Wild Whatcom is a non-profit organization founded by experienced outdoor educators with the shared vision of providing innovative experiential education in Whatcom County, Washington. Exploring, serving, and connecting with nature, self, and others are the foundation of all our offerings.
We currently offer four programs to a variety of ages: Boys and Girls Explorers Club, Wild Whatcom Walks, Wild Things, and Neighborhood Nature. These programs share the mission of Wild Whatcom to foster a lifelong connection with nature and community through outdoor exploration and service. The video below shares more about our programs from the voices of our participants and staff. Enjoy!
It all started in 2004 when one mother began to regularly guide her children and their friends along the beaches and trails throughout Whatcom County. Their shared inquiry, discovery, and play naturally materialized into the place-based and community-centered environmental education programs of Wild Whatcom.
The inspiration to develop ecological stewards and empowered leaders remains the same today. Using nature as our tool, programs and staff facilitate personal, social, emotional, and cognitive transformation among groups and individuals. These life skills are nurtured alongside naturalist skills to build high quality, healthy relationships with self, others, and the earth.
As families and friends exchange stories about the transformation and growth among participants, requests for our programs continue. Our goal is to serve and meet the needs of our community. We work hard to ensure accessible programs to a diverse audience, and are committed to quality education, effective community engagement, and sound business practices.
For more information about our programs or other opportunities, please contact us at email@example.com or (360) 389-3414.