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Ash Street Station Project


Lands Council:

A local non-profit, The Lands Council, built a Mycology Lab in Bay 2, for a new bioremediation project that is focused on mushrooms. TLC works to preserve and revitalize Inland Northwest forests, water, and wildlife through advocacy, education, effective action, and community engagement. The Lands Council collaborates with a broad range of interested parties to seek smart and mutually respectful solutions to environment and health issues. In their new lab at the Ash St Station, they are conducting experiments with mushrooms that have the potential to degrade toxic pollutants. In collaboration with the City of Spokane, the first of these cutting edge studies aims to test the mushroom’s abilities to digest PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) out of stormwater run off; a very challenging source of pollution to the Spokane River. The potential applications for this technology are extensive, and The Lands Council hopes to use it in future restoration efforts.

The Lands Council envisions a future where the forests of the Inland Northwest are protected for a diversity of wildlife species, and provide our communities with a source of plentiful clean water. They envision a public that understands the importance of protecting forests and water from the top of the mountains to the tap. They envision a Spokane River that supports native fish and is safe for people to recreate and fish in. They envision a community that is resilient and prepared for climate change and are careful stewards of our sole source aquifer.

The Lands Council works to meet their mission and vision by setting a number of goals some of which include: Permanently protect the Inland Northwest’s wildlands and roadless areas; Restore and revitalize the watersheds in our region, from the forested headwaters, to the urban users; Begin restoring the Coeur d’Alene River ecosystem in Idaho and protect the bi-state aquifer; Protect fish and wildlife, particularly endangered species; Reduce the risk of Spokane and Kootenai County citizens, particularly ethnic and economically disadvantaged people, from the health hazards of lead, PCB’s and other toxics in our rivers and aquifer; Increase the capacity of environmental educators in our region; Protect communities from wildfire through education and outreach; Create awareness and a response to climate change. mpetersen@landscouncil.org or hmontez@landscouncil.org. or call Mike or Heidi at 838.4912.

Ammonite Ink:

This is a small family-owned and operated business which produces BIG results! There is no job too large or small for Randi or Jeff to undertake from size newborn clothing to XXXL adults and bags and packs and any other silk-screenable item in between Ammonite can make it what you want it to be!

For more information about the work and projects of Ammonite Ink please visit their website at www.ammoniteink.com/.

Ammonite Ink too, is prepared to instruct in silk-screening and graphic arts. Interest in such instruction should be directed to Matt at 795.8955 or by emailing him at mhutchinson@fulcrumdispute.com.

Art Salvage:

Art Salvage is Spokane's first creative reuse organization connecting creativity and sustainability in our community. A place where you can donate usable art materials, buy unique creative supplies, and get your upcycled craft on- all in one place.

Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

The Community School

The Community School (TCS) is a ‘choice’ project based high school that offers an innovative option for students grades nine through twelve. Our instructional approach is grounded in strong relationships plus rigorous, relevant learning that prepares students for college and career success. We belong to the New Tech Network (NTN) of schools. NTN was founded in Napa, California, in 1996 and is made up of nearly 200 schools in 28 states and Australia.

The NTN approach to learning has four elements:

Culture that Empowers By making learning relevant and creating a collaborative learning culture, students become connected to, engaged with, and challenged by their school, teachers and peers. Each school promotes a culture of trust, respect and responsibility.

Teaching that Engages By engaging students through project-based learning, students become problem-solvers. Teachers design complex, authentic challenges that engage students, require them to demonstrate mastery of knowledge, and foster written and oral communication skills.

Technology that Enables Through a technology-rich environment, teachers and students create, communicate, access information, and experience self-directed learning utilizing ECHO, NTN’s online learning platform.

Outcomes that Matter Learning outcomes also measure collaboration, written and oral communication, and students’ responsibility for their own learning. Performance assessments measure the knowledge and thinking of students to help them become proficient in producing college-level work.

At The Community School, students engage in both collaborative and individual projects that are authentic and linked to community connections. By making learning relevant to them in this way, students see a purpose for mastering state-required skills and content concepts. Students ‘own their learning’ and develop the 21st century skills needed for success beyond TCS.

Who chooses The Community School?

Students who are interested in an innovative and challenging approach to high school can apply to The Community School. Our students and staff have created a focused community of learners who demonstrate a growth mindset in all we do. The expectations are high; initiative and commitment to learning is central to success at TCS.

For more information, visit www.spokaneschools.org/tcs. For more information about the New Tech Network, visit www.newtechnetwork.org.

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Fulcrum Institute 
 1212 N Washington, Ste 206 Rock Pointe One

Spokane, WA. 99201
(509) 838.2799