West Valley Outdoor Learning Center

The purpose of the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center is to give teachers and students an opportunity to have experiences in an outdoor setting while instilling an appreciation for fish, wildlife, and our natural resources. All activities are tied to the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements.

Animal Conservation

A big part of the work involves gaining a better understanding of animal conservation and the preservation of our natural wildlife in their original habitats.

For more information on how you can help protect our native wild animal species and also find out more about the ethical treatment of animals in captivity, please visit the PETA website.

Camping Awareness

recreation vehicleEvery year, millions of people set off on their annual vacation and a big proportion of those go camping in one form or another. From the simplest tents to massive luxury RVs, people have always had an affinity with getting back to nature and enjoying a simple vacation in the wide open spaces with the freedom to break camp and head off into the wild blue yonder as the mood takes them.

One aspect of this kind of open road vacation is also very appealing to those with physical disabilities who can benefit greatly from the wonderful experience of getting out onto the open road just like their able bodied counterparts in a specially adapted RV. There is a growing requirement for this kind of RV that is customized to include a motorized chairlift and wider access points throughout to make getting in, out and around much easier for a wheelchair user or someone who needs assisted mobility in some form.

You can get more information on these wheelchair accessible RVs at handicap.intervalinc.com and all the different ways in which a person with disabilities can enjoy an RV vacation and get closer to nature too. Its a great way to experience the awesome open spaces of this great country!