Ida Nason Aronica Forest

Unleashing children’s well-being through Nature.

Ellensburg, Washington, USA
Miyawaki Forest




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The area of the SUGi Pocket Forest.
The site of the Ida Nason Aronica Forest in Ellensburg, USA.

“This forest will help our community in many ways. Many of our students have social emotional needs that are not effectively met in a traditional classroom. Having an outdoor focus, task and place to connect with a growing forest will provide a space for students to build their social emotional skills. Having the opportunity for outdoor shared learning will allow students to make cross curricular connections with science, the environment, literacy and math.”

Joanne Duncan, Principal at Ida Nason Aronica

Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), a native North American shrub, plays a vital environmental role. It thrives in diverse habitats, offering shelter and nesting spots for wildlife. Its dark berries serve as a nutritious food source for various animals.
Mockorange (Philadelphus Lewisii) is a deciduous shrub renowned for its delightful fragrance. Native to various regions across the Northern Hemisphere, it serves as a haven for various pollinators, making it ecologically significant.
The Beaked Hazelnut (Corylus cornuta) provides habitat and food for wildlife, and its nutritious hazelnuts are valued by both animals and humans. Indigenous communities have historically utilized its various parts for medicinal and practical purposes.
The Douglas Maple (Acer glabrum var douglasii) is a deciduous tree found in western North America, known for its vibrant foliage. Thriving in diverse habitats, from mountain slopes to streambanks, it plays a vital role in supporting wildlife.

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