For Kids

Boaters and Swimmers - Play it safe at the Lake. Wear a lifejacket near the water if you are not a good swimmer. Take swimming lessons at the Lincoln City Community Center.

Read what the school children in Glide, Oregon do in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Globe program.
See the master map for Adaptive Management Areas -
See the map of the Little River (Glide near Roseburg) -
See the map of the Northern Coast Range -

Community-school partnerships

The Lincoln County School District is seeking community partnerships. Read the story about a program in Newport.
   PADL is working with Kristin Takano, LBL ESD Community Curriculum and Resource Liaison, National Board Certified Teacher, Lincoln County School District, and DLWID manager Paul Robertson. PADL and DLWID will fund and place lake science trunks in all three Lincoln City Schools.
     1. Oceanlake Elementary,
     2. Taft Elementary, and
     3. Taft Middle School and Taft High School.
The District received a two year grant to hire Kristin. She is evaluating the curriculum published by the New Hampshire Environmental Services called "Interactive Lake Ecology." The student workbook and teacher manual are available from the North American Lake Management Society ( in Wisconsin.
Wetland trunks from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - download pdf

Other programs with curriculum include:
1. Wild Salmon Education Trunk - Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife - Project WILD K-12 Education Program at WDFW's Outreach and Education Services has developed and distributed 30 WILD Salmon Education trunks throughout the state. These trunks offer educational materials that describe WDFW's science and work for salmon recovery. These resources target educators of youth and adults. The trunks contain slides, videos, and overheads for presentations, games and curriculum that involve arts and crafts with various visual aids and demonstrations. You will also find laminated displays and binders filled with information that will help the public understand policies and practices involved in salmon recovery.
2. S.T.E.P. - Salmon Trout Enhancement Program - or
3. Trout in the Classroom - Trout Unlimited -
4. Salmon Watch Education Program - Oregon Trout -
5. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife -
6. Save Our Streams - Izaak Walton League of America -
7. Protect our Wetlands - Izaak Walton League of America -
8. Project WET - The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators, and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet – water.
9. Project WILD -
Oregon Project WILD Coordinator: Virginia D. Bourdeau, Associate Professor
Oregon 4H Education Center
5390 4-H Rd. NW, Salem, OR 97304
Tel: (503) 371-7920, Fax: (503) 581-6696, E-mail:
10. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) - is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program - See what the school children in Glide, Oregon do in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service

A good link for education is

Computers and science
Apple computer mobile lab -
Vernier Software & Technology
Water quality with computers - -
phone 888.837.6437
fax 503.277.2440
Vernier Software & Technology
13979 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR 97005-2886
Check your state or provincial math and science standards as well as national standards such as NSES, NCTM and ISTE. They also have correlated materials to AP and IB science programs.

Funding Resources
Federal monies are available for schools to help purchase technology. Possible sources for funding this solution include:
* Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT)
* Title I, Part A, Assistance for Disadvantaged Students
* Title II, Part A, Teacher Quality Improvement.

Science news for Kids:

Many of the materials below are free; however, some require purchase or may be available at events.

Birds: International Migratory Bird Day, Catalysts for Conservation, (Activity and Coloring Book),
Different theme annually with educational booklet, poster, coloring pages, T-shirts, bird event helps for any time of year. Spanish books too. Environment for the Americas, Conserving Birds by Connecting People -, IMBD, PO Box 934, Silverthorne, CO 80498, 866-334-3330

Birds of the Lincoln City Area - pick up a free brochure at the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau. Start a life list of birds you see. Check off the birds you see around Devils Lake.

National Wildlife Federation -, Ranger Rick's Kid's Zone

Salmon Migration Game -, Alaska Sea Grant College Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fairbanks, Alaska. Kids will love to play this board game, and they'll learn about salmon at the same time! Grades K-5. Also available for purchase at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport

Shorebird Sister Schools Program -, Newport school project, biology as a career

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program - Enter the Duck Stamp Art contest sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. A finalist is chosen from each state and entered in the annual National competition. An adult and junior competition exist with proceeds distributed as follows.
1. Federal Duck Stamp (adult program) - approximately 98 cents of every duck stamp dollar goes directly into the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to purchase wetlands and wildlife habitat for inclusion into the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Junior Duck Stamp (youth program) - proceeds from the sale support conservation education and provide awards and scholarships for the students, teachers, and schools that participate in the program.

