Program History

Edmonds Discovery Programs
A Leader in Conservation Education since 1980

It all started with the designation of the Brackett's Landing Shoreline Sanctuary in the early 1980's. The City of Edmonds, in partnership with a group of concerned citizens and teachers, took on the task of educating the public about this fragile intertidal resource.


Since that time, thousands of children and adults have developed an awareness and enhanced their appreciation of the shoreline, and native plants and wildlife. By 1996 the program had expanded to include forest and watershed education in Yost Park, and two years later our name was changed from the Edmonds Beach Ranger Program, to Discovery Programs to reflect our more diverse goals.