The Outdoor Learning Grants Advisory Committee evaluates applications for grants in the Outdoor Learning Grants program.

These grants provide funding for developing and supporting outdoor educational activities for students in Washington public schools. The program is jointly administered by the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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

Support

  • RCO will provide the training needed to evaluate grants
  • Stipends may be available to eligible committee members

Time Commitment

  • Fifteen to thirty hours for written evaluation, completed remotely, every other year
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

Vacancies

  • No current vacancies

Term Length

One year

General Resources

2023 Dates

ItemDates
Evaluation Introduction MeetingAugust 1
Written Evaluation (Tier One and Two)August 1 – September 1
Virtual Evaluation (Tier Three)August 30
Results MeetingSeptember 20

Committee Members

Nonprofit, Education, and Community Members

  • Kandi Bauman, Evergreen State University and University of Washington
  • Raina Baker, Camp Beausite Northwest
  • Greg Barker, Washington School Principals Education Foundation
  • Chase Buffington, Cispus
  • Chris Cindric, Eastern Washington University
  • Nicole Keeler, Wild Whatcom
  • Jocelyn Kummer, Wenatchee Valley YMCA
  • Kathryn Kurtz, Pacific Education Institute
  • Martin LeBlanc, LBC Action
  • Crystal Lloyd, Community member
  • Bob Maxwell, Pullman Public Schools
  • Siri Nelson, LOTT Clean Water Alliance
  • Licia Sahagun, Community member
  • Stacey Selcho, Spokane Conservation District

State Agency Members

  • Leia Althauser, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Ellen Ebert, Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • David Green, Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Griselda Guevara-Cruz Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Mona Halcomb, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Debra Parker, Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Melinda Posner, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Elizabeth Schmitz, Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Clare Sobetski, Washington Department of Natural Resources
  • Emme Williamson, Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Sheila Wilson, Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction