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Aug 31

Summer Learning

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 9:43 AM by Allan Warren

Salishan Eco CampThe school year may have ended in June, but our EE program kept quite busy during the summer with science and nature camps, visits to Boys and Girls Clubs, and planning for the upcoming school year.

Some highlights of the summer included: 
  • Salishan Environmental Justice Camp - Campers aged 11-14 explored local environmental issues, visited the neighborhood community garden, and hiked up Swan Creek Park to test water quality and look at life in the stream. 
  • Salishan Junior Scientist Camp - In the camp for kids age 7-10, we learned about the importance of water resources and aquatic habitats, enjoyed a visit from Tacoma’s Environmental Services vehicles like PCD’s Chris Towe maneuvers a tractor with a mower attachment through a wall of blackberries near South Prairie Creek. Having the right tools can make quick work of what might otherwise seem a very daunting task! vactor trucks and sweepers, and visited Titlow Park to see marine animals. 
  • Hatchery day camps - Campers from the Graham Kapowsin Community Council and Tacoma Nature Center visited the Puyallup Hatchery to learn about salmon, their habitat, and what role the hatchery plays. 
  • Boys and Girls Club visits - We paid a visit to a Tacoma Boys and Girls Club for a summer water program, covering ways we use water, its importance in our lives, and ways we can protect from becoming polluted.
?Contact:
To schedule an environmental education program for your group, contact Chris Towe: christ@piercecd.org