Participants Sought for Interactive Stormwater Festival

The City of Burien Seeks Volunteers and Station Educators to Inspire the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards
Posted on 05/17/2024
Students participate in StormFest Activity around a table.

The City of Burien seeks community members to support StormFest, an interactive stormwater festival for more than a thousand 6th-grade students at Highline Public Schools. StormFest will take place this year on June 4, 5, and 6 at Des Moines Beach Park.

Positions available include volunteers to help keep the event running smoothly, as well as station educators who will receive training and a stipend for co-teaching a fun, interactive stormwater lesson.

StormFest was intentionally designed as an equitable education opportunity for all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or English language learning status. There are several dual-language classes taught in English and Spanish.

“StormFest is a truly unique event, offering an interactive way for students to learn about a topic in a more hands-on setting, away from the classroom” said Liz Wonder, sustainability manager for the City of Burien. “It's heartening to see students and teachers show enthusiasm for community-wide solutions around storm water pollution. My hope is to be the spark for the next generation of environmental professionals.”

Those interested are invited to apply online at by May 19. A training day will be held on May 29.

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