Image Galleries

Image Galleries

  • GTS STEM Environmental Challenge Camp

    Welcome to the GTS STEM camp photo album!

    From time to time Friends staff will post images of our campers and staff showing some of the fun and exciting things we do in GTS STEM Camp.

    There are wide variety of activities packed into one week of the Environmental Challenge camp.  So campers have to be ready to have fun in nature, make friends quickly and learn to work together learning about nature and science.  This is a camp like no other.  We hope this photo album will help you understand some of the experiences campers may have before they come to came.  If you are a camper, you may someday see your photo featured of the album!

    Our first year campers experience the core camp curriculum.  Returning campers hone their skills during the morning activities and help new campers on their team build their knowledge, skills and abilities.  In the afternoon on Tues - Thurs returning campers have a separate set of challenges to meet.  We constantly strive to hone our processes and develop new and exciting experiences for all levels of campers.

    In case you are interested about our goals and objectives.  Our goal is to provide a fun, educational, teaming experience centered around nature.  Our model blends nature, science and technology and has proven to work exceedly well to meet and exceed the appropriate National Science Standards (NGSS) throughout the past five years. 

    Enjoy your visit!

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  • Friends of Hidden River Youth Education - Earth Day Science Celebration

    Earth Day Science Celebration - One of our major efforts has been to host events that bring students, teachers and community members to the Center to publicize the Center before it actually opens.   The last event on site was held an Earth Day Science Celebration held in April. The event included 160 students, teachers, and community members. In this event we hosted students from Fernwood, Kokanee, and Bear Creek Elementary schools and Skyview Junior High School. 30 Junior High school students served as student mentors to the Elementary students, while 4 students from Bothell High and Skyview Junior High schools were on staff. Staff included Professor Rob Turner from UW Bothell an graduate students, Nature Vision, King County and Friends of the Hidden River personnel.

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  • Friends Staff visit to Washington DC to receive award

     Friends staff John Schmied and Marie Hartford were invited to Washington DC for John to receive the Richard C. Bartlett award.  Diane Wood, President of the National Environmental Education Foundation is shown presenting the award to John.
    While there John and Marie presented information on environmental education programs in the Washington State schools to a number of organizations including The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, NOAA, National Fish and Wildlife, the Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation.  In addition, John visited the Sidwell School to exchange ideas on energy efficient construction and environmental education programs.  At the same time Marie visited the Department of Commerce to discuss ways to improve Friends programs.

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  • Friend's Senior Educator's Event

    The Friends and King County hosted 25 senior educators from 7 of the local school districts at the new Center. This was an event designed to garner input that will be used to help craft the future direction of the new facility.

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