Think you’re smarter than an eighth grader? Try this: Which country does not include part of the Kalahari Desert—Namibia, Botswana, or Eritrea? If you answered Eritrea, you’re almost as smart as Explorer West’s Luke Leddy, who is headed to National Geographic’s GeoBee Washington State Competition. Luke will compete in the second level of the National Geographic…

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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…

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Explorer West Social Studies Teacher Tim Owens, has been honored as one of the top six Washington State Civic Educators for 2018. In classrooms and community organizations around Washington, civic educators are at work laying the foundations for engaged citizens. The Washington State Legislature chooses top civic educators annually. Tim Owens’ dedication to civic education…

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