Saturday, October 24, 2009

Davis Field Trip

Photos aren't allowed inside the Chimpanze Human Communication Institute, but Chris demonstrates how to use body language to show the chimps that we are not threatening.

Davis High School visits CWU

Shawn and Kori explored the wild worlds of herpetology and entomology.

Davis High School visits CWU

Welcome to the Jungle! Jonathan and Jen reveal the secrets of the CWU greenhouse.

Davis High School Visits CWU

Brittany and TJ let the students explore chemistry with fun activities like "Breathing balloons", "Acrobatic raisins" and "Cartesian divers".

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mt. Stuart Elementary Manastash Ridge Hike

On Friday, October 9th, the 5th grade class of Mount Stuart Elementary and a team of parents and teachers hiked up Manastash Ridge. The goal: epic views of Kittitas Valley - also known as the upper Yakima Watershed.

The students reached the summit, triumphant.

Despite cloud cover, we had a great view of Kittitas Valley

Students listened patiently and passed around rocks from the ridge as we discussed flood basalt lavas, vesicles, and agate formation.

Students pondered the forces that shaped Kittitas Valley, and sketched the Yakima River and surrounding landscape.

Special Thanks to all of the Teachers, parents, and the Central Washington University Yakima WATERS program for making this fun trip possible!

For more information on this hike, visit the Washington Trails Association Web page:
Manastash Ridge Hike link: