It's happening this month - it's an introduction to science writing and science illustration with 100 First Nations students paving the way for the project to help us to see nature in a new way. It's a dream of heritage to bring the reality of loss and possibility of renewal for the sake of positive change. Area of focus: the animals of the Puyallup River Watershed and it starts May 2, 2016!
Led by David George Gordon and Karen Luke Fildes
Chief Leschi would like to start with a 3 day program for the third grade classes, 100 students, to take place in May, 2016. Chief Leschi’s third grades have been spending the year studying and comparing two watersheds – the Nisqually and the Puyallup. Our project will help them identify and log the living things in their watershed starting with 30 animals this year. The completion of this year’s sessions will result in a Field Guide to the Puyallup Watershed created by the students including a gallery event featuring their art and science writing, a celebration of their natural world. The school does not have art supplies and lacks the funding to do the project. We would like to make this possible for them and in turn, we would like to witness the creative and scientific and interpretive findings that will come from their work.