Share your love of the environment! Outdoor Classroom Volunteer Teachers Needed
Volunteers provide school aged children in our community memorable half-day nature experiences at the Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom.
Join the talented crew of Outdoor Classroom volunteer teachers and help make these rich experiences happen. Whidbey Watershed Stewards staff provide the lesson plans, training, and all the tools you need to be successful! No experience is necessary.
Two opportunities for Fall 2018 Volunteer Teacher Training are on:
Lunch and good conversation provided!
The classroom is located at 7015 Maxwelton Rd, Clinton.
Fall details coming soon!
Volunteers choose their teaching days and times. It is helpful to volunteer for one teaching day per week, or more if available.
To sign up or for more information, contact Education Director Lori O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a volunteer opportunity that will make a positive impact on your local watershed? Consider joining us for one of these upcoming work parties.
You bring gloves, boots, a water-bottle, and dress for the weather – We’ll bring tools and show you what to do!
Upcoming Stewardship Work Parties
Please email email@example.com with questions, or to RSVP!
Salmon Enchanted Evening
Each summer, we invite WWS donors to our biggest fundraiser of the year called Salmon Enchanted Evening. This is a private event, by invitation only. Inquire via email or add your name to our e-newsletter mailing list for an invitation to this year’s event!
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – Many thanks to our attendees and donors, whose contributions fund our education programs!
Click the image or link below to read our December 2017 Newsletter!
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December 2017 Newsletter (PDF – 6MB)
Please contact us if you have interest or expertise in any of these areas – we’d love your help in accomplishing these goals.
This year’s Salmon in the Classroom season began in January 2018 when Whidbey Watershed Stewards identified a group of 5th Grade Salmon Ambassadors to join us on a field trip to the Wallace River Hatchery to pick up 250 salmon eggs!
We divided the eggs between two aquatic tanks, one in the office at South Whidbey Middle School (Grades 5-8), and the other in the hallway at South Whidbey Elementary School (Grades K-4)! The 5th grade Salmon Ambassadors have been taught how to monitor and care for the juvenile salmon, tracking water temperature and other indicators of salmon development.
Here is a video of salmon eggs that have developed into alevin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfwxUUnA9zE
Here is a video of those same juvenile salmon, who have developed into fry:
5th Grade Salmon Ambassadors. Photo by Laura Canby
Students from the 2017 fifth-grade class students released salmon fry into Maxwelton Creek on in April 24 as part of the Salmon in the Classroom project. The 2017 sponsor was Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club.
Click to view a fun video of the salmon fry release on the South Whidbey Schools Foundation page!
The Whidbey Watershed Stewards organization was honored to be highlighted by Thriving Communities in early 2016.
Please enjoy the wonderful video they created to tell our story. Share it far and wide, because as Thriving Communities says, “the ripples of energy and connection of hope and action throughout our bioregion and beyond has a catalytic effect.”
Whidbey Watershed Stewards from WhidbeyTV on Vimeo.