The Mountains to Sound Greenway Education Program offers five curriculums for 4th-12th grade students in King County:
Inspects the impact of invasive plants on the landscape. Students identify native and invasive plants found in Pacific Northwest forests in preparation for a stewardship event. At the stewardship event students may remove invasive plant species, plant native trees and shrubs, or work in our native plant nursery.
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Focuses on stream/forest ecology and the life cycle of salmon. Students complete a mock stream survey in the classroom in preparation to do a real stream survey on the field study trip. Participants analyze the riparian zone, look for macro-invertebrates, test water quality and evaluate the stream channel. Teams of students present their results.
Inspires dialogue between students. Students are encouraged to answer the question: What is the best way to use the remaining forest lands that border urban areas? Students are divided into groups and after completing a hands-on activity engage in presentations to advocate their views.
Evaluates the biodiversity of Lake Sammamish State Park through hands-on field observation and data collection. In general, the greater the biodiversity in an ecosystem, the more resilient that ecosystem is to changes in environmental conditions.