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Fall Field Trips: Catching Up with the Land Trust’s Youth Education Programs

Over the past decade, Jefferson Land Trust’s youth educational programming has reached thousands of East Jefferson County students with field-based, localized learning experiences on our nature preserves. We provide field trips at no cost to schools, and strive to be responsive to the needs of individual schools, grades, and classrooms with a variety of offerings. […]

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New Elementary School Bird Education Program Takes Learning to New Heights

Over the 2021-22 school year, Jefferson Land Trust expanded our youth education programming with an exciting new year-long bird project with three third-grade classes and two multi-age OPEPO (OPtional Education PrOgram) class of second, third, fourth, and fifth graders at Salish Coast Elementary School in Port Townsend. Birds are not only interesting and iconic, they’re […]

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“Salmon School! What Will Happen Next?”: An Audiobook from Salish Coast Elementary First Graders

“Salmon School! What Will Happen Next?” is an audiobook by Ms. Stengel’s 2020-21 first grade class at Salish Coast Elementary. Inspired by their year-long project of raising salmon eggs (roe) in the classroom for eventual release into Chimacum Creek at Illahee Preserve, the story is about a student named Sam who finds himself transformed into […]

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Youth Corps 2017

Five high school students spent their spring break working hard and learning about land stewardship in a stint as the Land Trust Youth Corps crew.

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