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Saving baby trees

Saving baby trees

Dear Ms. Kentch, Thank you for letting us go on our second field trip to Mountains to Sound. It felt so good helping the environment and saving baby trees. I thought it was amazing finding seeds of a beaked hazelnut and helping it stay alive. Our presentation was fun because we got to explain to

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Education about the natural world brings people together

Education about the natural world brings people together

A quick drive over snowy Snoqualmie Pass, fueled by coffee and talk of hiking, adventuring, and fun jobs, landed Greenway representatives in Ellensburg. Teacher Ali Parizer, Intern Noah Pylvainen and Education Program Manager Sally Kentch staffed a Greenway booth at the e3 Winter Fair, organized by Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) to celebrate the 3

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Fifth Grader Feedback

Fifth Grader Feedback

In late October, Valhalla Elementary students traveled to Tiger Mountain for a field study trip with educators from the Greenway Trust. The focus of our study was “What makes a healthy forest/stream environment for salmon?” Students measured water quality, mapped the riparian zone, counted macro invertebrates and had an opportunity to explore the forest. We

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Let’s Talk Biosolids!

Let’s Talk Biosolids!

Recently we have been learning about biosolids- how they are made and where they are used. After the heavy organic solids (mostly human and food waste) are strained from sewage, they are composted with bacteria for about a month to remove pathogens. About half of these biosolids are then trucked off to commercial forests and

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What would you notice?

What would you notice?

Imagine walking through the forest with your eyes at the level of your knees. What would you notice? On a sunny morning, would it feel like you were swimming in shades of green with pools of light illuminating your path? Maybe if you were a toddler. The Greenway Education Program offered a family nature walk

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The Perfect Teaching Moment

The Perfect Teaching Moment

Perfection is a difficult thing to achieve. I usually only see it while watching Olympic performances or admiring a flower.  But this past week, Clark Elementary students from Issaquah opened the door a little wider for me when we were on a field study trip to Cybil Madeline Park. Teacher Tracey Guillen’s 4thgrade class had

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Bringing the Greenway to Russia

Bringing the Greenway to Russia

In July, I had the good fortune to travel to the Russian Far East with Tony Allison, Greenway Environmental Educator and Patrick Mulligan, University of Washington Arboretum Education Manger.  We started our ten day trip in Vladivostok which is located north of Korea.  Tony received a grant from the Walter Pereyra Foundation which sponsored our

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