Since the opening of the Outdoor Classroom in 1997, Whidbey Watershed Stewards has presented a steady program of K-5 lessons in spring and fall sessions. Each lesson is aligned with grade level learning objectives and is developed and guided by our staff. We have grown and adapted our lessons over the years, and continue to improve and meet the needs of teachers and students.
Volunteer instructors are an important part of our program; we would not be able to offer these small-group lessons without them. We provide two single day trainings at the beginning of each session, and volunteers are supported throughout their service by our staff. Learn more about how to volunteer as an instructor by clicking this page.
Our curriculum is updated and revised frequently to keep pace with changes in science, education theory, and the focus of the school system.
Bring a class or group of ten or more K-6 students to the Outdoor Classroom to learn more about watersheds, salmon, and this place we inhabit. For schools or groups outside of South Whidbey School District, we charge a $5 fee per student to cover our program costs. Contact Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to schedule a group!
The self-guided trail at the Outdoor Classroom property is open for exploration year-round. We only ask that you respect the nature preserve and not disturb the wildlife and plants. Please have your dog on a leash while you walk, and pick up poop. The trail and boardwalk platforms are wheelchair accessible. A brochure at the information kiosk explains the viewpoints and the watershed system. Comments can be left in the kiosk mailbox.