Service, Education and Adventure (SEA)
Our Work in the World:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Through strategic partnerships, Service, Education and Adventure (SEA) works to support innovative, nature-connected, service and adventure education experiences that engage participants in real-world learning, hands-on citizen science, meaningful service to protect and restore our environment, personal exploration, and conversations that leave participants informed, inspired, nourished, connected and empowered to make positive change in the world.
Service, Education & Adventure began its work in 2006 as a collaborative effort by partners with a shared vision. SEA’s work rapidly evolved, and SEA registered as a Washington State nonprofit corporation in 2008. Since that time, SEA has created and collaborated to provide outdoor, nature connected, service and adventure education in the Salish Sea region to more than 2000 students and educators. We have been honored to partner with more than 50 organizations, including Coupeville, Edmonds, Lake Washington, Seattle, Sedro Woolley and South Whidbey school districts, Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Antioch University, University of Washington Center for the Study of At-Risk Students, Western Washington University, Seattle Pacific University, Edmonds Community College, Upper Skagit Tribal Community, Swinomish Tribal Community, Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team, United States Department of Education, People for Puget Sound, Youth Opportunity Movement of Seattle King County, Young Women Empowered, and others.
In 2013, SEA invited Calyx Community Arts School to formally partner with SEA, and agreed to serve as Calyx’s fiscal sponsor. SEA and Calyx entered into a creative agreement with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, which helped create a base for SEA and Calyx at South Whidbey State Park. Through Calyx, SEA’s current flagship program, SEA staff, program participants and volunteers serve as stewards of South Whidbey State Park. They are housed at the former state park ranger house, which provides an indoor classroom for their mostly outdoor programming. For more information about Calyx’s one-of-a-kind Washington state park based learning center, visit www.CalyxSchool.com.