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Connecting Teachers, Students and Watersheds

South Sound GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network) is a watershed education program in Thurston County that educates, empowers and connects about 50 classrooms and 1200 students in watershed studies annually. Through South Sound GREEN, participants engage in science and engineering practices related to water quality in South Sound.  

South Sound GREEN has over 25 years experience providing watershed education for Thurston County teachers and students.  South Sound GREEN is cooperatively sponsored by Thurston Conservation District, Thurston County, the Cities of Olympia, Tumwater, and Lacey, and Trout Unlimited. Additional program funding is provided through grants from various entities.  South Sound GREEN also partners with the Nisqually River Education Project (NREP) and the Chehalis Basin Education Consortium (CBEC) in the delivery of annual programs, such as the GREEN Congress, Summer Teacher Institute, and other student and teacher development opportunities.

South Sound GREEN is funded through the Interlocal Agreement and The Conservation Connection.


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Stephanie Bishop
South Sound GREEN Program Coordinator
360-754-3588 ext. 108