Environmental Education

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Classes & Programs
Our classes and programs increase awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide participants the skills necessary to make informed decisions and take responsible actions.

We promote lifelong learning and reach all age groups, from very young children through senior citizens.
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Family Time Environmental Education
Stories and crafts for kids to learn about their local environment, animals and each other.
Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
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Coronavirus Impacts
We are adapting to working remotely and are prepared to return to classes when the time comes.
Please let us know how we can support you.

Taking concerns regarding COVID-19 into consideration, we have made the decision to postpone, cancel or remotely continue upcoming classes and events.
Youth Summit, Postponed

Edible Gardens classes, Continuing on a consolidated schedule through Zoom.

More information about coronavirus impacts in Planning & Public Works.
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Youth Environmental & Sustainability Summit
Register for the Youth Summit.
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Programs for schools and community groups that are customized to meet your needs.
By Request
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Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening—from seed to table.
February–October, 2020
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Nothing is wasted when you learn how to manage food waste and recycle yard debris/kitchen scraps at home.
April–May, 2020
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Become a leader in your community by putting the four R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle and respond) into practice.
Self-Directed Learning
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Recycling program assistance to Pierce County school districts and private schools (outside of Tacoma).
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Other Environmental Education Opportunities in Pierce County
These classes are offered by other agencies and are not affiliated with Pierce County Planning and Public Works.
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Fruit Tree Education Series
Harvest Pierce County
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Garden Workshops
Master Gardener Program
EnviroHouse Workshops
City of Tacoma
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Phone: (253) 798-2179
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Closed all major holidays