The Friends of Camano Island Parks (FOCIP) and Camano volunteers of Sound Water Stewards (SWS) joined forces again to host three elementary schools for Second Grade Nature Discovery Days at Camano Island State Park on two beautiful days (May 9 and 10).
Both students and volunteers have a wonderful time. SWS member Linda Brubaker overheard two boys coming back from the beach … and one said … “this is the best day of my life.”
Over 80 students and 25 parents are hosted each day. Between FOCIP, SWS, and Park personnel there are 50 plus volunteers who take the students on hikes through the forest and down the watershed to the estuary where they are shown how to make estuary soup … yumm! On the beach they get to experience what it’s like to be a barnacle, see critters up close in the aquariums, and explore the beach for sea stars.