If you are a student or a teacher, DNR has ample resources to help you learn about the environment and critical land management issues. Our resource professionals visit classrooms throughout Washington State teaching students how to manage land so it provides a healthy habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants.
For high school teachers, our Students in the Watershed project – the first of its kind in Washington – is a model for teaching your students how to collect data so reliable that it can be used by scientists and resource managers. High school students work with natural resource professionals throughout the school year to study streams, forests, recreation, and timber sales. After the students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom, the project shows them how to share their new-found skills and knowledge with fourth-grade students.
No matter what your age, you can get hands-on experience with the environment and real-world issues through our field trips.