Environmental Education

Person I admire most and why: “One of my professors, Wendy Walker, always really inspired me. She really connected with her students on a level I’ve never seen before.”

The goal of the study is to create measurable data in order to quantify the effectiveness of nature as an intervention for foster children with ADHD. We will use the Applied Behavior Analysis tool, a widely accepted methodology for assessing the effectiveness of an intervention on ADHD symptoms…

The North Cascades Institute has been teaching visitors about the natural history, environment and wildlife of the mountainous region since 1986. The institute today offers a variety of programs that help make the North Cascades accessible to visitors of all ages.…

Five years ago, Jess learned how to SCUBA dive and discovered the wonders of the world under the surface. Her life hasn’t been the same since. After working as a SCUBA diving instructor in Egypt and Mozambique, she moved back to the Pacific Northwest to earn a Master’s in Environmental Education…

Jody Gerdts, a valuable leader in Marla Spivak's Bee Squad at the University of Minnesota, is a fourth generation beekeeper from Appleton, Wisc., who has spent the last decade in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Education and an M…

After supporting kids’ outdoor education for seven years through her leadership of the North Cascades Institute’s Wild program in Sedro-Woolley, educator Amy Brown of Bellingham has received some support of her own.
Brown was awarded the 2011 E3 Washington Award of Excellence in the…

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has hired Stephanie Bennett as corporate responsibility manager.

With this new position, the OIA corporate responsibility department grows to two full-time employees, reflecting the association’s commitment to better serve the…

While families traveled about the country by car and plane to be with relatives for the Thanksgiving holiday last week, three friends were traveling by canoe with their sights set on the Port of Ilwaco.

Western Washington University student Marc Van Grinsven, and Dan Blessing and Greta…

Be sure and wave and tip your hat to the pioneering spirit of adventure and challenge if you see three young adults paddling a birchbark canoe down the Columbia River today.

Dan Blessing, Marc VanGrinsven and Greta Arnquist resumed their journey down Washington’s mighty Columbia this…

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