Think back to the middle of summer; can you almost feel that warm sun beaming on your face? The days were long, the breeze was refreshing, and kid’s laughter filled the background noise. These are aspects that I shared with Sound Water Steward volunteers at the peak of our outdoor education adventures.
Washington State Parks are special places and their uniqueness weaves our shared appreciation for them. What I have witnessed through working with Sound Water Stewards is their deep care to spread that appreciation to as many people as possible. Together we have hosted events such as guided beach walks, bio-luminescent viewings, created food webs with school groups, and lead Junior Ranger programs. From adults who are hearing about the ocean for the first time, to kids earning their 7th character pin as a Junior Ranger- so many experiences have been heightened because of the Stewards. Knowledge leads to action, and with this focus for a sustainable Puget Sound through education, we can create a ripple of positive impact throughout our communities. We can’t do it without you, so if you have an interest in environmental education contact Kelly Zupich at Whidbeyfirstname.lastname@example.org. And always keep an eye out for upcoming events- we’re always exploring, and we want to take you along with us! Check out the SWS Calender or Facebook page to keep up with current events.
Interpretive Specialist for Central Whidbey Area Parks