"A huge thank you to PIE for funding the continuation of the "Invertebrates in Schools" for the Fall of 2014! Thank you to Bianca Perla of Vashon Nature Center for her partnership, vision and expertise to make this program a reality. Thank you to the VNC science volunteers for their enthusiastic engagement with the students. Students have the unique experience of working with expert scientists on a real science problem. By learning about the macroinvertebrates as Biological Indicators of the health of Shinglemill Creek, the students then act as real scientists by being part of an ongoing local ecological study."