Monthly Update: April 2021

Stephanie demonstrating how to use a dichotomous key to a group of students from Olympic View Elementary.

After over a year away from in-person teaching, South Sound GREEN resumed classroom lessons this month! Fully vaccinated and eager for face-to-face education opportunities, we were thrilled to be able to provide hands-on benthic macroinvertebrate (or “stream bug”!) lessons for students at Olympic View Elementary and Tumwater High. Adapting to new, hybrid class models was certainly a challenge, but one we felt comfortable taking on after seeing some of our fabulous teacher partners leading the way. We also continued to offer engaging virtual programming for other classes, bringing the excitement of stream bugs under a microscope to the big screen.

But we’re not stopping there! Keep an eye out for information about our new Nearshore Field Experience offerings over the next few weeks. We may not be able to take students to the beaches yet, but we can certainly bring the beaches to the students! And if you’re a teacher or if you know a teacher, please spread the word about South Sound GREEN’s programming! We are always on the lookout for new teachers to participate in our sessions. Questions? Send an email to Sam at snadell@thurstoncd.com.