Jasmine Kraus won the 2016 young conservationist of the year award
Eight year old Jasmine Kraus is the leader of the group called "Nature Kids" at Olivia Park Elementary School in South Everett. As the leader of her team, she was able to get her fellow students working together to study the problem of litter. They counted and classified the litter and graphed how much and where they found the litter on their school campus. They presented the information and then worked to pick up and recycle the litter.
In addition to helping to lead a litter campaign, Jasmine takes leadership in the garden at her school. She volunteers every Thursday - rain or shine - because she loves gardening and being outside.