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A Seattle program is bringing outdoor education to underserved schools

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There is a burst of whispered interjections — “Whoa!” and “Cool!” — when the kids see the rows of snowshoes sticking out of the snow.

Earlier, in a brief in-class presentation, ranger and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest youth and community engagement coordinator Tessa Rough showed photos of the snowshoes. But most of the Index Elementary School students have never used snowshoes before this field trip, despite their school’s proximity to Stevens Pass.

The snowshoeing excursion is part of the Seattle Every Kid

This story is from The Seattle Times. Read the rest of this News story at https://www.seattletimes.com/life/outdoors/in-an-effort-to-make-outdoor-activities-more-inclusive-a-seattle-program-is-partnering-with-under-served-schools/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_seattle-news.

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