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Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:12 a.m.

Field tripping to the capitol

  • Photo by Jenny Bardsley

  • Photo by Jenny Bardsley

Last Friday I joined families from Edmonds School District for a special day in Olympia, where we toured the capitol and met with legislators. Our number one goal was to ask our senators and representatives to fully fund basic education.

I had never visited the capitol before and was truly blown away by its architectural beauty. The tour began in a reception room that was wall-to-wall marble. Later on we visited the House, the Senate and the governor's conference room. The tour guides did a great job keeping young children entertained while also teaching them about government and state history.

I almost didn't go on this field trip because I was put off by the two-hour drive through Seattle work traffic. But I'm so glad I made the journey! It was like being a tourist in my own state.

So if you ever get the chance to chaperone a field trip to Olympia, be sure to sign up. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Story tags » Education & SchoolsState politicsParenting

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