After the traditional in-class and field study trip, teachers participating in the Greenway Education Program may register their students for an optional stewardship extension day to take their students on a community service experience that further enriches their hands-on experience. Depending on the season, students will remove invasive plants, work in the native tree nursery or plant trees and shrubs.
A group of students from Alcott Elementary School learned that it takes teamwork to remove the pesky Himalayan blackberry bushes at Pickering Creek.
Brighton Elementary School students pulled invasive Himalayan blackberry weeds from Lake Sammamish State Park.
Terminal Park Elementary School students remove invasive blackberry from Lake Sammamish State Park.
A student from Gatewood Elementary School shows off his hard work while helping care for native trees and shrubs in the Mountains to Sound Greenway tree nursery.
These Riverview Learning Center students learned first-hand the importance of wearing appropriate footwear when planting trees in the fall.
This high school student from Riverview Learning Center is proud of how many native trees and shrubs he and his classmates planted.