Science. Education. Action.


Citizens for a Healthy Bay is empowering the next generation of environmental stewards to forge a greener future through our Student Stewards Conservation Program.  With in-depth scientific lectures and hands-on restoration and research activities at local conservation sites, entire classrooms of tomorrow’s decision makers learn how critical areas in their community are threatened and how they can take charge to create positive change.

The four-day program for Pierce County middle school students includes a proven method of two days in the classroom and two days in the field to increase knowledge retention and engagement. The alternation of in-class lectures and fieldwork keeps the gears turning as students learn about critical issues, including:

  • Wetlands health
  • Habitat restoration
  • Field data collection
  • Microplastics pollution
  • Salmon life cycles
  • Invasive species
  • Birdwatching

Local ecosystems aren’t the only ones who benefit from this program; students do too. Surveys conducted before and after taking part in the Student Stewards program demonstrate a meaningful improvement in participants’ attitudes towards ecological problem-solving. Check back soon for our stewardship report.

If you’re interested in getting involved, either as an educator, volunteer, or partner, please drop us a line by calling (253) 383-2429 or emailing We look forward to working together to empower tomorrow’s environmental stewards with you.

Sign up today to join an expedition as an adult volunteer!  See firsthand what all the buzz is about, and learn how people of all ages can make a positive impact on their communities.

We are looking for volunteers to help out on the following dates:

  • An announcement on volunteer dates coming soon…

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Thank You To Our Partners For Making This Program Possible!