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Words from the Woods: from ponies to tide-pools

A few impactful words from NextGen Outdoor Camp’s Outdoor Education Specialist Skyler Schmidt.  Skyler is a Washington native who spends his off-season teaching elementary school in Pacific Beach, and his summers teaching NextGen students how to embrace the wild places of his home state with confidence.  Skyler, aka “Geoduck,” has a special talent for creating…

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Words from the Woods: summer harvest

NextGen Outdoor Camp is beyond lucky to have Evergreen College grad Breanne Johnston interning with us this summer.  Breanne aspires to teach middle-school history, and is using the summer to work closely with professional teachers Lauren Richardson and Skyler Schmidt to learn how to navigate our dynamic outdoor classroom, and to design curriculum that will…

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Words from the Woods: a letter of thanks

NextGen Outdoor Camp students have the privilege of meeting with some phenomenal mentors this summer.  These individuals have given of their time and resources to create impactful experiences for NextGen students that reflect GPC’s mission: to get students outside and provide them with the recreational and educational opportunities that will allow them to appreciate their…

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Great Peninsula Conservancy to host nature tours in August

Tours occur at Ueland Tree Farm, Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park, and Banner Forest Heritage Park (RSVP here) The Great Peninsula Conservancy is announcing its August nature tours across the Kitsap Peninsula with executive director Nate Daniel. The event series will be taking place at three community green spaces and parks throughout the county. “This…

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Words from the Woods: for the next generation

Outside the Suquamish House of Awakened Culture, Denita Holmes sits on her knees gently sifting through strips of red cedar that rustle like paper as they settle on the lawn.  She’s collected the cedar herself, and describes to the small group of NextGen Outdoor Camp students what that process entails.  The tree must be at…

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Groups angling to purchase site on Miller Bay for nature preserve

(Photo: Meegan M. Reid / Kitsap Sun) INDIANOLA – Paul Dorn gradually fights his way up a steep embankment along Miller Bay Road, loose dirt slipping under his feet and knees as he scrambles to the top. “The worst I could do is tumble back down,” he says. Eventually he makes it to the roadside…

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New conservancy director aims for more community engagement

Nathan Daniel wants to conduct more community science projects with universities and the state. The newly named executive director of the Great Peninsula Conservancy is looking to continue the trajectory that the organization has been on for years under the recently retired Sandra Staples-Bortner. The organization is a nonprofit land trust charged with protecting natural…

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Meet Nate!

Great Peninsula Conservancy is excited to welcome Nate Daniel to the team! (Pictured here at Spring Dinner with his wife, Kim.) He’s eager to get to know you in the upcoming year and would love to hear your input and address any questions you might have for him. Kitsap Daily News ran a story about…

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Great Peninsula Conservancy Hires New Executive Director

Read the Kitsap Daily News coverage here. FOR RELEASE June 3, 2019 Contacts Nathan Daniel Executive Director (as of June 1, 2019) (360) 373-3500 office nate@greatpeninsula.org Margaret ‘Kit’ Ellis President (253) 209-0105 kitellis@centurytel.net BREMERTON, WA (June 3, 2019) – Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) announces the hiring of Nathan Daniel as its new executive director. Nathan…

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