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
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
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
You are volunteering with the Greenway, and you just planted your first Douglas Fir tree. It’s only about 2 feet tall. You can’t help but admire its plume-like branches, vibrant green needles, and rich woody smell. It’s so small that you can’t even imagine how it could become one of the huge evergreen trees you
Aspiring local students rolled up their sleeves this summer and learned how they can make a lifelong impact as the next generation of environmental leaders. For a special project, the interns collaborated with a local artist, Amanda Jorgensen, on a beautiful wall mural captured in this time lapse.
All mushrooms are not created equal. Many of the foraged variety, in fact, can turn out to be quite toxic to the untrained eye. Identifying what could be a tree oyster growing on a stump or an imposter that looks just too good to be true, is a honed skill. The mysteriousness that shrouds mushrooms
Goodbye, potholes. The High Point Trailhead on Tiger Mountain just got some well-deserved TLC. Freshly paved and striped, and with a turnaround for buses, this popular trailhead is more accessible than ever.
A new YMCA summer camp combines adventure, service and fun, as teens rock climb, mountain bike, and sea kayak across the Greenway.
This summer, the Greenway Trust teamed up with the Pacific Science Center to bring science to life with our new “Searching for Sasquatch” summer camp. We used the search for mystical creatures like Sasquatch to spark students' curiosity about the world around them.
Farms are one of our region’s best classrooms. Two local Snoqualmie Valley schools are piloting a new on-the-ground educational program called ‘Farming the Future,’ where students spend one Friday a month at a local farm, engaged in hands-on science learning that incorporates local ecology and sustainable agriculture.