Education

Salmon Viewing in the Greenway

Salmon Viewing in the Greenway

Information from King County Salmon SEEson Press Release Pacific salmon – including sockeye, Chinook, coho, pink and chum – have begun the journey from the open ocean to their birthplaces in King County streams and rivers that feed into Puget Sound. Kokanee, landlocked sockeye salmon that spend their entire lives in the Lake Sammamish watershed,

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Nature Helps to Steward Us Too

Nature Helps to Steward Us Too

Like many folks who call the Greenway home, green spaces like parks and forests have always been a source of happiness for me. Whether it was going to Mercer Island when I was young to play alongside Lake Washington at Luther Burbank Park (whose cool cement-and-metal playground served as the perfect pretend submarine) or hiking

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A Plea for a Respectful Return

A Plea for a Respectful Return

While many of us are sheltering in place, we have been giving a much needed break to wildlife in the Greenway.  Although we all miss and need nature in our life, nature probably hasn’t missed us  — our noise, our carbon emissions, our trash, our too many footprints penetrating deeper into the forests and mountains,

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Control in the Midst of Chaos

Control in the Midst of Chaos

The school year is over, sports seasons are done, seniors will not get a prom, and spring break plans are cancelled. Millions are unemployed, the DOW just dropped another thousand points, and children wonder where their next meal will come from. When will I see my teachers again? My friends? When will people get their

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Environmental Education Lessons from Russia

Environmental Education Lessons from Russia

Here at the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, we believe that outdoor learning experiences foster teamwork, nurture the imagination, increase students’ sense of ownership over their learning, and instill a conservation ethic. For more than two decades, we have been engaging 4th-12th grade students in King County with high-quality, science-based outdoor learning opportunities. Our Education

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Lessons from Tiger Mountain

Lessons from Tiger Mountain

Just off exit 20 on Interstate-90, a Tiger sleeps. And on a cold-wet day in fall, students stand in a circle at the base of the Tiger’s tail, listening to the sounds that fill the forest. I smile at the silent mouths, closed eyes, and attentive ears of the students. “We hear the sound of

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Ditch Textbooks, Throw on Lab Coats

Ditch Textbooks, Throw on Lab Coats

We live in a world that is constantly changing; constantly forcing us to advance our understanding of it in order to advance our societies. With desperate need for technological advancements and threats as deadly as global warming, learning to understand and acknowledge science has never been more important. And like most everything, it starts with

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