San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide

Resources for our residents and community wellness through health and social services, education and volunteering.


Whimsy in the Woods

Director: Libby Valluzzi

Organization physical address: PO Box 304, Lopez Island, WA, 98261.

Email Director: fiddlehead3@gmail.com

Phone number Director: 206-913-1319

Organization Website: http://www.islandchildrenoutdoors.wordpress.com

Organization Mission Statement: Whimsy in the Woods is an Outdoor Enrichment Program in which children: feel a sense of connection and love for the natural world; discover the world and the people they share it with; have the freedom to wonder, dream, and learn about things that tickle them; develop their own passions that trigger a never-ending well of learning; engage with the real world by being active participants in it; develop into competent, unique individuals that are capable of leading successful and fulfilling lives.

Registered Business structure/Charitable status: (501(c)3, 503, LLC, community based social group) Small Business.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Children ages 5-10. Full-day childcare / forest education program currently running Summertime only (June-Sept). Located on the South-end of Lopez Island.

 

Organizational Service Area, Categories, Tags: Outdoor Education, Forest School, Environmental Education, Childcare, Children, Environment, Learning Opportunities for Youth, Kids, Stewardship, Summer Program.

Description of Services- Youth/Teen: A Full-day Outdoor Enrichment Program for school-age children that provides them with a safe, engaging, and exploratory environment to learn and engage with the natural world.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: People with specialized skills or talents who wish to share and provide a hands-on learning opportunity for the children can contact the Director.

Charitable Donations Accepted: Any and all donations go into a Scholarship fund to expand this program to children and families that need financial assistance.

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Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education

Director: Sharon Abreu

Organization physical address:  1315 Vusario Lane, #969, Eastsound, WA, 98245

Organizational mailing address (if different to above): PO 969, Eastsound, WA, 98245

Organization Website: http://irthlingz.org

Organization Mission Statement: Our mission is to wake people up to their natural environment so pleasantly that they don’t mind having been awakened! We use music, theater, multi-media entertainment and fun to ignite love for our environment and inspire proactive care of our world with a collective consciousness. We promote and support environmentally, socially and economically sustainable lifestyles, communities, and development.

Registered Business structure/Charitable status: (501(c)3, 503, LLC, community based social group) 501(c)(3)

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: We sometimes work with young children in schools. Currently, we’re mostly reaching out to adults and high school and college students. We are based in Eastsound, Washington, but our reach is local, regional, national and international.

Email Director: sharmuse@gmail.com

Phone number Director: 3603765773

Organizational Service Area, Categories, Tags: Environmental Education, Music, Theater, Arts, Planet, Earth, Fun.

Description of Services- Families: We can provide family-friendly environmental education performances.

Description of Services- Adults: We create performances and presentations to connect with adults around environmental issues that impact human health and wellbeing, in particular climate change. We provide responsible information and help them see themselves as part of the solution without that being overwhelming thing.

Description of Services- Youth/Teen: We create performances, presentations and workshops to share our skills and approach to environmental education, in particular climate change education, with young adults. We help them find their voices (literally and figuratively) and give them some direction and performance skills, help them put on a production, provide responsible information, give them encouragement, and help them see themselves as part of the solution without that being overwhelming thing.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: We can use volunteer help identifying and contacting places that might be interested in what we have to offer.

Charitable Donations Accepted: Yes.