Island Stewards FHES Partnership and Experts in the Classroom

posted Aug 23, 2012, 8:48 PM by   [ updated Aug 23, 2012, 8:50 PM ]
San Juan Island National Park Service

Creeping critters, dazzling sunshine, refreshing breezes (with one tent toppling gust), and enthusiastic minds converged this week to create a brainstorming workshop that generated exhilarating outcomes. I was fortunate to be a member of this dynamic gathering hosted by the San Juan Island National Park Service.  Follow the link above to find out more about the Park’s Island Stewards program that will be taking youth out of the classroom and into the field to participate in project based learning with our local environmental experts. The 6th graders will design and host a website to share their experiences and findings with their local and global communities. Our first field trip will be at the end of September. Click here if you are a family member and would like to help chaperone our field trip. 

Wings and Claws—Roots and Shoots. To help us build background for our Island Steward adventures as well as our trek around Mountain School in October, education coordinators and scientists, Shona AitKen from Wolf Hollow, and Fiona Norris from the San Juan Nature Institute will be joining us in the classroom in September as part of our experts from the field project. Stay tuned for workshop dates if you would like to join us on our mind-expanding events.