Jefferson Community Foundation


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The new YES! Watershed Science and Stewardship Class, recipient of the 2016 “Better Living Through Giving” Giving Circle, has robust enrollment! Students from Quilcene, Port Townsend High School, OCEAN Program – Port Townsend and Pi Program– Chimacum have applied, and the class is now FULL.

The Youth Environmental Stewards (YES) program is an accredited high school class called “Watershed Science and Stewardship”. The new program’s environmental education is based on service learning. The class starts out with five day-and-night field intensives, before students spend 30 hours on five community projects.

Other highlights:

Student honors: Ashley Rosser, will sit on a climate change education panel with AL GORE this month in Bellevue.

Lauren Taracka is to be honored as “Junior Herpetologist of the Year” at the International Herpetology Symposium in July.

These Port Townsend High School seniors – Rowan Halpin, Caleb Lumbard, Brennan La Brie and Gannon Short –  were recognized for YES! with awards at their graduation.