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Less plastic waste, healthier oceans

After students at Mann Elementary learned how much plastic ends up in the ocean, and the harmful effects it has on marine life, they tried not to use single-use plastic for 30 days. In culmination of the school’s efforts, students attended an assembly by “Ocean” Annie Crawly on June 8, World Oceans Day.

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    Dickinson students trace salmon’s journey to Issaquah Salmon Hatchery


    Dickinson fourth grade students learn from an employee of the Issaquah Salmon HatcheryFourth grade students at Dickinson Elementary School are learning about the life cycles of salmon. The 90 students saw coho and Chinook salmon up close during a visit to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery on October 6. The salmon complete their grueling journey from the sea to spawn in Issaquah Creek in the fall. During a tour and scavenger hunt, they learned about salmon habitat and how the hatchery operates.