Monthly Update – February 2022

Students from Salish Middle School investigate benthic macroinvertebrates.

The days are getting longer, the sun has been shining, and South Sound GREEN is busier than ever! Most schools are still unable to take students on field trips, so instead we’ve been bringing the field trips to the students. Throughout February, we’ve brought water quality testing and benthic macroinvertebrates to schools all over Thurston county, reaching hundreds of students of all ages in the process. As always, these programs wouldn’t be possible without our amazing community partners – thanks Nisqually River Education Project and Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge!

Now that we’re in March, it means that Student GREEN Congress is right around the corner! Once again this event will be virtual, and this year we have the Chehalis Basin Education Consortium joining us for the first time! Teachers have been registering to participate in our State of the Rivers Story Map, as well as signing up for our numerous community partner-led workshops! This all leads to our keynote event featuring Long Live the Kings and their Survive the Salmon game. We’re so excited for our 29th annual Congress! Stay tuned for more SSG programs, and hopefully the return of field trips by the end of this school year!