I have an opportunity for environmental educators! See below:

We are currently seeking community volunteers for our partnership with Pacific Education Institute’s (PEI) FieldSTEM program in Shelton. Capitol Land Trust PEI are working with 7th graders at Olympic Middle School in Shelton to deliver lessons meant to compliment their classroom studies on the natural world. Visit our Environmental Education web page to find out more about this program.

Volunteers attend a training and sign up for at least one student field day (a Tuesday and Wednesday in October and a Tues/Wed in March) as a “lead” or “assist” role. These roles work together to deliver impactful lessons to the students. Topics include freshwater macroinvertebrates, stream flow/sediment/salmon, tidal life, and the impact of salinity on vegetation. The next student field days are Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28.

Our next training session is Friday, March 2 2018 from 10:30 AM – 2 PM at the Lacey Timberland Library. This serves as an orientation for new volunteers and prepares you to sign up for “assist” roles. It also serves as a refresher and update for current volunteers. Of course, an “assist” role in no way impeded you from inputting your knowledge into the activities! This is a great opportunity to learn more about our education program and see if it’s something you’d like to be involved in.

Let me know if this is something you may be interested in, if you have any questions or would like to sign up for the training/orientation!


Mary Birchem

AmeriCorps Restoration Coordinator

Capitol Land Trust

4405 7th Ave SE Ste 306 | Lacey, WA 98503

360.943.3012 ext. 1463  | CapitolLandTrust.org

Connecting People, Conserving Land