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Olympic Peninsula

Learn, Serve and Immerse to Regenerate Salmon Habitat and Experience Tribal Culture 

 Olympic Peninsula: Regenerate Salmon and 
Experience Tribal Culture

Learn, Serve & Immerse in the North Olympic Peninsula!  Participants will take in the beauty of this magnificent part of Washington State while learning about salmon habitat recovery and engaging with the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe.

 

On this enriching three-day adventure, participants will spend a day of learning with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, enjoy a guided hike and engage in culturally immersive experiences with the tribe, including a totem tour, carving experiences at the House of Myths, and a Northwest inspired welcome dinner,  celebrating the Jamestown S’Klallam traditions reflecting an abundance of the sea, land and sky. Participants will also connect to the beauty of the natural environment by hiking among the stunning Olympic Peninsula landscape.

 

These adventures will take place over select 3-day weekends in September and October 2021, however you may also contact us for custom dates for your group.   Discounts offered to family accommodations, and space is limited, so act quickly to book over the weekend of and October 15-17.

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 Immerse

Our travelers become immersed in the culture of the communities we visit by experiencing daily life with the locals!   By authentically engaging with our host communities, we learn to honor and respect diverse and traditional cultures and bring those cherished memories home with us. 

On this unique trip to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, guests will enjoy enriching cultural experiences with our hosts, the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, including a salmon bake, blessings and native storytelling, a totem tour, and carving experiences at the House of Myths. 

In addition, by working to help the salmon habitat recovery along the Dungeness and Elwha rivers, participants will hear stories and perspectives of local citizens and organizations working towards restoring vitality to the region. 

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LEARN

This community-based experience provides participants with the opportunity to learn and grow by working on a regenerative project to help rebuild salmon habitat along the Dungeness or Elwha Rivers, and immerse in the history and culture of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.

Learning themes unique to the educational experience with our community partners include:

  • The history, culture and preservation of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe

  • Salmon recovery on the Olympic Peninsula and how  public lands are managed.

  • Land stewardship, including salmon habitat rehabilitation practices.

  • Develop knowledge and skills about tree planting and invasive species removal

  • Understanding salmon habitat ecosystems, and the intersection of human needs and natural cycles.

SERVE

Global Family Travels has partnered with two non-profit organizations on the Olympic Peninsula, North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC) and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, to host several weekend immersion trips blending education, service, and recreation.    Each weekend trip includes a half day of service work that focuses on salmon habitat recovery, along with guided outdoor adventures and facilitated discussions with our community partners about the recovery work.   activities that involve either tree planting on the Dungeness River, or invasive species removal along the Elwha River.

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