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Marsh Creek Students Travel to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest

For the past three years Marsh Creek teacher’s Kelly Sibley and Maryann Blundi have offered a summer travel opportunity to Marsh Creek student’s.  The goal of the program is to build student’s confidence and responsibility through unique experiences which expand their knowledge of our country’s geography and culture.


This past summer they traveled to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest with 24 students. Student’s had the opportunity to whitewater raft near Leavenworth, find lots of ocean life in the tidal pools of the Strait of Juan De Fuca, hike Mt. Rainier in the snow, kayak around an island in Burrows Bay while student’s made music with bull kelp trumpets, and visit the Boeing Factory! Other sightseeing stops included Pike’s Market, the Space Needle, and Snoqualmie Falls! 


During next summer’s (June 2020) trip, they will be traveling to Yellowstone National Park. Marsh Creek students and parents can get more details at the informational meeting on September 9th at 6:30pm at Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center or contact ksibley@dasd.org.

 

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Day 1 - Pike Place Market
Lots of unique shops and yummy snacks!

 

 Day 2
Day 2 - Whitewater rafting and Leavenworth
So much fun riding the river and getting wet! Then we visited Leavenworth, a Bavarian style village, which made us feel like we were actually in Germany! 

 

Day 3
Day 3 - Tidal pool study and Olympic National Forest
Today we found lots of ocean life in the tidal pools of the Strait of Juan De Fuca. We also hiked the 1.5 mile trail to Marymere Falls near Lake Crescent. 

 

Day 4  
Day 4 - Mount Rainier 
Today weather was not on our side! There was warmer weather for a few days which melted the snow. We could not snowshoe; however, on our day it was snowing heavily! We made the best of it. Snow in June is always fun! 

 

Day 5
Day 5 - Kayaking and Snoqualmie Falls
Today we kayaked around an island in Burrows Bay as student’s made music with bull kelp trumpets. We saw sea cucumbers, harbor seals, pigeon guillemots and even a bald Eagle. Then we went to Snoqualmie Falls to hike from the top of the falls to the bottom. We even saw a Steller’s Jay and many different varieties plants.

 

Day 6  
Day 6 - Space Needle and Boeing Tour
Today we visited the Space Needle and walked on clear glass floors. We then visited the Boeing Factory and saw the largest building in the world!