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  • child with net and water spout plays in children's museum of Tacoma's water playscape

Water Refresh Adds More Play

July 28th, 2022|Comments Off on Water Refresh Adds More Play

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma is renewing Water to add more play to the family-favorite playscape. Greentrike, the nonprofit organization that powers the Museum, is partnering with Pacific Studio to revitalize Water with new materials and structures, including an Archimedes Screw and a Vortex with a clear 360-degree view. [...]

Pierce County Students Call For Safe Spaces and Organizational Support

July 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Pierce County Students Call For Safe Spaces and Organizational Support

In response to the recent tragedy in Hilltop, Seeds of Peace (SOP) hosted a Healing Circle at the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center to provide young people a space to process the loss of a child through violence, discuss safe spaces, and come up with solutions on how to [...]

We The Youth: Pierce County Students Talk Race Equity and Gun Violence

June 29th, 2022|Comments Off on We The Youth: Pierce County Students Talk Race Equity and Gun Violence

While Seeds of Peace has been convening students for years, this town hall held a certain promise: that their voices would be heard by local adults who have the power to help them make tangible change. Pierce County youth gathered earlier this month to talk about safety and race [...]

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Shawn Ginwright, PhD Headlines at the 2022 Promise of Play Symposium

March 23rd, 2022|Comments Off on Shawn Ginwright, PhD Headlines at the 2022 Promise of Play Symposium

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 [...]

Mask Policy Updates (March 12, 2022)

March 11th, 2022|Comments Off on Mask Policy Updates (March 12, 2022)

Greentrike Masking Policy for Museums and Programs (Updated Monday 03.14.2022 with new mask guidelines for JBLM) The Washington State Department of Health announced updated indoor masking guidelines starting Saturday, March 12. Greentrike is adjusting its masking policies to reflect the new state guidelines. Effective March 12, 2022, Greentrike will [...]

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Play is On Base: How This Washington State Museum is Following Through on Its Commitment to Military Families

January 28th, 2022|Comments Off on 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, [...]

Expanded Learning Opportunities in Session for Spring Semester

January 20th, 2022|Comments Off on Expanded Learning Opportunities in Session for Spring Semester

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 [...]

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Celebrating 10 Years on Pacific Avenue

January 14th, 2022|Comments Off on Celebrating 10 Years on Pacific Avenue

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 [...]

  • Graduate Tacoma and Greentrike deliver Book to Home kit to third graders at Jennie Reed Elementary

Book to Home Brings Learning and Wonder to Students of Jennie Reed Elementary

January 7th, 2022|Comments Off on Book to Home Brings Learning and Wonder to Students of Jennie Reed Elementary

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 [...]

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Early Learning & Reading Network Now Powered by Greentrike

December 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Early Learning & Reading Network Now Powered by Greentrike

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 [...]

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