Lost and (Puget) Sound:
How We Followed the Rain and Found Our Voice

The 26-minute cinematic feature follows three teens who lose a key down a storm drain. In their search for the key they learn about stormwater pollution in Puget Sound and they discover they can do something about it. The film was produced for Seattle Public Utilities by Ijo Arts Media Group (ijoarts.com) and directed by Bogdan Darev. Lost and (Puget) Sound (view the movie on Vimeo) through a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to the City of Seattle. Project partners include Seattle Public Schools, Everett Public Schools and the City of Tacoma

The Video and lessons were designed in cooperation with stormwater outreach professionals and local school district science resource staff to educate and inspire behavior changes to prevent pollution and to complement existing mainstream science curriculum. The package is appropriate for a standalone element or to add local connections to several common elementary and middle school science kits including Landforms, Land and Water, Ecosystems, Solutions & Pollution and provides applied context for Salmon in the Schools.

View the movie on Vimeo: Lost and (Puget) Sound.

Movie Presentation Tools
Helpful Graphics and Maps to Support the Video

• Where does Rain in Seattle Go? (Acrobat.pdf)
• Miscellaneous Helpful Graphics (PowerPoint.ppt)
• Optimal Temperature Ranges for Aquatic Life (*.JPG)
• Pervious/Impervious and Puget Sound Tree Cover (PowerPoint.ppt) (Acrobat.pdf)
• Puget Sound Watershed image (Acrobat.pdf)
• What’s a Watershed? (*.JPG)
• Where Does the Water Go? (Acrobat.pdf)

Service Learning Activities
Sample Posters

• PSSH Car wash (*.JPG)
• PSSH Dog Poop (*.JPG)
• PSSH I Drip (Acrobat.pdf)
• PSSH I Grow (*.JPG)
• Water Quality Poster: Leaking Oil (*.JPG)
• Water Quality Poster: Pets (*.JPG)
• Water Quality Poster: Car wash (*.JPG)
• Water Quality Poster: Yard Fertilization (*.JPG)

View the movie on Vimeo: Lost and (Puget) Sound.

The entire package is available on DVD for distribution. For more information:

Beth Miller
Seattle Public Utilities
Protect Our Waters