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Friends of Netarts Bay


K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - West, Oregon, Oregon Coast


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Conoce Tu Bahía: Netarts

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  • This Spanish-language video teaches students about a coastal Oregon bay, the animals in the area, and their importance to our environment.
  • Students learn about the impact of tides, estuaries, and changing seasons on the area's ecosystem.
  • This video is one of a series of videos introducing students to bays on the coast of Oregon.
Teaching Tips


  • The animation, enthusiastic narration, and bright visuals will keep students' attention.
  • The video uses maps and examples to help students comprehend the layout of the bay in relation to rivers, streams, and the ocean.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teachers and students need access to the internet.
  • Teachers should know that closed captioning is not available.
  • This video doesn't have English subtitles, but there is an English version of the video.


  •  This video can enhance prior lessons about ecosystems, habitats, and aquaculture.
  • Teachers can make connections to climate change education by discussing the issue of rising sea levels and the effects on wildlife in and near the sea.
  • Science teachers can use this video as an example of people using scientific knowledge to protect animals and maintain biodiversity.
  • Language arts teachers can pair this video with a project where students write informative pieces about local watersheds.
Scientist Notes

The information provided in the video explains in detail how streams enter the bay, interact with ocean tides to create an estuary, and then become home to a variety of animals that inhabit the surroundings of the bay. It is suggested that teachers use this resource.


This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
      • SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • Science
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • 2-ESS2-2. Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.
      • 4-ESS2-2. Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
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