Steh-Chass Youth Camp
teachers and curriculum coordinators are engaged in adding art to the formal STEAM (science,
technology, engineering, art and math) model to encompass our relationship to the world in terms of
design, poetry and story-telling, music and visual arts. In this approach students make connections and
examine their expressions through art and nature in the real world. This responds to the need to
address current problems such as climate change with creativity, innovation and ingenuity and to learn
from local tribal history and cultures that have been evolving for centuries.
use science and art to inform climate change solutions, decisions and ideas in the Steh-Chass -
Deschutes Watershed - and help implement water quality and wildlife protection strategies and restore
- Develop a sense of place based in the Steh-Chass – the Deschutes Watershed.
Youth will build a sense of connection to their place by learning about their watershed,
understanding where the Deschutes River is, where it’s estuary was and how it impacts their
daily life. Additionally, students will understand how human communities impact the watershed.
- Build a scientific understanding of how a watershed works.
Youth will engage in Science, Engineering and Art Practices, and utilize Crosscutting Concepts
(Next Generation Science Standards) to learn about the Deschutes Watershed, and build a local
base of scientific understanding in their local watershed with a focus on climate change.
- Become critical thinkers, with the capacity to use scientific understanding to make personal
and policy decisions.
Youth will learn and practice using science understanding to inform their decision making,
specifically by understanding and applying the Science, Art and Engineering Practices (NGSS) as
they investigate the Deschutes Watershed and solutions to climate change impacts. Youth will become knowledgeable about water quality and develop ideas to mitigate climate change impacts to estuary restoration, salmon, Orca and forage fish health, and all ecosystem connections. They will engage the Deschutes TMDL Implementation Plan and Tribal priorities to find projects.
- Experience nature as teacher of science and use science as the basis for art. Nisqually and Squaxin Tribal Youth will learn about the history, culture and art of the local tribes of the Steh-Chass region. They will learn about and experience connection with nature as teacher, innovator and designer.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
9:00AM- Vendors Open
9:45AM- Canoe Families Arrive at Capital Lake Dam
10:00AM- Canoe Family Procession to Stage
10:30AM- Squaxin Island Tribe Welcome and Steh-Chass History
11:00AM- 1:25 Honored Guest Speakers
1:30PM- Indigenous Sisters Resistance
2:35- Momentum X
3:30- Abriel Johnny Fashion Show
4:20 -Calina Lawrence
5:00PM- Thunderbirds Raised Her
6:45-7:00PM- Closing & Thank You
Master of Ceremonies Gyasi Ross
Note* we will have some buffering in time in-between sets to allow for overruns and also last minute changes as needed.
Youth Camp Schedule
Will be posted once it is finalized.