Environmental Education - Laurie Usher

Environmental Education


This award-winning company based in Puget Sound has been owned and managed by Laurie Usher since 1985. She develops, manages and evaluates citizen-based education programs about watersheds, environmental monitoring, and waste reduction and recycling; writes and coordinates grants; facilitates meetings and educational programs; and consults with government, private and non-profits about environmental stewardship programs.


Clients Include:


  • Bainbridge Island School District
  • North Mason School District
  • Educational Service Districts (ESD) 105 and 114
  • National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Naval Undersea Museum Foundation
  • Washington State Departments of Ecology (WDOE); Fish & Wildlife (WDFW); Solid Waste Management


  • Yakima Monitoring Month Photo Composite

    Created Volunteer Watershed Monitoring Workshop series using WDOE protocols; Developed DISCOVER WETLANDS: Facilitator Training Model & Network, led eight teacher workshops, edited “Discover Wetlands” Activity Guide.



    Project WET (Water Education for Teachers): Contributor, Facilitator-Trainer, water quality workshop in Costa Rico.


Programs Include:


  • Bainbridge Island Watershed Watch
  • Connection to Trades & Technology
  • Grant Writing: Bainbridge Island Watershed Management Plan; Public Involvement & Education
  • State-wide Facilitator Training Development

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