My environmental economics class is conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) at the nearby Mead WA. The CBA project examines maintaining land diversity and I thought it would be very appropriate to not only apply class knowledge in the project but to also include a service component as a class. A small, yet wonderful, group of students got out of the classroom today and pitched in even though it included nearly 200 miles of travel.
It was great being able to help clear the service roads, but also to share my love and limited knowledge of the outdoors with the students. After a morning of brush hauling we had a great conversation with five Mead staff members over lunch. Thank you to everyone involved today, there is nothing like being outside to slow down, relax, and put everything into perspective again...such awesome soul food. To make things better we have another day scheduled next week at the same time!