ECOSS connects underserved communities to education and programs to build environmental equity for all.
Our New Arrivals program bridges knowledge and cultural gaps refugees and immigrants face in their new home. This program helps build environmental literacy and leadership through environmental education and experiences.
Effective Multicultural Outreach
The ECOSS staff represents over a dozen languages. By hiring within the communities we serve, we reach people in their own language and in a culturally relevant manner.
Environmental Education & Activities
Community members of all ages help develop activities around environmental topics of interest including water quality, healthy fishing and parks and recreation:
- Learning about the water cycle firsthand with trips to the source of our drinking water in the Cedar River Watershed and to the final destination of that water at a wastewater treatment plant
- Participation in restoration work at Hamm Creek, an important habitat for salmon
- Youth teaching their community about healthy and legal fishing on the Duwamish River by creating and performing a skit
- Experiencing fishing, camping and other outdoor recreation and learning the rules and regulations around these activities
This program is generously supported by the Satterberg Foundation, the Rose Foundation and the Cuyamaca Foundation.