(Whidbey, website) http://calyxcommunityartsschool.wordpress.com/ Calyx Community Arts School
the 347-acre classroom at South Whidbey State Park
Calyx is a mostly outdoor, nature and arts based learning center for ages 5 through 8 that promotes outdoor education and deep nature connection for all children. Through a collaboration with Service, Education & Adventure and WA State Parks, since September 2013 Calyx has been based at South Whidbey State Park. Calyx also maintains a large children's garden at South Whidbey Tilth, and spends time working with the kids in the garden each week.
Calyx works with partner organizations, Service, Education & Adventure, South Whidbey Tilth and the School for Knowing Home, to support authentic learning for the whole child by working in and through nature, and fostering care for the natural world. Currently in its fourth year, Calyx has served over 80 students through is year-round learning cooperative and after school and summer programs.
(Whidbey, website) http://spu.edu/depts/casey/ At the turn of the 20th century, the U.S. Army opened a newly built fort that was to guard the entrance to Puget Sound. Located on Whidbey Island, the fort was named “Fort Casey” in honor of Brigadier General Thomas Lincoln Casey, the last U.S. Army chief of engineers. Fort Casey became part of the “triangle of fire,” along with Fort Worden and Fort Flagler, and its big guns were first fired on September 11, 1901. Within 20 years, Fort Casey was the fourth largest military post in Washington, housing 10 officers and 428 enlisted men.
The Army used the fortification until World War II and, when Fort Casey was decommissioned in the 1950s, Seattle Pacific University became the property’s owner — updating and renovating the buildings for groups like yours. Today, SPU continues to welcome school groups, churches, nonprofit organizations, and outdoor education classes to this remarkable historical site.
Known as “Camp Casey” by its many returning visitors, Camp Casey Conference Center continues to offer groups like yours the ideal place to reflect, excel, discover, and grow.
Call us toll-free at 866-661-6604 or fill out the Inquiry Form to make your reservation.
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(Whidbey, website) http://www.parks.wa.gov/volunteers/friends/ People need parks – and parks need people! The support and help given by friends groups are integral to preserving, maintaining and developing Washington state parks. Your help is vital to support state parks
(Whidbey, website) http://www.goosefoot.org/whatsgoosefoot.html One of the best things about living on South Whidbey Island is that close-knit feeling of a rural community that we all enjoy. It’s a feeling that has to do with belonging, with sharing values, and with being comfortable in our beautiful surroundings. It was that special
sense of South Whidbey community—and a strong desire to preserve it—that gave birth
(Whidbey, website) http://www.meerkerkgardens.org/visit.html Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, a not-for-profit garden open to the public, encompasses ten acres of display and educational gardens enveloped by forty-three acres of woodland preserve with 4+ miles of nature trails. Friends of Meerkerk memberships, plant sales, admission and contributions combine to care for the Gardens. We hope you enjoy your visit and visit often
(Whidbey, website) http://www.pacificriminstitute.org/ The Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship is a Christian nonprofit organization located on Whidbey Island in Washington's Puget Sound. We equip people and communities to live sustainably and care for Creation. We do this by restoring and preserving native ecosystems, researching restoration best practices, educating students of all ages in environmental stewardship, and serving our community through our trails and facilities.
Our work is an every day commitment to our community, the land, and to our God who "through Him all things were made". John 1:3
(Puget Sound, website) http://serviceedadventure.org/ SEA promotes engagement with community and spirited environmental stewardship by connecting youth and adults in real-world learning and meaningful service in the Puget Sound region.
(Whidbey, website) http://www.southwhidbeytilth.org/ Tilth's mission is to promote environmentally sound and sustainable agriculture. We are devoted to learning about and promoting ways in which to raise food, ornamentals, other farm crops and farm animals without damage to the environment.
(Whidbey, website) http://www.whidbeyaudubon.org/ Whidbey Audubon Society is dedicated to the understanding, appreciation, and protection of wildlife species
and their habitat on Whidbey Island and surrounding waters.
(Whidbey, website) http://whidbeyinstitute.org/about-whidbey-institute/ The Whidbey Institute is a place of renewal and inspiration, and home to the bold seekers of positive change. We nurture and connect people who are doing uncommon work for the common good. Woven throughout our work is the spirit of the 100 acres of northwest woodland and historic farmstead, which hold and energize everything that happens here.
(Whidbey, website) http://www.whidbeywatersheds.org/ Whidbey Watershed Stewards promotes nearshore and watershed health by linking water, land, wildlife and people on Whidbey Island through education, research, and restoration
(Island County, website) http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/island/ We hope you share our passion for these beautiful islands and will join us to understand, value, and protect Island County's priceless marine environment.