Survival as a Game of Chance

Learn about how the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens affected the landscape! Think about how the animals living at Mount St. Helens experienced the 1980 eruption. How did certain animals help the land around the volcano recover?

Grades: K-5 (learners of all ages are welcome!)



  1. You will need: blank paper and drawing supplies.
  2. You can print this color-by-numbers eruption zone worksheet but it is not necessary.
  3. Click on the YouTube video below to join us for an activity.
  4. Complete a weekly challenge (or both) at home or in your neighborhood.
  5. Use the form at the bottom of this page to..
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  • Send us photos, videos, or your other creations!

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