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  Juliyen and His Friends

In the summer of 2008 Juliyen and his friends, Keenan Collins, Ellen and others, discovered how bad disposable plastic bags can be on our environment and specifically our oceans. Consequently they worked with local towns in Oregon and Washington to voluntarily stop using plastic bags and instead use reuseable bags, backpacks or very large pockets. Hopefully stopping the use of plastic bags also helped people start to think about reducing their use of all sorts of 'use and toss' containers and bags. pile of plastic bags
If kids in every community worked to voluntarily stop the use of disposable plastic bags, we would save the environment and ocean from millions of plastic bags! As a fellow kid, or along with your organization, you can help. Please contact us if you would like to help in making your town free of plastic bags.
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super hero VIDEOS:
'Paddle to the Sea'- The story that inspired our desire to paddle.

Watch 'SuperHero'- Ganymede the Waterkeeper motion video - World's Greatest Environmental Superhero!
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Read 'The Word'- Visit to read what other kids are doing in their community to protect the environment and reduce the use of 'use and toss' containers and bags.

Check out the story just to our left on the page to learn how Juliyen and his friends are working with towns to stop using disposible plastic bags. You can too!
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Water LifeWaterAid LearnZone - Here you will find a wealth of teaching and learning resources for use in the classroom, home or elsewhere.

Water Games - Site includes an arcade of learning based games and the new game WaterLife: This game is based on the ecosystem of a United States west coast estuary and follows a human, Valerie as she encounters Oscar the sea otter, and the Claminator. The friends are challenged to learn about the factors that produce healthy estuaries, food webs, and why estuaries are essential to ocean life and to humans.

Watershed Game- Water...we all depend on it for survival. But water is a scarce resource—only one percent of all water on earth is freshwater! How can we keep this water pure and fresh?

Water Life Manatee Games- Do you have what it takes to build a manatee, guide a mother and calf to safe shelter, or identify manatees by their scar patterns? Play the manatee games below and find out. You'll have fun and learn about manatees at the same time.
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moccasins NATIVE PEOPLES:
Legend of the Lost Salmon-Yakima- This story is about when the people ignored the directions of the Creator about caring for the salmon, and the salmon disappeared.

Native American Games and Info- is an organization working to preserve and promote American Indian languages. This "Facts For Kids" section is designed to provide simple online information about American Indians in an easy-to-read question and answer format. We encourage kids, to look through our information on American Indian tribes to get the best feel for the cultures they are studying.
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girl with couple KidsStuff - Projects, art and Experiments to involve kids and students with environmental protection.

River of Words Project- Connects kids and their communities to their watersheds and imaginations through poetry & art.
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As a KID: You can ask your class, a group of friends or your family to clean up a beach, pond, stream or river in your area. Look for watershed groups in your area. Clean ups are fun when you have games and a BBQ.

As a CLUB or ORGANIZATION: Stream or Beach cleanups and restoration are a great activity to unite your club. It is also a great way to connect with your community. Combine it with some paddling or outdoor related sport.

As a BUSINESS: Retailers, Outfitters and local Banks can benefit from getting involved with local watershed groups to better connect with your community and build business. Provide in-kind supplies, or volunteer your employees for a team building event.

For more information: contact me , (Juliyen)
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