ICO's work with Seattle-area schools is temporarily on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to resume leading trips again for students eventually in 2022.
Who Seattle ICO Serves
Seattle ICO offers wilderness experiences to Seattle metropolitan area youth who might otherwise be unable to get out of the city. ICO volunteers work year-round through partnerships with selected elementary, middle, and high schools and social services agencies that serve youth in the Seattle area. Our youth range in age from 8 to 20, and are from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. ICO provides the equipment, financial assistance, and trained leaders with wilderness, first aid, environmental education, and youth experience; and the agencies/schools provide the youth participants.
Our current ICO partners are:
Cleveland STEM High School 16 Trip Reports
[High School] Cleveland High School is an Option School, which means any interested student in grades 9-12 can apply. We are Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) program, with a focus on project-based learning and 1:1 technology. More >>
Asa Mercer Middle School 84 Trip Reports
[Middle School] A teacher who also conducts a special class emphasizing outdoor education leads this program. Many students attend multiple outings. The school is located in the South Beacon Hill neighborhood. Seattle ICO began working with Mercer in 2000. More >>
Rainier Beach High School 74 Trip Reports
[High School] Rainier Beach High School in South Seattle. It’s situated in the 98118 zip code, which according to the most recent US census is one of the most diverse zip codes in the country. More >>
Showalter Middle School 80 Trip Reports
[Middle School] Showalter Middle School, is located south of Seattle in the City of Tukwila - just northwest of the intersection of I-5 and I-405. It is the only middle school in the Tukwila School District and a partner ICO program with Tukwila Elementary. More >>
South Shore K-8 39 Trip Reports
[Elementary School, Middle School] South Shore K-8 is a school in South Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood. It’s situated in the 98118 zip code, which according to the most recent US census is one of the most diverse zip codes in the country. More >>
Tukwila Elementary School 117 Trip Reports
[Elementary School] Tukwila elementary school is located south of Seattle in the City of Tukwila and is comprised of a very diverse student population with children representing 21 nations and speaking 20 languages other than English. More >>