We envision a future for our region in which nature and community thrive because Capitol Land Trust (CLT) and our partners have invested in conservation of and education about our natural places and resources. By creating broader opportunities to learn about and experience our natural environment, we build a stronger and more diverse community that cares about conservation. This also ensures ongoing support for our conservation mission for years to come. We commit to stewardship and education about our region’s distinctive natural features. These treasures, which are the traditional lands and waterways of Salish peoples, co-exist with vibrant urban areas and a healthy rural landscape.
Our partners and community volunteers allow us to get local youth on locally conserved lands. From investigating the forest floor to measuring streamflow to participating in youth stewardship events, we get kids out on the land for hands-on learning. We are proud to collaborate with Puget Sound Estuarium and Pacific Education Institute to host our largest programs at the Bayshore Preserve and Inspiring Kids Preserve.
Learn more about these programs and volunteer with us!
Bayshore FieldSTEM® is a 7th grade outdoor education program that takes place at our 74-acre Bayshore Preserve in Shelton, WA. The program serves nearly 300 students from the Shelton School District. By using Bayshore Preserve as a teaching tool, students see real world connections to school topics like science, math, and history. Learn more about this program here.
Inspiring Kids Preserve
Our Inspiring Kids Preserve program is an outdoor education program that takes place at our 108-acre Inspiring Kids Preserve in Thurston County on Henderson Inlet. We work with North Thurston Public Schools bring 3rd grade students to the preserve. Students learn about local habitats, conservation, and more. Learn more about this program here.
FieldSTEM is a registered trademark and program of the Pacific Education Institute www.pacificeducationinstitute.org