Lakes Appreciation Month Poster Art Contest - The North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) sponsors an annual poster art contest. One year an artist from Lake Oswego, Oregon won,

Nature Journal - For fun keep a nature journal with drawings of the animals and plants you see.

Boat Safe Kids
-, life jacket tic-tac-toe, Nautical Know How, 5102 SE Nassau Terrace, Stuart, FL 34997

Mandatory Boater Safety Card - The card is required for youths aged 12 to 15, who operate any size power boat. The Boater Education Equivalency Exam is given by the Lincoln County Marine Patrol. The homestudy booklet, entitled, "Boat Oregon, a Course on Responsible Boating," can be used to prepare for the exam.

US Coast Guard - Coastie The Safety Boat -
Youth education, boating and water safety program,

US Coast Guard - Just For Kids -
coloring books and paper models,

Children and Personal Watercraft - US Coast Guard -
download pdf

Disasters & Emergencies

Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book,
American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA-243),

Fire Safety: To learn about fire safety, visit

The Adventures of Julia and Robbie, The Disaster Twins, Stories by Holly Harrington, Illustrations by Amy Babb, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA-344), April 2002, 1-800-480-2520,

Environmental Education for Kids (EEK)

Environmental Protection Agency
-, Environmental Explorer's Club


The Learning Web - for students, teachers and explorers. Coloring pages.

Federal Citizen Information Center -

Hiking and Walking
Lincoln City Area Hiking Trails -
pick up a free brochure at the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau. Walk all the trails in the Lincoln City Open Spaces and Parks around Devils Lake.

Invasive Species
The Aquatic Invasive Species Toolkit is a comprehensive set of fun, challenging, inspiring lessons and activities designed to help kids understand what invasive species are, how they affect the environment, and what we can all do about them.

Junior Ranger Program - Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial St., NE, Suite 1, Salem OR 97301-1002, 503-378-6305. "Beaver Tracks" is their official newsletter. Devils Lake has two state parks - West Devils Lake State Park and East Devils Lake State Park. A Junior Ranger understands that all plants, animals and natural resources deserve to be protected and respected,

Tree Planting - Watch the news for opportunities to plant trees in the city. Trees provide numerous benefits to the environment of Lincoln City and Devils Lake.

Invasive Plants - Remove plants that are not native to our environment. Plants to remove include invasive ivy, holly, and blackberries from open spaces.

Animal Inn - Teaches the importance of dead and dying trees located in the forests, parks, and even in their own yards! Dead and dying trees support a wide variety of animals and plants.

Sandcastle Playground - Visit the Sandcastle Playground at Regatta Park off West Devils Lake Road and NE 14th Street.

Polluted runoff (Nonpoint Source Pollution) - Be sure to see the Masterbug Theater about macroinvertebrates,

Driftwood Library - Visit the Driftwood Library at 801 SW Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. The children's librarian can help you find books about lake topics, plants, and animals. Attend the library's story time and puppet show,

Water Sports - The lake provides all kinds of opportunities for water sports from fishing, kayaking, sailing, to swimming. Learn to be safe on and in the water. Wear a lifejacket or swimsuit with floating features built into the design, if you do not know how to swim. Take swimming classes at the Lincoln City pool. A lifeguard is on duty at the Lincoln City pool at the Community Center.

Water Quality -
Learn about what you can do to protect the lake's water,

NOAA Education -

Weather Center
- Lincoln City is planning to construct a weather center in the Taft District. Learn about recording rainfall, water temperature, and other weather statistics around the lake.

Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds


Join your neighbors in protecting Devils Lake. Pick up litter. Report any problems you notice to your parents.

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Photos: Sandcastle Playground (R. Erickson)

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