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SPP is grateful for the support of individuals and organizations that help keep our programs running. Click here to make a financial contribution to SPP. Financial donations are processed through The Evergreen State College Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.

In-kind donations of supplies are also appreciated.  Please see our Wish List for items needed by our various conservation and education projects.


SPP hosts monthly lectures at two Washington state prisons: Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor and Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen.  Scientists and community members active in conservation and sustainability are invited to share their passion and knowledge with inmates at one or both facilities.  Click here for more information about guest lecturing with SPP.

For Evergreen Graduate Students: Work for SPP

SPP’s conservation and education programs are run by Graduate Research Assistants, student-staff from The Evergreen State College. Each of these positions coordinates an in-prison program raising frogs or butterflies, presenting lectures or an environmental curriculum, growing prairie plants, and acting as a point of contact for all program partners. Their contributions have made our conservation and education programs possible, and their energies and innovations have brought many benefits to SPP. We support their professional development, research, and study programs to enrich their experience with SPP, and celebrate their impressive accomplishments. Check our staff page for current and past Graduate Research Assistants.


SPP and our many program partners are continually generating research questions: real world problems that would serve as ideal topics for Masters and PhD theses or senior projects. SPP also may be able to offer access and resources to assist with your research. Please get in touch: for topics in conservation and sustainable operations,, for topics in eduction and social sciences,

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