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Outdoor News

Canada Geese Land on Campus

January 19, 2021

Canada Geese like to pause on the school's Graduation Lawn and soccer field during their mid-winter migrations.  See a Photo Gallery of them from last week.  Looks like they not only fly in straight lines, but walk that way too!

This time of year, there are lots of eagles along the Little Spokane River.  Upper School students can sign up to float the river on Friday, Jan. 29 at Noon by having their parents fill out the waiver on PowerSchool and emailing Melanie Mildrew.  We will be floating down and walking back instead of using vehicles.  Masks need to be worn while hiking back and are optional while on the river.  See more details at US Winter Float Info on the Parents Portal/Bulletins page.

The 7th graders spent part of their Theme Day on Oct. 28 evaluating the health of riparian zones along the Little Spokane River.  Then to finish their work, the 7th graders pulled scotch broom, an invasive species of weed, from the slopes above the campus.  See photo galleries of them doing Riparian Zone Evaluations and Pulling Scotch Broom.

The 6th graders spent part of their Theme Day on Oct. 28 testing the quality of the water in the Little Spokane River by the Graduation Bridge.  See a Photo Gallery of them at work evaluating the health of the river flowing past the campus.

Saint George's campus is full of bright yellow, orange and red leaves as fall colors hit their peak.  See a Photo Gallery of some of the bursts of color around the school.

The 5th graders launched kayaks from Graduation Lawn to float down the Little Spokane River to the Painted Rocks last week.  See a Photo Gallery of them floating down the river on a warm, sunny Oct. 7th before hiking back to campus.

Saturday, October 10th is The Lands Council's annual Reforest Spokane Day!  Melanie Mildrew, SGS Director of Community Service Programs, says they have an ambitious goal to plant 3,000 trees in one day and need volunteers to make it happen.  The project is at Marshall Creek and spans acres of beautiful farmland located between Cheney and Spokane that is undergoing a massive wetland restoration project.  There is plenty of room to spread out and maintain distance, while enjoying the scenery and taking part in a transformative project.  Get more information and sign up for a Volunteer Shift Here

The first few days of autumn 2020 brought out a variety of wildlife and fall colors on campus.  See a Photo Gallery of some of the visitors and the sights they saw.

Share your adventure!  Students can send a photo and caption of where they are and what they are doing to David Holte and he will post it on the SGS Outdoor Club Instagram page (sgsoutdoorclub).  This is a public site, so we won't post students’ names.  All photos need to represent our school values, so do not put the photographer or members of the party in harm’s way and be sure to practice the general Covid health guidelines of the Spokane Regional Health District.  Photos that do not adhere to these standards will not be posted.  Email your entries to both Holte and Melanie at david.holte@sgs.org and melanie.mildrew@sgs.org from your school email address.

Saint George's students, families and staff helped clean up the Spokane River on Saturday, Sept. 26.  "We picked up three abandoned homeless camps across the river from People's Park," says Melanie Mildrew, SGS Director of Community Service Programs.  Working in family groups, they filled 11 bags of trash, including clothes and a suitcase.  See a Photo Gallery of SGS participants at this fun service activity.


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