Grants Awarded 2016

Paul Wiseman Conservation Education

  • Sound Salmon Solutions provided Everett high school students with a hands-on restoration design and planning educational experience. Students completed a year-long project through multiple sessions led by Sound Salmon Solutions in the classroom and at an active habitat restoration project site. As students worked to solve real-world restoration design problems, they gained valuable experience and skills that will benefit them in future career opportunities.
  • The Pacific Shellfish Institute expanded Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum to Thurston County. The Thurston County program targeted students in the county’s school districts as well as local youth organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club. The curriculum is a place-based environmental literacy and community stewardship program focused on shellfish, pollution prevention, and ocean acidification in Puget Sound. The Institute also organized an Environmental Education Curriculum Fair.

Education

Montana Natural History Center
Purchase of naturalist tools to augment the Visiting Naturalist in the Schools program and the new Virtual Naturalist in Schools program.

Saint Martins University
Saint Martins Univ students work with participants of Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County to bring basic understanding of natural world, appreciation for natural resources, and importance of conservation through field trip opportunities throughout Thurston County.

Kittitas Environmental Education Network
Foundation funds help provide match for another grant to develop an outdoor school.

Clark Fork Coalition
Foundation funds are matched 3-1 with the aim to educate people of the Bitterroot Valley to work towards restoration and recognize emerging threats through a science-based watershed curriculum for middle-school classrooms.

Education Supporting Habitat

Washington State University Foundation
Education campaign for youth in Snohomish County about glaciers in the North Cascades with a climate change emphasis.

Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust
5th annual bioblitz centered in Judd Creek Watershed. The Trust will then combe all 5 years of bioblitz information into one database.

Northwest Watershed Institute
Development of school and community curriculum that includes planting 5000 native trees in Tarboo Watershed; part of 8-month educational program about ecological stewardship.

Bark
Intensive immersion educational and training program to expand field monitoring and data collection regarding logging in Mt. Hood National Forest.

Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland
Support for youth farming program in conjunction with Washington State University Research Center exposing students to the next generation in technology-based farming.

Cascadia Wildlands
Outreach activities in Devil’s Staircase, OR to support wilderness designation.

Education via Video Projects

I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition
Support to produce a documentary film depicting the success of the I-90 strategy, explaining that the work is not complete, and that the success of the wildlife corridors needs to be repeated elsewhere.

Conservation Northwest
Supporting 4-5 recreation-focused workshops and 4-5 meet-and-greet events regarding grizzly bear recovery in the North Cascades; also support video production for these events.

The Wilderness Society
Production of film regarding the Methow Valley and the perils of industrial copper mining near Mazama.