K-12 Youth Engagement

The goal of this new initiative was to share the film-makers’ testimonials about our ancestors as well as their visions for future generations and to hear the new generations’ voices. We want to inspire our youth and hear what they have to say!

Students were invited to watch the Salish Sea Films and submit work in one or more of four different categories: photo, drawing, short poem (max. 500 words) and short narrative (max. 500 words). The works showcased below will be available until December 2022.

To help guide your classroom discussions, conference organizers developed this Film Discussion Guide for Educators

Mrs. Timm’s Class

Grades 3 & 4, ELD Online Learning Academy: Drawings, Poetry, and Narrative
Forest Grove, OR

Ms. Auman’s Class

Grade 5, La Conner Elementary: Drawings
La Conner, WA

Additional Submissions


  1. Educators / Parents / Guardians: Complete the form using the link below
  2. Upon completion of the submssion form, follow upload instructions using the following naming format: School Name, State / Province / Tribal Affiliation, Student’s First and Last Insitials (no full names, please)
  3. Questions? Please email ssec@wwu.edu