Wilderness Explorations Chinook and Kokanee

Chinook and Kokanee had a great fall season exploring, wandering and making great connections as Naturalists. We gathered many colors to make mandala compasses. (This will weave into our return in the spring for our mapping and landmark work.) We closed with our traditional tea, sharing gratitude, highlights, wishes for the coming season and what we look forward to learning in the spring.

Chinook Class (ages 7- 9)

The Chinook Class visited the Living Computer Museum in SoDo to explore their interactive gallery of computers, robotics, digital art, internet of things, virtual reality and more. Students worked with programming in Basic, played chess with a computer and got to make card board computers to better understand the parts of a computer. Students learned about what makes something a computer – input, processing, memory and output! Just like our brains!


Kokanee Wilderness Explorations

The Kokanee class had a full day at the south beach at Seahurst expanding our knowledge of how birds and mammals make preparations for the fall to later thrive in the winter. Our focus was on the tree squirrel – leading our work into making a kid-size drey (squirrel nest). It wasn’t possible to put it in the tree, but many kids took to climbing to pretend they were in their drey. There was also time to enjoy roasting apples, making charcoal pencils for drawing and an awesome game of Cross the River.