We work with local schools and community members to offer customizable educational opportunities at the Rhododendron Preserve. The Preserve is an amazing property to engage and inspire student curiosity. From the abundant salmon runs in the fall, to the lush green forest in the spring and summer, the Preserve is the ideal outdoor environment to observe the power of environmental preservation.
Our volunteer instructors are local environmental professionals and enthusiasts who truly enjoy sharing their knowledge of local plants, animals and conservation.
Get Inspired by Examples of Previous Field Trips
Private, guided salmon education programs during the salmon spawning season, for groups of up to 15 people. Hike the Big Tree trail, view salmon in Wildcat, Lost, and Chico Creeks, and learn about the importance of protecting the Chico watershed.
Kitsap Salmon Tours
Earth Day teach-in, hosted by the Foundation, for South Kitsap High School’s AP Environmental Studies and Oceanography students. The students learned from EPA scientists and hiked the Big Tree trail.
Earth Day Teach-in
A local Girl Scouts troop adopted a section of the Rhododendron Preserve and our volunteers taught the Scouts about land stewardship, the importance of trees, and how to remove scotch broom.