Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School
The LEAF School partners with tribes, government agencies, non-profits, and businesses to engage students through service-learning and community-based research in the hands-on application of traditional environmental knowledge to modern problems. At the core of the program is a series of courses in human ecology and archaeology. Typical projects include supporting tribal canoe journey, traditional food revitalization, ethnobotany, road ecology, wildlife tracking, archaeology for restoration projects and culturally modified tree surveys.
The LEAF School is a year-round program offered in partnership through Edmonds and Everett Community Colleges. The human ecology courses, Anth 201-203, meet on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each quarter of the year. Summer quarter features archaeology courses and special events like Tribal Canoe Journey for the human ecology sequence.
Paddle to Bella Bella
Join the Blue Heron and Snoqualmie Canoe Families on the Paddle to Bella Bella on the 2014 Tribal Canoe Journey. The class will meet from July 6th through July 16th and will join the canoe families in Fort Rupert, BC and travel to Bella Bella, BC. Students will camp with canoe families in wilderness conditions along the way. An application and an additional non-refundable $520 travel fee is required. Students will register for 5 credits in Anth 201, 202, or 203. Application is coming soon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Coast Salish Archaeological Survey
Work with Stillaguamish and Samish Nations to survey culturally modified trees on islands of the Salish Sea. The class will meet M-F, 8 am to 5 pm, from Aug. 1 through Aug. 20th and will include some overnight camping on Hope Island in Deception Pass State Park. An application is required. Students will register for 5 credits in Anth 270, 272, or 274 and 2 credits in Anth 271, 273, or 275. Application is coming soon. Contact email@example.com for questions.
In addition to our course offerings in human ecology and archaeology the LEAF School supports large public events open to the community. Join us at Stolja Ali: Place of Medicine Ethnobotanical Garden in the City of Lynnwood’s Gold Park on Make A Difference Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and Earth Day. Sign up through the Center for Service-Learning. Each year you can also join us as we help the powwow committee and our Native American Student Association host an annual powwow on the first weekend of May.