsula feed into the Pacific Ocean. <br />Spawning Salmon fill the rivers during the year. <br />Spawning is when salmon return to the river from the Ocean to lay eggs in the river.<br />The salmon swim against the river current. <br />Write down the definition of ‘river current’ in your English notebook. <br />
  10. 10. Animals in the forest and Olympic Mountains<br />
  11. 11. The Pacific Ocean<br />On the Western most side of the Olympic Peninsula is the Pacific Ocean.<br />The coastline on the Olympic Peninsula has many large rocks, sea stacks and giant sandy beaches.<br />Look on the internet to find out what sea stacks are.<br />Write your own definition of sea stacks in your notebook in English. <br />
  12. 12. Sea Life - some animals you might find on the Pacific coast in the Olympic National Park<br />
  13. 13. Website<br />The Olympic Peninsula has a website with information about the geography, climate, weather conditions, cities, things to do, etc.<br />There are many photos to look at as well. <br />Olympic Peninsula Website <br />Write about 3 Interesting things you find on the website <br />
  14. 14. Homework<br />Make a presentation in ENGLISH about a natural park in Spain. <br />Work in small groups and find pictures, information and travel itineraries about the natural park you research. Include: animals, plants and geography. <br />

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