Evergreen Field Trip: An Exploration of South Sound History

Evergreen Field Trip: An Exploration of South Sound History

Sunday, October 20, 9:00am - 4:00pm | 

Dive into South Sound history on this exclusive excursion. You’ll learn about indigenous cultures, tour local ecosystems, dine at the historic Lord Mansion, and visit a historic homestead that was settled in 1845 by African American settler George Bush. Experience an exclusive tour of the George Bush Prairie Farm site with faculty archeologist Dr. Ulrike Krotscheck. Customize your experience by choosing a guided eco tour of the Nisqually wetlands or a writing workshop with Member of the Writing and Literature Faculty Dr. Eirik Steinhoff. Tour the Lord Mansion with Washington State Historical Society Program Facilitator Len Balli '98. Don’t miss this unique Evergreen field trip experience!

  • 9:00am: Your field trip begins in Evergreen’s Longhouse with a documentary film about indigenous cultures of the South Sound region.
  • 10:30am: You’ll be transported with fellow alumni to the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge where you can choose from two types of activities:
    • Experience nature on a one-mile, eco tour walk with Biologist Samuel Kaviar ’97, owner of the eco-tourism company Kayak Nisqually Puget Sound Adventures.
    • Relax and learn more about the wildlife refuge as you participate in a writing workshop with Member of the Writing and Literature faculty Dr.​ Steinhoff.
  • 12:30pm: You'll enjoy a catered lunch at the historic Lord Mansion and meet Member of the Faculty Ulrike Krotscheck to learn about the archeological project at the George Bush Prairie Farm. Learn the story behind the Lord Mansion with Washington State Historical Society Program Facilitator Len Balli '98 as your guide. 
  • 2:30pm: On our last stop, you will explore the George Bush Prairie Farm where you will have an opportunity to meet the current farm owners and view the site of the archeological project.
  • 4:00pm: You will have fun comparing notes and bonding with fellow travelers on the ride back to Evergreen.
Quinault Trip
Longhouse
Grossman Talk
Archaeology Dig

$100 ticket includes charter bus transportation, a catered lunch, an exclusive faculty-led tour of the George Bush Prairie homestead, plus your choice of a guided eco tour of the Nisqually wetlands or a writing workshop.