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Schools and Organizations - Statewide

These schools and organizations offer courses and programs for learning about the biodiversity of Washington State.

The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

As the state's official natural history and cultural museum, the Burke is dedicated to sharing knowledge about the natural world and people's place in it. They strive to inspire respect for and curiosity about human life, nature, and the environment.

Environmental Education Association of Washington

The Environmental Education Association of Washington (EEAW) is Washington’s professional association for environmental educators and stakeholders.  A membership based organization, EEAW is dedicated to increasing the awareness of and support for environmental education in the state of Washington.

North American Association for Environmental Education

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) provides this list of organizations in Washington State.

North Cascades Institute

With programs in many of the state's ecoregions, the North Cascade Institute works to inspire close relationships with nature through direct experiences in the natural world. Since 1986, this nonprofit organization has worked to conserve and restore Northwest environments through education. Their Learning Center is in the North Cascades Ecoregion.

Northwest Service Academy

An Americorps Program that addresses critical environmental and educational needs. The Northwest Service Academy offices are in Vancouver, and they have programs throughout Washington.

EOS Alliance

EOS Alliance’s (formerly Northwest Environmental Education Council) mission is to foster an ecologically sustainable world through diverse educational opportunities, professional training, and strategic partnerships.

Pacific Education Institute

The Pacific Education Institute (PEI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educators with the skills, resources and assessment tools necessary to help children understand the complex relationships between our natural and social environments. PEI promotes real-world, inquiry-based, integrated learning that improves student achievement while creating scientifically and socially literate decision makers.

Washington Native Plant Society Education Committee

The Education Committee of the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) encourages educators throughout the state to develop projects about native plants and plant habitats for their classes. Grants for WNPS members, funded by WNPS member dues, are available for education projects that further the goals of WNPS. Education grants are also available for projects linked to gardens, museums, parks and other public displays of or about native plants.

Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks offer a variety of interpretive programs and facilities for individuals and groups.

Wilderness Awareness School

The Wilderness Awareness School is a national not-for-profit environmental education organization established in 1983 and based in Duvall, Washington.

Woodland Park Zoo Wild Wise Program

Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo offers Wild Wise, an award-winning, statewide outreach program. Wild Wise offers both in-class as well as outdoor options.

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