Confronting climate change aboard a floating classroom

Crossposted from Inside Transportation

The King County Water Taxi functioned as a floating classroom recently for a firsthand lesson on how King County is confronting climate change.

On an unusually hot day on the waterfront, in the midday hours when our vessels are docked, the Marine Division hosted 13 high-schoolers from the Woodland Park Zoo’s Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (Seattle Youth CAN). They boarded the Sally Fox for our new “Floating Classroom” program, designed to engage students of all ages in environmental and climate change education, and introduce them to internship and job opportunities in both King County and our region’s maritime industry.

KCDOT Director Harold Taniguchi praised the students for their commitment to addressing climate change, and advised them to be thoughtful in how they pursued their future careers, “Luck is where opportunity meets preparedness,” he said. “Always work hard, learn as much as possible, and be ready when an opportunity comes your way.”

Read more at Inside Transportation

View a video about how the Water Taxi is teaching students below.