Science Communication Corner

Science Communication Corner

Peatlands, like the Shadow Lake Bog, are the most carbon-dense ecosystems on the planet. Peat bogs not only store carbon from thousands of years of decomposing organic matter, but absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), including carbonproduced by human...
Native of the Month: American Pika

Native of the Month: American Pika

American Pika- Ochotona princepsThe American pika lives in high elevation, cool climate areas west of the Rocky Mountains including places like Mount Rainer National Park. Typically found above the tree line, they live on rock faces and cliffs near the...
Significance of Environmental Education

Significance of Environmental Education

The natural world is a fascinating place that sparks wonder and curiosities in all of us. As human beings, we are a part of the natural world and directly connect to it. But there is a disconnect between our society and the outdoors, and it is predicted to only grow...
Wildfires and the Climate Crisis

Wildfires and the Climate Crisis

Over the past few years, springs and summers in Washington have been replete with wildfires and the consequences have been nothing short of disastrous. By September in 2020, not only did fires burn over 626,982 acres and destroy 181 homes, but the University of...