“BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH ACCESS TO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION”

“DESAROLLAR COMUNIDAD POR MEDIO DEL ACCESO A LA EDUCACION AMBIENTAL”

Vamos Outdoors Project (VOP) works to connect communities to environmental education opportunities through fundraising, outreach, and partnerships with local educational organizations.  We primarily work with the Latinx and ELL community, focusing on groups that can find language and culture exchange opportunities to build a sense of place within their ecosystem.

VOP provides scholarships to local youth.  Working in co-operation with Family Liaison committee at the Bellingham School District and the families at Sterling Meadows, we reach out to youth who will benefit from these experiences, and cover their tuition to participate in environmental education programming.  We send our scholarship recipients on trips with Vamos Education, a local bi-lingual environmental education organization, and are working with VITAL Climbing Gym to provide Spanish speaking youth with access to the climbing gym.