On January 31, eight high school volunteers from the Seattle Aquarium’s Youth Ocean Advocates program joined teens from Woodland Park Zoo and Pacific Science Center to plant 150 trees, 30 shrubs and 30 understory plants along the Burke Gilman trail.
This was the inaugural event for the Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (CAN), a partnership between the teen programs from the Aquarium, zoo and science center. Youth from the three institutions will be meeting regularly to learn about climate change and how to take climate action.
The trees planted were purchased by Woodland Park Zoo's membership in Forterra's Evergreen Carbon Capture program (formally Carbon Capturing Companies). The Aquarium is a founding member of this program—read our previous blog post for details.
Interested in becoming a Seattle Aquarium youth volunteer, or know someone who might be? Orientations for our summer session will take place in March. Visit the Youth Ocean Advocates page on our website for details!