Students Touring WA and OR for Science

Seventeen high school and college students from the Yakima Valley are spending the next two weeks hitting the road for science.

It's a program put on by Heritage University -- students will be visiting various tribes throughout the states of Washington and Oregon, learning about the ecosystem and natural resource management.

It's the first program of its kind at the university, and students say they are excited to learn alongside local high schoolers.

"Children are the best scientists in the world because, for one, they ask a lot of questions," said Sophomore Michelle George, "And they ask questions that I don't think of sometimes, but it will get there. Having so much youth around is very exciting, it'll keep me on my toes."

The students are expected to log more than 1,500 travel miles over the next two weeks.