Do you know students passionate about an environmental issue and want to share their enthusiasm with a wider audience? The 2019 Environmental Slam is the answer.

Presented by the Washington Foundation for the Environment (WFFE), the Environmental Slam is a regional, community event that features presentations by middle and high school youth on local and actionable environmental issues of their choosing. Students present their environmental issue to a live audience in the spirit of a “slam” style performance:  5 minute informative and entertaining presentations.

Three individuals or teams will be awarded $500 each to donate to the environmental cause of their choice. The WFFE is looking for students to participate in this year’s Environmental Slam. The Slam will be held at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle on the evening of Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Peter and Sophia presented “Another One Bites the Coal,” looking at coal’s impact on Puget Sound

Explorer West Students Peter and Sophia explored coal’s impact on Puget Sound at the 2018 Environmental Slam.

Explorer West Social Studies Teacher Tim Owens is the Washington Foundation for the Environment Board President. Founded in 1979, WFFE helps to facilitate effective environmental education, environmental literacy and pro-social behaviors in Washington State.
Explorer West participates in the Environmental Slam every year. See last year’s achievements here. “We look forward to this event every year,” said Tim Owens, Explorer West social studies teacher.  “The passion and knowledge that these young people demonstrate is so inspiring.”