Monthly Update: May 2022

Students from Boston Harbor Elementary play CRAB-O and explore Burfoot Park for critters.

For the first time in too long, our schedule has been packed with in-person field trips! We’ve been having a great time out at local Thurston County beaches for nearshore programs with Olympia, North Thurston, and Tumwater students. Some of these students are participating in their first field trip in the past three years, while some of our third grade students have been joining us for their first field trip ever! And what better way to get back into field trips than by exploring the beach environment for crabs and other critters!

We were also thrilled to help out with Eye On Nature programs at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge this month. Along with partners and founders Nisqually River Education Project and Nisqually Reach Nature Center, we tagged along to help guide students through the Refuge and identify native plants and animals. Simply put, being outdoors is the best way to learn about your local environment!

Coming up in June is our Summer Institute for Teachers, one of our favorite professional development event. If you are a South Sound GREEN teacher interested in attending, please let us know by emailing Stephanie at sbishop@thurstoncd.com.