Students Gain Access to Local Nature: A 2018-19 Success Story

Note: Posts before 2020 reflect EarthGen’s former name, Washington Green Schools.

“The students are all outside and super excited about wildlife and plants. The program has helped us to have more caring and responsible little human beings.”

– Jennifer Kovach, Assistant Principal, Rising Star Elementary

Teachers at Rising Star Elementary* were looking for ways to connect student learning to the natural world. In partnership with Seattle Sounders FC, RAVE Foundation, PCC Community Markets, and Abbott Construction, Washington Green Schools built a new school garden and wetland trail at this Seattle school. Students gained access to nature and fresh produce, right in their school’s backyard, and teachers now hold science classes in the garden. 

* Formerly Van Asselt Elementary