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When: Monday, September 17, 2018 10am-12pm - Bring a picnic lunch (optional)

What: Yakima Arboretum: Ecosystem Investigation, www.ahtrees.org

Where: Yakima Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Dr., Yakima, WA 98901

Suggested age range: All ages, K-6 focused but interesting for older students and adults alike.

Cost: Free (though donations to the Arboretum are appreciated)

Maximum Attendance: No limit, but you must register before September 10th, 2018

From the Arboretum website, "In this kindergarten through 6th grade field trip, students will explore the natural world of Eastern Washington through the Ecosystems Investigation mini-lessons. Through hands-on and interactive lessons your student’s curiosity of the natural world will lead them to knowledge and discovery. Students break into groups and travel from station to station learning about the Central Washington ecosystem."

The three stations we will be participating in this year are: Habitat Creation, Invasive Issues, and Skulls

We will spend about two hours rotating through the three stations.

Optional afternoon activities: If you wish, pack a picnic to enjoy at the Arboretum and complete an Arboretum scavenger hunt in the afternoon.

DIRECTIONS: To get to the Arboretum, take exit 34 off of Interstate 82. Turn east onto Nob Hill Boulevard. At the first stoplight (S. 24th Street) turn left. Turn immediately left onto Arboretum Drive. Follow the road as it curves around. The Arboretum's Jewett Interpretive Center will be the first building on your right.

Please register to reserve your spot. Please note, this field trip may require additional staffing so please register ONLY IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING.

Questions? Contact Molly Johnston, 509-594-4808 heyitsmrsj@gmail.com