Why KEEN Believes Environmental Education is Critical to Our Future

According to recent population projections, Central Washington’s population may increase by as much as 20% in the next decade. (Kittitas County alone has had a population increase of almost 17% in the previous decade). A growing population brings unique resource management challenges, both locally and globally. Soon we will reach a crossroads where we will all have to make informed ecological decisions. We need well-educated citizens, especially young people, to work on solutions to complex issues that affect our economy like flooding, fires, drought, and climate change.​ Environmental education connects us to the world, teaches us about the interactions between and within natural and modifi

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