Northwest Natural Resource Group

Northwest Natural Resource Group is partnering the Highline School District’s Waskowitz Outdoor Education Center (also known as Camp Waskowitz) to create a new interactive curriculum on ecological forestry tied to the Center’s new forest stewardship plan and a thinning harvest occurring at the Center this spring. An estimated 2,700 students participate in Camp Waskowitz every year.

Their project includes six components: new curricular materials for middle schoolers, curricular materials for high schoolers, guidance documents for teachers and staff, a forest regeneration study with students, public display information about the forest, and a self-guided interpretive forest walk for all ages. The project will help deepen the connection to the forested hinterlands of the Salish Sea watershed felt by students from this densely urban school district where 70 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Project Status: In Progress

Community Education Grant