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May 29

Environmental Education Updates

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 12:49 PM by Allan Warren

Water Festival2018 Children’s Water Festival
In what seems like the blink of an eye, the 2018 Children’s Water Festival has come and gone. With nearly 700 5th graders in attendance, the University of Puget Sound was abuzz with learning and excitement on March 13 during the Festival, now in its 15th year. Students observed marine life up close, participated in modeling activities, and worked alongside resource experts and environmental educators. Pierce Conservation District is proud to support an event that features so many valuable partners and volunteers (over 120 of them!) that come together to provide such a memorable experience for these students. Be sure to check out the Environmental Education page on our website to see pictures from the event. We hope you will join us for the 2019 Festival!

To schedule a program with our Environmental Education team, please contact Chris or visit our website:
christ@piercecd.org
www.piercecd.org

2018 Spring Eco-CampSalishan ECO Camp
Our Environmental Education team has been busy this spring as schools and youth groups participate in programs and field trips. One new and exciting feature of our program was a Spring Break camp in partnership with the Tacoma Housing Authority and Salishan Association. Together, we hosted a 3-day science and nature camp for local youth. As part of the camp, the kids explored Swan Creek Park, created native plant seed pods, and constructed DIY bird feeders out of recycled bottles. The Tacoma Nature Center also joined in, hosting nature walks for the kids as they learned about plant and animal life in the nearby park. After three days of fun and learning, the kids shared their accomplishments with their friends and family with a youth-led presentation on the final day. The camp was a fun way to encourage youth to connect to our environment, and showed that you don’t have to go far to appreciate our natural surroundings.


The Fair is Coming to Town
The Washington State Fair returns to the Puyallup Fairgrounds starting August 31. As a longtime member of the Northwest Outdoors Building, PCD always looks forward to this outreach opportunity as people flock to Puyallup for the rides, games and attractions that go with the Fair. Once again we’ll be in the NWOB, surrounded by youth fishing demonstrations, wildlife exhibits, and outdoor recreation exhibits.

To volunteer at the PCD booth at the Fair, please contact Chris at christ@piercecd.org or (253) 845-9770 x 112.