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Connecting students of all ages to nature through experiential learning.
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History

Here will be a brief history of the OLC:
  • The WVOLC currently reaches 3,500 students in Spokane and neighboring counties through programs. One of our outreach programs is the Hawk and Owl Outreach Talks (H.O.O.T.) program which introduces student and adult audiences to the incredible world of raptor adaptations.  This program also looks at different roles that specific raptors play as ecological indicators. Critical habitat issues and species of specific concern are also addressed.  Students are given opportunities to see live education birds up close and build personal connections to wildlife.
  • The West Valley Outdoor Learning Center (WVOLC) whose mission is to provide opportunities for young people to investigate and learn about the natural world around them. Currently 3,500 students in Spokane and neighboring counties participate through programs, like the Hawk and Owl Outreach Talks (H.O.O.T.) program which introduces student and adult audiences to the incredible world of raptor adaptations.  This program also looks at different roles that specific raptors play as ecological indicators. Critical habitat issues and species of specific concern are also addressed.  Students are given opportunities to see live education birds up close and build personal connections to wildlife.