At JHS, the AP Environmental Science and Environmental Systems Design classes have the opportunity to participate in a field trip to Olympic National Park on February 20 - February 22, 2019. Students will get to see and learn about the removal of the controversial Elwha dam. Highly experienced outdoor educators will teach students about native plant and animal species they will find throughout Olympic National Park, as well as support students in conducting their own watershed field research project. This experience suffices the requirements for CTE credit (Career and Technical Education) and supports our course curriculum in water quality, water resources, water pollution, habitat restoration, forest ecology, nutrient cycling, and natural resources management.
Students will be staying in cabins adjacent to Lake Crescent. You can read all about the facility and their programs on the NatureBridge website and using the following links:
- The program we will be using
- A sample itinerary
- Information on food, lodging, and safety precautions
- Curricula offered by NatureBridge
Students will need to bring their own bed linens (pillow & sleeping bag are suggested) as well as clothing for February weather conditions. Students should expect to be outside during the daylight hours, rain or shine. A waterproof or water resistant outer layer is a must, as well as appropriate footwear. Hiking boots/shoes are ideal for keeping feet warm and dry - and not brand new ones! Walking for hours in brand new hiking shoes will not make for an enjoyable experience. Students who want to attend but don't have the necessary outdoor wear should talk to their teacher about borrowing extras. We can help! Clothing shouldn't restrict a student from going.
The cost of the trip per student is $240 and includes all meals and snacks from the time of arrival around noon on February 20 and until leaving around noon on February 22 (returning to JHS around 3 PM). The fee can be paid at the ASB Office (checks made out to JHS). It is first come, first serve. A spot is secured by submitting all field trip paperwork to the teacher and paying the fee at the ASB Office.
The field trip paperwork that must be submitted to your student’s teacher is attached in the packet that was sent home. It is due no later than 2:30 PM on 25 January 2019:
- Pre-arranged Absence form
- Informed Consent form for Everett Public Schools
- Registration & Health Screen form for NatureBridge
- Student Behavior Contract for NatureBridge
There will be an alternative assignment for students who are unable to attend the field trip. If you are interested in chaperoning the field trip, please let your student’s teacher know by 19 January. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.
We look forward to this adventure!
Meghan Emery MEmery@everettsd.org
Laura Nelson LNelson@everettsd.org
Gail Walters GWalters@everettsd.org