LEAF School Project

The Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School at Edmonds Community College partners with tribes, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to engage students in the application of traditional ecological knowledge to contemporary problems. Students work with Coast Salish storytellers and elders to study people, plants, and animals of Western Washington and then apply that knowledge in collaborative ethnobiological projects such as ethnobotanical gardens, monitoring of wildlife corridors, salmon stream restoration, and Tribal Canoe Journey. Students participate in community-engaged research projects integrated into anthropology courses and across multiple disciplines at Edmonds CC. Current projects include monitoring wildlife corridors in Japanese and Big Gulch for the City of Mukilteo and Snohomish County.

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