Barbara Harmon, M.S., started birding in 1985 when she taught first grade in SE Idaho. She returned to Washington State in 1986 teaching 2nd and 3rd grade in Washington public schools.. She earned her Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy in 2003. She has previously taught Project Wild and Wet classes for Seattle Pacific University to teachers. Her background includes being a W.S.U. Master Composter/Recycler; E.S.D. 112 F.O.S.S. Kit trainer and working on a Washington State Green School project.
Recently Barbara has been busy helping to implement Save Our Organic Scraps in the school cafeteria. She has set up a bird feeding station alongside the raised bed gardening project outside her classroom.
This year she is part of a multi-age environmental lab classroom project bringing three elementary classrooms and one high school class into the local wetlands for restoration and bird education projects working with the Park’s Dept. Barbara travels to Mexico and Central America each summer and birding is always a part of these adventures.