Stewardship - Evergreen State College


Stewardship - Evergreen State College

Youth Workshop - Student GREEN Congress - Every year, nearly 400+ student delegates (grades 3 through 12) participate in this very special environmental learning day held at TESC. The Olympia Branch needs instructors to help offer two different hands-on workshops - the Science Behind Hiking Safety and Wilderness Ethics – Environmental Skills for Outdoor. Instructors will have a fun and meaningful day and learn as much as they share.

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Meet at Seminar II where all the workshop Instructors will check in and get an information packet for this event. 

Driving and Parking

Enter Evergreen Campus and stop at the Parking Both for a pass. Park in the North end of Parking Lot C and then walk to the Bus Loop.  Seminar II is just 50 yards East of the Bus Loop.   More information will be provided to assist yo in finding our Workshop building and Classroom. 

Parking will be paid by the event host, but participants need to stop at the parking booth to receive a parking permit. 

The Olympia Branch of The Mountaineers will be offering two workshops for outdoor skill development. Further instruction,  lesson plans and an activity guide will be furnished to those who register.  Because of the nature and instructional content of these activities, participation is best suited for Youth Program and Conservation Committee members or for members with a youthful spirit. 

Experience the Science behind Wilderness Skills for Hiking Safely,   The Pacific Northwest is one of our nation’s best places to experience the wonders of nature including, mountains, forests, waterfalls, canyons, ocean coastline; each presenting breathtaking adventures and unique hazards. Students will learn why scientists say hiking can benefit your mental and physical health and how awareness of some basic science can be useful in preventing and surviving accidents.  Learn the most common hazards and mishaps experienced in the outdoors and investigate the science behind staying safe and surviving a disaster.  This workshop features a “learn by doing”, hands-on style of instruction where students will investigate why we carry the "10 Essentials" and how they are used.  

 Wilderness Ethics – Environmental Skills for Outdoor Travelers - Today’s youth will be tomorrow leaders and this workshop will help prepare future outdoor leaders to travel in harmony with nature.  It doesn’t take long for careless or clueless human activity to spoil the landscape and displace nature.  It’s just as easy to enjoy the outdoors without causing harm.  This workshop demonstrates why every person exploring the outdoors needs to adopt a wilderness ethic by involving students in hands-on skill development in the Principles of Leave No Trace. Participants will hike around campus and investigate the problems left behind by inconsiderate hikers and create solutions that will leave a minimum impact on the land. 


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Evergreen State College

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Instructors should bring their day packs with 10 Essentials and dress for a day of hiking.   Nearly all other instructional materials will be gathered and furnished by branch members. 

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