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Explore Our Earth

We’re excited about our collaboration with the Seattle Opera and the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra on an opera trilogy, Our Earth, created for younger opera-goers and nature lovers.

Our Earth
 tells a story of local animals and people in Puget Sound—and an ecosystem in danger.  Heron and the Salmon Girl begins when wild salmon fail to return to the sea one spring. Animals such as Orca, Heron, Turtle and a fisherman embark on a journey upriver to find the missing fish. Later on in the trilogy, our characters continue their quest into a river valley and all the way up atop a forested mountain. Our Earth celebrates Puget Sound and the animals and people who make it so great. 

Nature Conservancy salmon scientist, James Schroeder helped inform the opera story by sharing expert information about the salmon life cycle and what they need to thrive. 

Your support helps us work to reduce toxic runoff, protect and restore our most important rivers and shorelines, and keep water clean so it supports fisheries, farming and wildlife like the opera characters. 

Here’s a chance to explore some fun facts, videos and photos- all about Puget Sound.

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