Friday video: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound

Long before Seattle existed, this area was home to Native Americans with deep knowledge of the abundant natural food resources of the area. This video, part of the Burke Museum's "Salish Bounty" project, shows what archeologists learned about traditional Coast Salish food from looking at 130 archaelogical sites in the area and talking with local tribal members.

For more information on the project, including recorded stories from tribal members, see   

SustainableUW Festival visits UW daycare

During the SustainableUW Festival our office asked a UW daycare to help us celebrate by coloring pictures of our mascot, Sqwatch. When we stopped by at the end of the festival to see the artwork, we brought a surprise - Wizard, a representative from the Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League. We also got an added bonus, as the children were dressed up for Halloween. 

Check out pictures from the day, as well as some of the coloring entries, below.


Green Seattle Day

Help keep Seattle green this Saturday!

The 10th annual Green Seattle Day starts Saturday, Nov. 7, at 9 a.m. in parks throughout Seattle. The event brings together hundreds of volunteers to plant thousands of trees and other plants in parks throughout Seattle. Green Seattle Day is a celebration of the forest that makes this the Emerald City. Help us keep it that way!

Bike back in time with the Tweed Ride on Oct. 15

It's jolly good time for the UW's first Tweed Ride A Tweed Ride? Why, the concept is simple. Attire yourself in something timeless and tweedy and then tour around our rustic campus by bicycle. Join us for a unique mid-day sojourn which should not be missed! We will stop in select places to admire the finest campus buildings, enjoy sipping hot chocolate, hear tales of the past, and make photographs of our dapper cohort. Meet on the southern face of Hansee Hall just before noon on Thursday, October 15.