After the traditional in-class and field study trip, teachers participating in the Greenway Environmental Education Program may register their students for an optional stewardship extension day to take their students on a community service experience to further enrich their hands-on experience. Teachers can choose to remove invasive plants, work in the native tree nursery or plant trees.
A group of students from Alcott Elementary School learned that it takes teamwork to remove the pesky blackberry bushes at Pickering Creek.
Brighton Elementary School students pulled invasive 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.