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Friends of Netarts Bay


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


Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Geography

Resource Type

  • Videos, 4 minutes, 15 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

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


YouTube Video

Conoce Tu Bahía: Nestucca

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  • This Spanish-language video teaches students about the ecosystem and geography in Nestucca Bay on the coast of Oregon.
  • Students learn about the impact of tides, estuaries, and changing seasons on the area.
  • This video is one of a series of videos introducing students to the coast of Oregon.
Teaching Tips


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

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teachers and students need access to the internet.
  • Teachers should know that the subtitles do not always have an exact translation.
  • Because the vocabulary is rigorous, a definition list will be helpful.  Students can also complete a fill-in-the-blank vocabulary assignment while watching and pausing the video.


  • This information will be helpful in a Science class with a lesson about tides and their effects on bays and estuaries.
  • The term "wildlife refuge" is mentioned and defined so an English teacher can have students research the types of animals found in Pacific Northwest wildlife refuges.
  •  This video can enhance prior lessons about ecosystems and habitats.
  • The lesson can be used for climate change education by connecting it to the issue of rising sea levels and the effects on wildlife in and near the sea.
Scientist Notes
This resource video is a primer on Nestucca Bay in Oregon. The information is accurate, and sources are provided. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • 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.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.6.K-2 Identify some cultural and environmental characteristics of specific places.
      • D2.Geo.2.3-5 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their environmental characteristics.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.2 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
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