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Sep 04

Updates from our Environmental Education Team

Posted on September 4, 2019 at 8:40 AM by Allan Warren

EE Photo4th grade students visited Morse Wildlife Preserve with our Environmental Education team earlier this summer to learn about prairies and wetlands and help our partners at Forterra with restoration at this critical site.

SUMMER PROGRAMS KEEP THE LEARNING GOING

Learning doesn’t end with the school year, so our EE program has been hard at work this summer. In addition to hosting two summer day camps in the Salishan neighborhood, we visited partner camps throughout the summer months. We made stops at the Tacoma Nature Center for a salmon lesson, looked at aquatic insects at Bradley Lake Park with a Pierce College camp, and visited Truman Middle School for some science activities as part of their summer learning academy.

Interested in reserving a program for your group? Contact our Environmental Education team: ChrisT@piercecd.org or (253) 845 -9770 ext. 112

ENVIROTHON WINNERS ADVANCE

After winning the South Sound regional Envirothon competition, Tacoma’s Science and Math Institute team traveled to Carnation for the state event in May. Teams from around the state gathered to test their wits against the best our state has to offer. In the end, Ingraham High School from Seattle took home first place and the right to represent Washington at the North American competition in North Carolina in July. Envirothon represents a unique opportunity for high schoolers to learn more about the environment and natural resources. Conservation Districts from around the country play an important role in hosting these competitions, while also showcasing a variety of career options for these environmentally conscious youth.

Soil Poster Contest iconSOIL POSTER CONTEST

Do you know a student artist who is also into science? PCD is participating in the NACD soil poster contest, available to K-12 youth. This current theme is “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper.” It has been a fun add-on to our soil lessons that we have delivered to local schools. For more information on the poster contest, or to schedule a program with our education team, visit our Environmental Education Page.