Wildsight Education

It’s no secret that change and education go hand in hand. Our children are the future stewards of the planet. The goals of our education programs are simple yet powerful: get children outside into their wild backyards in order to instill a sense of connection and place, and to give them the tools to face the challenges of sustainability with knowledge and inspiration.

 

Our education programs are delivered throughout the Columbia Basin by a team of inspiring educators and are directly linked to grade-specific Big Ideas.

Since 2001, Wildsight Education programs have connected over 90,000 kids with the natural world. Classroom With Outdoors and Winter Wonder make ecology come alive through hands-on activities like dip-netting, water quality testing and examining ice crystals in the snow. Nature Through the Seasons and EcoStewards take students on a deeper dive, providing multiple opportunities for inquiry, action and place-based learning throughout the school year. 

Beyond Recycling, our 24-week sustainability education program tackles topics such as energy, waste and consumption, and empowers students to come up with creative solutions to environmental challenges. 

Know Your Watershed, a program we deliver on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust, teaches Grade 9 students where their water comes from, how it’s used and what happens to it after it goes down the drain. The program culminates in a project initiated by the students to improve the health of their local watershed. 

Go Wild and Columbia River Field School provide immersive multi-day adventures for high school students, challenging them to go beyond their limits and explore the deep and complex stories told by our region’s mountains and rivers.

Give the gift of awe and wonder by donating to our education programs here.

For inspiration, ideas, and resources to get your learners outside, visit our Environmental Education Resources page.

Wildsight educators are following all COVID-19 guidelines to ensure safe measures are in place for all programs. Click to read our policies and procedures.


Education News

We challenge you to watch this workshop and not feel a deeper sense of connection to nature on your next walk in the woods of…Read More 
Absolutely riveting! A new perspective on some connections to the Columbia RiverThe second in our 'Wild Wednesdays'  Local Lore workshop series, 'History Of…Read More 
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to not run the Columbia River Field School (CRFS) in…Read More 
Well that sure was ssssssssuper.The first in our 'Wild Wednesdays'  Local Lore workshop series, 'Garter Snake Shenanigans' hosted by snake champion and Senior…Read More 

Annual Report 2020

March 12, 2021
This was a year of unexpected challenges, and monumental victories. We love taking stock of where we're at now through our annual report; it gives us a chance to reflect on where we've been, and where we're headed.Read More 
Jessie Caza (née King) stands at the front of the class, mask on. A classroom of Grade 9 students squirm and fidget as the…Read More 
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Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES