Education Projects

To find information about Earth Island sponsored projects, please use the focus area buttons or the alphabetical list below.

Our projects’ approaches to connecting people to nature are innovative and diverse, resulting in thousands of students with hands-on exposure to the natural world, better equipped educators, school gardens, and animal welfare advocates of all ages.

1000Fountains

1000 Fountains is focused on eliminating the demand for single-use plastic water bottles by building a network of 1000 drinking fountains throughout Sa...

AllOneOcean

All One Ocean’s mission is to educate communities about the destructive impact of litter on our oceans and waterways and to provide simple, sustainab...

ArmenianEnvironmentalNetwork

The Armenian Environmental Network facilitates tangible contributions to Armenia’s sustainable development by increasing awareness of and supporting ...

BaikalWatch

Baikal Watch engages both local and international partners in an effort to promote the permanent protection of biologically rich areas within the large...

BayAreaWildernessTraining

Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) is an environmental and social justice organization committed to dismantling racism, sexism, classism, and other fo...

CaliforniaInstituteforCommunity,Art&Nature

The ​California Institute for Community, Art & Nature (California I CAN) was launched in 2016 by Malcolm Margolin shortly after his retirement fr...

CaliforniaUrbanStreamsPartnership

California Urban Streams Partnership is a network of local, regional, and statewide groups that protect, restore, and steward urban streams in Californ...

CastaneaFellowship

The Castanea Fellowship is a fellowship for established leaders working at the intersections of food, health, environment, agriculture, regional econom...

ChildreninNatureCollaborative

Children in Nature Collaborative is part of a global movement to increase children’s equitable access to nature through a regional network of env...

ConservationKids

Conservation Kids connects young adults with the environment through the use of photography. ...

EcoVillageFarmLearningCenter

EcoVillage Farm Learning Center is a community-based farm in Richmond, California, that promotes sustainable urban agriculture, hands-on environmental ...

EFCWest

Environmental Finance Center West (EFCWest) catalyzes capacity in Native American Tribes, vulnerable communities, and organizations in the United State...

EthicalTraveler

Ethical Traveler uses the economic clout of tourism to protect human rights and the environment through an annual ethical destination report and ethica...

FriendsofAlemanyFarm

Friends of Alemany Farm is a grassroots, community-based project that manages the horticulture, volunteer, and educational programs at Alemany Farm, a ...

GardenfortheEnvironment

Garden for the Environment (GFE) is San Francisco’s dedicated site for gardening and composting education. GFE teaches people about the environment ...

GreenSchoolyardsAmerica

Green Schoolyards America partners with school districts and public agencies across the U.S. to establish large-scale living schoolyard programs that t...

JohnMuirProject

The John Muir Project educates the public and policymakers about the importance of protecting forests and maintaining natural processes for biodiversit...

JuniorWildlifeRanger

Junior Wildlife Ranger instills in children from all backgrounds and communities a lifelong sense of environmental stewardship and love for the natural...

KIDSfortheBAY

KIDS for the BAY collaborates with teachers to inspire environmental consciousness in children and cultivate a love of learning. The project is committ...

LawStudentsforClimateAccountability

Law Students for Climate Accountability aspires to move legal ethics and practice toward a just transition for our climate, in solidarity with frontlin...

MississippiFarmtoSchoolNetwork

The Mississippi Farm to School Network connects farmers with schools to bring Mississippi-grown products into school cafeterias. The project advocates ...

NatureintheCity

Nature in the City connects all people in the San Francisco Bay Area with nature. It creates local solutions to global biodiversity loss through habita...

NumiFoundation

Numi Foundation’s mission is to nurture and empower thriving communities. The project envisions a world in which all basic human needs are met and pe...

PlanetEarthArts

Planet Earth Arts was founded in 2014 with the belief that the arts, in collaboration with sciences and humanities, play a critical role in transformin...

PlasticPollutionCoalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of more than 1,200 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 75 countries working toward a mor...

PublicLandsMedia

Public Lands Media is an independent, non-partisan source of ecological and conservation information with the goal of providing scientifically informed...

RaptorsAretheSolution

Raptors Are the Solution (RATS) educates the public about the ecological role of raptors and the enormous danger to raptors and all wildlife, as well a...

RichmondTrees

Richmond Trees promotes the urban forest and green infrastructure in Richmond, California, through community tree planting, tree care, education, and a...

SacredLandFilmProject

Since 1984, the Sacred Land Film Project has produced a variety of media and educational materials to deepen the public’s understanding of sacred pla...

TheALERTProject

The ALERT (A Locally Empowered Response Team) Project strengthens environmental justice leadership by working collaboratively to reduce toxic exposures...

UltimateCivics

Ultimate Civics works toward a government of, for, and by the people by empowering youth in activating democracy to emerge as game-changers. Through ed...

UrbanBeet

Led by 2020 Brower Youth Award winner Chander Payne, Urban Beet builds urban farms for people experiencing homelessness and schools in underprivileged ...

WestCountyDIGS

West County DIGS supports school gardens in West Contra Costa, California, by providing resources, curriculum, advocacy, partnerships, and more. West C...

WildHope

By publishing stories about people and organizations who are endeavoring to preserve Earth’s biodiversity, Wild Hope inspires others to engage in sav...

YouthEmpoweredActionCamp

Since 2009, Youth Empowered Action Camp (YEA Camp) has been training aspiring activists to get started or get serious making a bigger difference in the...