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Central Puget Sound Chapter: Education Committee

   Chapter Information         

Fresh water, fresh air, wildlife habitat all would not exist without our native plants. Our chapter mission is to promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and habitats. The education committee does this by outreach to the community at large and to our members.

The Education Committee is responsible for:

  • Updating education kits available to elementary school teachers.
  • Staffing the education booth at events like the Pacific Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Issaquah Salmon Days and many more events.
  • Establish and maintain presentations to public groups on topics such as "Gardening with Native Plants," "Identifying Native Plants," "Native Plants for Wildlife."

We have recently designed a new education display. We are currently looking for people to:

  •     Update our public presentations and convert them to Power Point presentations.
  •     Create a handout for elementary school children and their parents.
  •     Look for new ways to involve our membership and the public.

Connect with other environmental groups and share the WNPS mission by participating in one of  these events:

Wildlife in the City (Seattle)
Saturday, May 6 10:00am - 6:00pm (3-hour shifts)
Pacific Science Center - 200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
This is a family-friendly event sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. We will be providing information and handouts for adults, as well as a hands-on activity for children. We hope to divide this opportunity into 3-hour shifts depending on how many volunteers we have. Consider recruiting a friend to help on your shift.

Backyard Wildlife Festival at the Tukwila Community Center (Tukwila)
Saturday, May 13 10:00am - 3:00pm (3 ½ hour shifts)
Tukwila Community Center - 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168
This is a family-friendly event. A simple craft or planting activity will be provided. Includes canopy and booth set-up (9:00am - 10:00am) and take-down (3:00pm - 4:00pm).  Consider recruiting a friend to help on your shift.

Bellevue Botanical Garden 25th Anniversary Celebration (Bellevue)
Saturday, June 10 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Bellevue Botanical Garden - 12001 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005

Please contact Franja Bryant at franjabryant@hotmail.com for details pn these programs or for information on joining the education committee


Updated: April 25, 2017
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