Monthly Update – March 2023

Student GREEN Congress participants take a picture with the Evergreen State College mascot, Speedy!

For the first time since 2019, this past month featured our favorite in-person event of the year – Student GREEN Congress! After months of water quality testing and preparation, students from three different watershed programs (South Sound GREEN, Nisqually River Education Project, and Chehalis Basin Education Consortium) came together at the Evergreen State College campus to share their water quality data and participate in a wide variety of community partner-hosted workshops. And to kick off our 30th Student GREEN Congress event, we had an original water quality themed keynote performance by local clowns and puppeteers! All in all, over 400 students and over 80 volunteers participated in Student GREEN Congress and we couldn’t have been happier with how the day went!

With the weather getting nicer, SSG will be transitioning to nearshore field trips in the coming months. Students will be coming out to local beaches to learn about the creatures that live in the nearshore and intertidal zone, and as always we’ll be joined by lots of our favorite community partners. If you’d like to volunteer to help out with our field trips this spring, please reach out to Sam at snadell@thurstoncd.com.