Department of EcologyThe Mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment, and promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. In order to fulfill our mission and move Washington forward in a global economy, the Dept. of Ecology has three goals:
Clean up pollution
Support sustainable communities and natural resources 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.
Please visit http://sseacenter.org for more informationno resources
EarthCorpsSince 1993, EarthCorps has brought young people from across Washington State and the United States and from around the world to restore habitat and lead environmental service volunteers. EarthCorps graduates now span the globe, from Alaska to Albania, Mongolia to Madagascar, Puget Sound to Peru, leading positive environmental change in their home communities.
EarthCorps provides training to 50+ corps program participants (a combination of AmeriCorps and international participants) and leads more than 11,000 volunteers around Puget Sound each year.
To learn more about EarthCorps, visit www.earthcorps.org. View Resources
Sound Experience aboard the schooner AdventuressThe schooner Adventuress is owned and operated by nonprofit Sound Experience and is Puget Sound’s environmental tall ship. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower all to care for our marine waterways. Built in 1913, Adventuress is a National Historic Landmark vessel and a “jewel of Puget Sound tall ships.” Each year, more than 3,000 children and teens climb aboard for day and overnight programs from ports throughout the Sound and the San Juan Islands where they experience the majesty of Puget Sound and learn how their daily actions make a difference. Sound Experience offers public sails where Members sail for free, and programs for teens, adults and families such as its popular Fantastic Voyages, Family Sails and Getaway for Grownups. To learn more, register online, or connect to Facebook, visit www.soundexp.org.View Resources
CDC Outreach SolutionsCDC Outreach Solutions is an environmental education consulting company that helps to meet the education and community involvement needs of NGO's, Tribes, government agencies and schools. CDC Outreach Solutions provides coordination and facilitation support for EE outreach events, fairs, workshops and meetings by providing project management and technical support. Additionally, CDC Outreach works with organizations by producing and disseminating EE information via, newsletters, brochures, flyers, press releases, web copy, and environmental issues fact sheets. no resources
NatureBridge in Olympic National ParkFounded in 1971 as Yosemite Institute, NatureBridge provides environmental field science education for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. Through residential education programs, NatureBridge connects students to the wonder and science of nature and inspires the stewards of tomorrow.
As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge serves more than 30,000 students each year and offers programs in six national parks: Olympic National Park, Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park, and Prince William Forest Park. NatureBridge also offers professional development opportunities for teachers, and family and youth programs. NatureBridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has a diverse group of partners, including Clif Bar, Google, Klean Kanteen, National Geographic Education Foundation, National Parks Conservation Association, Oracle and REI. For more information, visit www.naturebridge.org.
NatureBridge in Olympic National Park also offers the following programs and services:
* Family Learning Adventures
* Teacher Professional Development Workshops
* Conference and Retreat Facilities
Commitment to Diversity
We serve a diverse range of communities including underserved and under-resourced schools with a large number of academically at-risk youth. More than 25 percent of our field science participants and half of our participating schools receive scholarship assistance.
It is important to us that the students we serve reflect the diversity of youth in our region. Through robust community outreach, we ensure that the students we serve reflect the diverse socio-economic and ethnic demographic of students in our region. We work closely with the Lower Elwha Klallam and other local Tribes to serve the needs of tribal youth in the North Olympic Peninsula area.View Resources
Hazelrigs Architecture & Design, pllcHazelrigs Architecture designs green office space that results in increased profit for our clients.
We focus on Tenant Improvements and existing building modifications for tenants and properties in regional investment portfolios. We integrate green building into all our work, aligning green strategies to our client’s mission, vision and corporate strategy for business development.no resources
Washington Green SchoolsWashington Green Schools is a free web-based voluntary five-level certification program for all K-12 Washington schools. Categories include: Energy Efficiency, Recycling & Waste Reduction, Toxics reduction & Indoor Air Quality, Transportation & Outdoor Air Quality, Water Quality & Conservation. Goals include: 1) school campuses as green "labs" for the school community to reduce their environmental footprint; 2) empowering students as environmental stewards & leaders.no resources
Olympic National ParkGlacier capped mountains, wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of old-growth forests, including temperate rain forests -- at Olympic National Park, you can find all three. About 95% of the park is designated wilderness, which further protects these diverse and spectacular ecosystems.
Olympic is also known for its biological diversity. Isolated for eons by glacial ice, and later the waters of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Peninsula has developed its own distinct array of plants and animals. Eight kinds of plants and 15 kinds of animals are found on the peninsula but no where else on Earth.
The Outreach and Education Program at Olympic National Park aims to facilitate connections for students and all communities with the resources of Olympic National Park.