Fundraising & Membership Campaigns

With an entirely volunteer staff and board of directors during its start-up phase, the expenses of the Conservation College are minimal. Incidental costs are funded by board member donations. If you prefer to mail a check, please make it payable to the Conservation College, 1026 14th St SW, Puyallup WA 98371. To donate with a credit card, click on the PayPal button above or share this link:

Contributing to the Conservation College

BECOME A SUPPORTING MEMBER: If you support our mission to inspire a global conservation ethic by connecting people to nature through outdoor education, then you are eligible to become a supporting member of the Conservation College. Supporting Membership levels include $25 for students and low Income individuals, and $75 for adults generally. Any contribution over $25 per family member is eligible for tax write-off. Voting members will have the right to elect board members, and advise policy and direction during annual meetings, among other benefits.

BECOME A BUSINESS MEMBER: If you support the Conservation College mission, please consider becoming a member at $250 for small businesses owners with the benefit of including your logo and hotlink on our website and newsletters, or $1,000 for underwriters and corporate members receiving the added benefits of a full page website advertisement and newsletter event announcements. Business and supporting members have voting rights equal to alumni members.

BECOME A BOARD MEMBER: If you would like to help guide the Conservation College into the future, please make a donation at any of the above membership levels, and apply for the board. Open positions may be filled during any of our monthly online/virtual meetings, while expiring positions will be filled during our annual meetings which take place the first or second weekend in November.

BECOME A CONSERVATION LUMINARY: If you have nature education experience, outdoor leadership skills, gardens or wild lands you would like to share with people who normally can’t access nature and its benefits, consider becoming a Volunteer Luminary with the Conservation College. Our most recent program in August of 2021 included bringing eight luminaries from Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science to teach wilderness survival, ethnobotany and wildlife tracking skills to a group of 60 Muckleshoot Tribal Youth. Click here for more information on becoming a Conservation Luminary.

DONATE TO MAX DAVIS SCHOLARSHIPS: Last year, we took over administration of Max Davis Scholarships from the non-profit Western Outdoor Learning Foundation. The fund was founded in 2001 and named after a popular Wolf Camp participant who passed away of a childhood illness. It is our hope that Max’s memory serves as an example for achieving our mission to inspire a global conservation ethic by connecting people to nature through outdoor education. Your entire donation will be used for scholarships to people who qualify for financial aid based on need and merit. Click here for more information on donating to and applying for Max Davis Scholarships.

SUPPORT THE UNDERWATER CRAB POT RETRIEVAL ROBOT: Click here for more information the Derelect Crab Pot Retrieval Program run by the Sea Dragons ROV Team.