Redfish School of Change-Extended Deadline February 12

We have extended the application deadline for US students for our 2016 program- please share this special opportunity with your students and networks! Students from most universities and colleges are eligible to participate, and financial support is available.  Interested students can contact me directly for more information.  Application deadline is February 12.

This summer be a part of an extraordinary international learning journey in the heart of the Salish Sea!




Join this innovative field school designed for students from the US and Canada who want to lead positive social and environmental change. Travel as a group, using mostly human-powered transport, through the Salish Sea in Washington State and British Columbia.  Live and learn while you explore the wilderness, engage with a diversity of experts, and serve an island community in a local social or environmental need.  Time on farms, in kayaks, on bicycles and in tents….not your typical classroom!


This year’s Redfish School of Change runs from June 26 to August 6, 2016.

Visit Applications are accepted until February 12, 2016.

Receive credit for three environmental studies courses from Western Washington University (transfer credits available).
Undergraduate students from all disciplines are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Feel free to contact us with your questions, and like us on Facebook!

What past participants have to say…

“The Redfish School of Change was the most intellectually stimulating and meaningful experience of my post-secondary career.”  – 2009 participant

“I met and talked to so many people in such a wide variety of professions with so many viewpoints…it helped me to see problems from many sides and come up with new solutions. It’s taken me in new directions!”  – 2015 participant

“The Redfish community blew my mind every day…living with talented and passionate peers inspired and challenged me to think more critically, ask harder questions, and dream bigger.”  -2012 participant

“I have really learned the power of community and I am not intimidated to make change. This has been the most inspiring and rewarding experience [and] has given me everything I expected and more. This was the best money I have ever spent on myself.”   –  2011 participant

“’Amazing’ is an understatement when it comes to describing my experience in the Redfish School of Change and ‘beautiful’ does not do justice to the places that we have seen and visited. I feel like my experience goes beyond what words can explain.”   – 2010 participant

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