Posted on September 4, 2019 at 8:40 AM by Allan Warren
4th grade students visited Morse Wildlife Preserve with our Environmental Education team earlier this summer to learn about prairies and wetlands and help our partners at Forterra with restoration at this critical site.
ENVIROTHON WINNERS ADVANCE
SUMMER PROGRAMS KEEP THE
Learning doesn’t end with the school year, so our EE
program has been hard at work this summer. In addition
to hosting two summer day camps in the Salishan
neighborhood, we visited partner camps throughout the
summer months. We made stops at the Tacoma Nature
Center for a salmon lesson, looked at aquatic insects at
Bradley Lake Park with a Pierce College camp, and visited
Truman Middle School for some science activities as part
of their summer learning academy.
Interested in reserving a program for your group?
Contact our Environmental Education team:
ChrisT@piercecd.org or (253) 845 -9770 ext. 112
After winning the South Sound regional Envirothon
competition, Tacoma’s Science and Math Institute team
traveled to Carnation for the state event in May. Teams
from around the state gathered to test their wits against
the best our state has to offer. In the end, Ingraham High
School from Seattle took home first place and the right to
represent Washington at the North American competition
in North Carolina in July.
Envirothon represents a unique opportunity for high
schoolers to learn more about the environment and natural
resources. Conservation Districts from around the country
play an important role in hosting these competitions,
while also showcasing a variety of career options for these
environmentally conscious youth.
SOIL POSTER CONTEST
Do you know a student artist who is also into science? PCD
is participating in the NACD soil poster contest, available
to K-12 youth. This current theme is “Life in the Soil: Dig
Deeper.” It has been a fun add-on to our soil lessons that we
have delivered to local schools.
For more information on the poster contest, or to schedule
a program with our education team, visit our Environmental Education Page