Greentrike is excited to announce that educator, innovator, and activist Shawn Ginwright, PhD, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Promise of Play Symposium on May 12, 2022. The Symposium will be held in person this year at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College. The [...]
Play is On Base: How This Washington State Museum is Following Through on Its Commitment to Military Families
“Working directly with military families has been incredibly humbling and informative. It has also been wonderful to collaborate with experts in areas of military families’ unique needs.” — Kimberly McKenney, Planning and Evaluation Director at Greentrike Opening a museum after years of planning and development is exciting on its own, [...]
Greentrike OSTI kicked off spring Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) programming on January 10, 2022. The spring semester marks the second semester for ELO programming at Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) and the start of ELO programming for University Place School District (UPSD). Over 35 ELO providers are hosting sessions at [...]
On January 14, 2022, the Children’s Museum of Tacoma celebrated the ten-year anniversary of its move to 1501 Pacific Avenue. The Museum first opened up for play in 1985, with 2022 marking 37 years of service to the community. Starting with local festivals, the Museum formed as part of [...]
Third graders of Jennie Reed Elementary School greeted the winter Book to Home distribution with warm smiles and a fervor for reading. Books were delivered by the Early Learning and Reading Network, a joint effort by Graduate Tacoma and Greentrike on December 21, 2021. This delivery marks the third [...]
Written by guest contributor: Elvin Bucu - Deputy Director, Foundation for Tacoma Students As the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement progresses into its second decade of work, the Foundation for Tacoma Students (FFTS) is pleased to announce that the facilitation and leadership of the Early Learning & Reading Network (ELRN) will [...]
Watch now Friends from King 5 visit the Children's Museum at JBLM to feature Greentrike's second museum on Evening. Watch the segment for a tour of the Museum's playscapes and to learn more about the first community funded children's museum on a military installation.
Greentrike, the nonprofit organization with the mission to honor children and champion play, celebrates its second anniversary this week. Greentrike spent the past year pedaling through difficult unfamiliar terrain while reaching huge milestones of learning and growth. During year two, Greentrike emerged from the pandemic by opening a second museum, [...]
We had the immense honor of the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, visit the Children's Museum of JBLM and state its importance to the military community.
We’re honored to say Greentrike has been awarded the Gold Star Community Program Award! The Tacoma Public Schools Partnership Office instituted a Gold Star Community Partner Award to recognize and thank amazing partners who go above and beyond in supporting student success. Greentrike was selected as the recipient for the Gold Star [...]