Alderleaf Wilderness College Alderleaf Wilderness College is a nature education center and wilderness survival school. Alderleaf offers innovative permaculture, wildlife tracking, nature education, sustainable living, and wilderness survival courses in the Pacific Northwest.View Resources
South Sound Estuary AssociationSouth Sound Estuary Association (SSEA) was founded in 2007 as a result of community interest to establish an estuary and marine education center in the South Sound. It is important that the public has opportunities to visit and learn about estuaries, history, marine life and Puget Sound. The new center is planned to be built somewhere along Budd Inlet in downtown Olympia, WA.
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Nisqually Reach Nature CenterThe Nisqually Reach Nature Center has been offering estuarine environmental education at Luhr Beach since 1982. Through the years, our emphasis has changed from general public outreach to our current focus on providing supplemental classroom, laboratory, and field trip opportunities for schools in the Thurston and Pierce counties area and beyond. In a typical year, upwards of 2,000 school kids, mostly in grades 5 through 12, visit the Nature Center with their teachers and parents. We also support and sponsor estuarine research opportunities for South Puget Sound college students. We also offer summer day camps to students in marine and near shore estuarine science.
Our 2,100 sq. ft. facility at Luhr Beach is on the shore of Puget Sound on the west side of Nisqually Delta at the mouth of McAllister Creek. We receive use of our building through a cooperative agreement with the Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, which also maintains a boat launch and fishing pier here at Luhr Beach.
We are organized as a nonprofit corporation, with 501 (c) (3) status. We are governed by a board of directors with members drawn from the local business community, higher education institutions, and state resource management agencies.no resources
Save Habitat And Diversity Of WetlandsSave Habitat And Diversity Of Wetlands (SHADOW) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded through a community effort to ensure the sustainability of Shadow Lake Bog and other unique habitats within Jenkins Creek Basin through education and preservation. It has placed almost 95 contiguous acres of unique wetland and forest habitat under protection for its ecological and social contributions to the community. SHADOW has partnered with local organizations and agencies to provide opportunities in forest restoration, land preservation, education and community involvement.no resources
Get TogetherLink for Learning—Join schools, campuses, and community resources for student achievement and a sustainable future.no resources
Lead GreenLead the Change—Turn school sites, campuses, businesses, and public places into learning laboratories and sustainability models.no resources
Connect UpAct Locally, Share Globally—Through networking and technology, create a system of inclusive leadership and diverse partnerships to achieve education for sustainable communities.View Resources
Build SupportThe Buck Starts Here—Garner the funds necessary to provide equitable, adequate coverage and meaningful impact of education for sustainable communities.no resources
Go OutNo Person Left Inside!—Give everybody safe and appealing ways to explore and find a sense of place in their social and natural communities.no resources