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Heritage and History Month Activivities

WSU’s campuses are on ceded land belonging to the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people, traditional Cowlitz lands, traditional lands of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, and historical Spokane Tribe lands. This story was written on land belonging to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.


November is a great time to honor historical figures and Native American scientists changing the world right now.

I talked about this with Sara Mills, a Prevention Science graduate student at Washington State University. She’s a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes.

Mills’ research centers Native American student voices. She wants to figure out what makes those students feel like they belong.

“Representation is huge,” she said. “If you can see yourself in these spaces, then you’re more willing to put yourself out there and be in those spaces. I met Native American faculty right away when I got to WSU. I don’t know if I would have been able to visualize myself here if I hadn’t.”

Read the full story here or download the PDF below. Check out the bios and STEM activities to explore the kinds of science that Native American scientists did in the past and are doing today.

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Virtual Backgrounds

Add a little science to your next virtual meeting or distance learning lesson.



Poster image

Share your love for science and add a poster to the wall at home, school, the library or the laboratory


Coloring Sheets

Grab some crayons and add some color to these pages. Do you want to share your work? Ask a parent or teacher to send a photo to


Field Guide


Field Guide Cover
Every explorer needs a field guide. Scientists use field guides to take notes as they explore the natural world. How will you fill up the pages?