Our programming takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, particularly the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.

(For more information: WWU Tribal Relations)

Thank you to the organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort including (alphabetically) Children of the Setting Sun Productions, Eastern Washington University, Friends of the San Juans, Galiano Conservancy Association, Geneva Elementary School, Northwest Indian College, Opportunity Council, University of Puget Sound, WWU Center for Community Learning, WWU Salish Sea Institute, WWU Sustainable Communities Partnership, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental.


Many additional organizations have provided meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Thank you all.

©2019 Community Engagement Fellows





Meeting #1: Why Engagement?

Meeting #2: Preparing the Self

Meeting #3: Engaging Diverse Learners



Meeting #4: Forming Lasting Partnerships

Meeting #5: Integrating Your Work

Meeting #6: Telling Your Story



Meeting #7: Defining Success

Meeting #8: Building Institutional Support



Sharp-Tailed Grouse Cohort

Mondays 1pm-3pm

Winter Dates: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24

Sandhill Crane Cohort

Tuesdays 4pm-6pm

Winter Dates: 1/14, 2/4, 2/25

Killdeer Cohort

Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Winter Dates: 1/15, 2/5, 2/26

Horned Puffin Cohort

Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Winter Dates: 1/15, 2/5, 2/26

Pelagic Cormorant Cohort

Thursdays 10am-12pm

Winter Dates: 1/16, 2/6, 2/27

Snowy Egret Cohort

Thursdays 4pm-6pm

Winter Dates: 1/16, 2/6, 2/27

Surf Scoter Cohort

Fridays 10am-12pm

Winter Dates: 1/17, 2/7, 2/28


Cascade Foothills Cohort

Thursdays 1:00-3:00 pm

Winter Dates: 1/23, 2/13, 3/5

Location: Deming Library

Newx Xwlemi Tengexw Cohort

Fridays 1:00-3:00 pm

Winter Dates: 1/31, 2/28, 3/13

Location: Northwest Indian College