Students Meet Orca Author and Reporter Lynda Mapes

Students Meet Orca Author and Reporter Lynda Mapes

“Water is Life… To honor and protect the waters is our responsibility as people of the land.” –Winona LaDuke The SWS Wetlands Water Quality Project began with the senior class of 2021 in their biochemistry class with teacher Amanda Ayling. (Follow...
Indigenous People’s Day

Indigenous People’s Day

We are on the ancestral lands of Indigenous peoples. In 2014, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to honor and commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, named on the second Monday in October to honor Native American cultures and traditions and to celebrate diverse...
The Largest Onion

The Largest Onion

Widely used to add flavor to all sorts of delicious dishes in many different cultures, the onion is thought to be one of the oldest cultivated plants. Hunter-gatherer societies probably harvested and transported onions long before our ancestors started farming them. I...
The Great Outdoors: Classroom of Tomorrow

The Great Outdoors: Classroom of Tomorrow

The environmental stewardship and gardening program at Seattle Waldorf School feeds the sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world that is innate to human beings. Using all our senses, through observation and experimentation, children explore questions that...
Shelters and Dwellings from Around the World

Shelters and Dwellings from Around the World

In many Waldorf grade 3 classrooms, students undertake their very first project experience, choosing and building a model of a shelter or dwelling. Grade 3 students at SWS first learned about shelters and dwellings constructed by Indigenous people in North America and...