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Backyard Forest Class Explores the Wonders of Western Washington

Students pose for a photo in front of big trees during their hike up Poo Poo Point.

Backyard Forest students, led by Social Studies teacher Kurt Wieland, explored the flora, fauna, and geology of the Issaquah Alps and learned about backcountry survival, through classroom activities and hands-on exploration recently. As part of the course, they visit Cougar Mountain and Tradition Lake Plateau, with this year's final hike taking them on a 6.5-mile journey to the top of Poo Poo Point, on a very cold and windy November day! Backyard Forest is one of many educational-but-fun electives students can participate in, here at IMS!

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