Nine Heritage students and eleven students from Mt. Adams High School in White Swan are traveling across eastern Washington and Oregon on a 14-day academic field experience. The course, People of the Big River connects the scholars with tribal elders, scientists, and natgural resource managers for a unique study that blends Western science with traditional ecosystem knowledge.
This project, in partnership with the Yakama Nation Department of Natural Resources, US Forest Service, Heritage University's Center for Native Health and Culture, and with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Pacific Northwest Community grants, the Muckleshoot Charity Fund, and the National Environmental education Foundation (NEEF) is taking students to the following land sites:
- Heritage University, Toppenish, WA
- Columbia River (petrglyphs, Celilo Falls), WA-OR
- Warm Springs Indian Reservatio, OR
- Deschutes National Forest, OR
- Umatilla Indian Reservation, OR
- Grand Coulee Dam, WA
- Spokane Indian Reservation, WA
- Dry Falls, WA
Read the following Blogs from the participants themselves.
Heritage University Students - Enrolled in ENSC 365
White Swan High School Students
Faculty and Teachers