Outdoor Education and Recreation

The No Child Left Inside Advisory Committee evaluates applications for grants in the No Child Left Inside program

These grants provide funding for outdoor environmental, ecological, agricultural, or other natural resource-based education and recreation programs serving youth.

Qualifications

  • Live in Washington
  • Have an interest in public policy
  • Enjoy finding creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives
  • Are interested in and knowledgeable about outdoor recreation and education

Time Commitment

  • The committee meets once a year to advise the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission on which projects to fund.
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

Support

Travel reimbursement including lodging, transportation, and meals is available.

Vacancies

  • None at this time.

Term Length

4 years

General Resources

Committee Members

Local and Education Agency Members

  • Dana Bowers, Stevens County Conservation District, Colville
  • Dan Eberle, Bates Technical College, Tacoma
  • Gideon Cauffman, City of Oak Harbor, Oak Harbor
  • Julie Gardner, Vertical Generation, Seattle
  • Jennifer Papich, City of Spokane, Spokane
  • Jaime Pardo, REI, Seattle
  • Kandi Bauman, University of Washington, Freeland
  • Mary Flanagan, North Beach School District, Pacific Beach
  • Salvador Cobar, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Toppenish

Nonprofit and Other Agency Members

  • Andy Bryden, U.S. Forest Service, Skykomish
  • James E King, Diverse Environmental Leaders, Seattle
  • Jeremy Grisham, Compass Health, Everett
  • Martin LeBlanc, LBC Action, Seattle
  • Siri Nelson, LOTT Clean Water Alliance, Olympia

State Agency Members

  • Jason Wettstein, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia
  • Keli Regan Drake, University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Makaela Kroin, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Melinda Posner, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Steve Brand, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Scott VanderWey, Washington State University Extension, Seattle