“OILED WILDLIFE AND THEIR CARE” WITH DR. MIKE ZICCARDI
Although alternative learning education programs have been regulated by the state since 1985, incorporating “home-based education” into the Orcas Island School District (OISD) is still in the formative stages. OASIS High School, the alternative high school on Orcas, was formally established just last year. Internet learning has been part of the official school credit program since 2004.
County government and agencies are working together to ensure that the environment of the county’s islands and waters is protected. On April 19, on Lopez Island, a “Conservation Summit” will show all islanders what is happening to their environment, what has been done to protect it, and what they can do to be a part of local efforts to preserve the environment.
RideShare has come to Orcas Island. Owen Cheevers and Andrew Youngren of Orcas Island have taken the lead from Liza Michaelson, of San Juan Island, who created San Juan RideShare. Orcas RideShare is creating and supporting alternatives to driving around the islands for simple errands.