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Kaniksu Land Trust Connecting Kids to Nature

     Kaniksu Land Trust is in the news again, with a feature story in the Bonner County Daily Bee about KLT’s program to deploy Pine Street Woods as an outdoor classroom.

     KLT is partnering with Washington Elementary School in a new program that “allows them (children) to learn, socialize and give their parents more time for work.”

     “When kids come off the bus and you can see … they’re just excited,” Natassia Hamer, principal at Washington Elementary said. “I’ll be like, ‘hey, how was it?’ and they’re like, ‘It was so awesome.’ And I feel like Dave (Kretzschmar, KLT educational director) does a really good job of letting them explore, and then kind of bringing them in, and then letting them explore again.”