IslandWood | Bainbridge Island, Puget Sound, Washington
STUDENT POPULATION: No permanent students. 4,000 4th, 5th and 6th grade students annually attend the School Overnight Program.
DESCRIPTION: IslandWood is a 255-acre outdoor learning center located on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle. The intention of this center is to provide learning experiences in a natural setting which will inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship.
Although the primary focus is on education for students in grades K-12, IslandWood also offers programs and community events for adults, families and professionals. Visiting students are taught by residential graduate students who are participating in the Graduate Residency in Education, Environment and Community (EEC), a partnership with the University of Washington.
Teton Science Schools | Grand Teton National Park
STUDENT POPULATION: PreK-12 Journeys school, Teacher Learning Center, Conservation Research Center and other programs totalling 12,636 annual participants.
DESCRIPTION: Teton Science Schools has been teaching about the natural world and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 1967. The organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature and its extension, place-based education. Seven innovative programs serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world.
Sierra Nevada College | Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
STUDENT POPULATION: 1,025 - 500 undergraduates and 525 graduate students
Located just 3 blocks away from Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada College is a liberal-arts college set in a rural 18 acre campus.
Sierra Nevada College graduates will be educated to be scholars of and contributors to a sustainable world. Sierra Nevada College combines the liberal arts and professional preparedness through an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes environmental, social, economic and educational sustainability.