Pilot Junior Rangers program gets kids involved at state park

July 23, 2015

Washington State Parks invites the young and the young at heart to join their ranks with the new Junior Ranger Program at Lake Sammamish State Park.

By Alysa Adams Participants in a recent Junior Rangers program make masks as part of the birds lesson plan at Lake Sammamish State Park.

By Alysa Adams
Participants in a recent Junior Rangers program make masks as part of the birds lesson plan at Lake Sammamish State Park.

The pilot program, headed by interpretive specialist Alysa Adams, is designed to interest children. However, Adams said everyone who participates, regardless of age, is apt to enjoy the weekend outings.

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New law to spread computer science education

June 4, 2013

A version of a pilot program at Issaquah High School recently passed through the Legislature to be available for the whole state.

In a bill drafted and promoted by freshman State Rep. Chad Magendanz, the state has undertaken the commitment to increase the availability of computer science instruction within the schools. In its passed language, the bill states that the Legislature “intends to take additional steps to improve and expand access to computer science education, particularly in advanced courses that could prepare students for careers in the field.”

Though it is not as complex as the Technology Education and Literacy in Schools program Magendanz was involved with while he served on the Issaquah school board, he said he is still very excited about his first co-sponsored bill to be signed into law.

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