Expand the Institute’s Exploring Plankton! lendable backpacks program by creating three new backpacks that will be available to classrooms and the public.
Offer diverse Seattle youth a paid opportunity to gain environmental education and workforce development skills through hands-on conservation projects at local parks and green spaces.
Enable the Vashon Nature Center to participate in an on-going community science effort to estimate wildlife population sizes for black bear, cougar, black-tailed deer, Roosevelt elk, bobcat, and coyote throughout the Salish Sea region.
Reduce threats to the survival of the critically-endangered Southern Resident orcas by supporting public conservation education work on Orca Month and the Give Them Space campaign.
Support a gathering of more than 200 Salish Sea Ecoregion land conservation practitioners at the 2022 Northwest Land Camp, and underwrite a six-part Equitable Communications in Land Conservation workshop series.
Provide Land Labs sessions to approximately 300 students at Mountain View Middle School. The Land Labs program uses standards-based curriculum to connect students to the land and cultivate stewardship values in the next generation.
Develop an educational toolkit for the Foodlands Corridor Restoration Program, in partnership with local Indigenous communities and agricultural landholders.
Expand an immersive science education pilot project for high school students using virtual reality to connect students with the local marine food web, to be available to schools throughout Washington state.
Promote education, engagement and stewardship to help improve the region’s habitat conditions for the Coastal Cutthroat Trout through a speaker’s education series.
Create a new interactive curriculum on ecological forestry for an estimated 2,700 students from the densely urban Highline School District. The project will help deepen the students’ connection to the forested hinterlands of the Salish Sea watershed.
Double the number of K-12 students who can participate in field trips that provide education about estuarine ecology and conservation, include a forest walk and observations of saltwater and freshwater wetland ecosystems.
Offer financially-insecure and diverse urban youth a paid opportunity to gain environmental education and workforce development skills through hands-on conservation projects at local parks and green spaces.