Get Involved


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.

Facilitate a workshop

SPP hosts monthly workshops 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 incarcerated individuals at one or both facilities.  Click here for more information about guest facilitation with SPP.

For Evergreen Graduate Students: Work for SPP

SPP’s ecological conservation and education programs are coordinated by graduate students from The Evergreen State College. Each of these student-staff positions supports one or more in-prison programs raising frogs or butterflies, presenting workshops or an environmental curriculum, growing prairie plants, and acting as a point of contact for all program partners. Their contributions make these complex 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 program coordinators.

Master of Environmental Studies student Sadie Gilliom worked for SPP coordinating the turtle program and conducted thesis research with associated corrections staff. Photo by Ricky Osborne.


SPP and our many program partners are continually generating research questions: real-world problems that would serve as ideal topics for Masters and Ph.D. 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 education and social sciences,

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