July 13, 2010 - On July 13, thirty-five teachers from schools in King and Pierce Counties gathered at Fairwood Country Club in the Renton Highlands for First Green training. Through hands-on activities, teachers learned how soil composition affects water flow, the best grass seed for the course (and for their yards), effective irrigation techniques for golf courses and homes, and how to test water for nitrates that are harmful to fish. They also got to try to sink a few on the putting green.
"Our teachers are anxious to get their students out to the golf course. We look forward to working with you in the future,” wrote Mark Champoux, Summer Institute Site Coordinator
In addition to learning how the golf course is an excellent learning lab, educators earned continuing education credits through the Summer Institute program. They also got to meet golf course superintendents from local courses ready to host field trips.
See the Educator section for more information on Field Trips