Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Yakima Greenway Rivers Festival exemplifies the Greenways mission
of being an environmental steward. The event raises awareness of the
rivers systems to over 1,000 4th and 5th grade students, 40+ teachers
and many parents that attend the event.
Rivers Fest will emphasize the Naches and Yakima Rivers systems that
the Greenway path parallels. The exhibits focus on living systems and
earth sciences. Many of the teachers report that they've used portions
of past Rivers Fest presentations during the year to compliment the
curriculum they are teaching in class.
By attending, you will gain a greater appreciation of the significance
this event provides for our local youth. The event informs young people
about the river systems right here in our valley. The Rivers Festival
shows the value of combining environmental stewardship with education
and sustainable practices. Students take these lessons back to the
The Greenway extends our utmost gratitude to all of the exhibitors that
participate, as well as the teachers and students that attend. Together, they make the Rivers Festival a success. We are excited about this year's event!