Our Science and Outdoor Education teachers are bringing creative ideas to keep kids engaged and learning throughout the summer. This week, we’re learning about solar energy. Behind all the clouds, the sun is still shining, and a perfect time to take advantage of the forecasted sun. Time to experiment with solar cooking! This activity could…

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Every winter, Explorer West students spend three consecutive Fridays exploring our winter wilderness. The weather hasn’t stopped us from preparing for our winter trips.  This month, 6th grade students have been working hard to build their snowshoes. They use apple branches, rubber tubing, and other resourceful materials. Earlier in January, families joined their students to…

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This year’s fall Explorer West Outdoor Education trip for our 7th graders was backpacking at Ross Lake in the North Cascades. Starting out the school year, campers reestablished their connections with fellow students and rekindled their relationship with the outdoors. Head of School Barbara Frailey was along on the trip and was impressed with how…

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Explore the natural wonder of the beautiful Pacific Northwest right here in our own backyard. Explorer West’s Outdoor Education summer camp program is now open for registration. Each day we travel around Puget Sound exploring different parks and natural areas while doing various activities. Highlights include marine biology and pooling at Discovery Park, bird watching at…

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