On Monday February 1st, KEEN's Earth Explorer's field site at Helen McCabe Memorial Park was robbed. The thieves stole everything they could grab, including first aid supplies, books, tents, boats, and floating docks! We are so thankful to the community members who have already donated or who have offered to help with recovery. We estimate our loss at close to $10,000 in supplies and equipment. 

Some of the items below have links to the actual equipment lost, and others are just from staff memory.


If you have items to donate or if you want to purchase an item and have it sent, our address is 414 South Willow Street in Ellensburg, WA 98926. Checks can also be sent there, and we can accept donations online as well. 

Earth Explorers “Free Choice” Wish List




The Garbage Monster - Joni Sensel

We are Water Protectors- Carole Lindstrom

Fry Bread- Kevin Noble Maillard

Give Bees A Chance- Bethany Barton

Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest- Gerald McDermott

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf- Jon Scieszka

The Great Paper Caper- Oliver Jeffers

Gross As a Snot Otter (The World of Weird Animals) - Jess Keating

Polar Opposites- Erik Brooks

P is for Pangolin: an alphabet of obscure, endangered and underappreciated animals- Anastasia Kierst

Trees Make Perfect Pets: A Story About Nature, Plants and Gardening for Kids- Paul Czajak

Super Bug Encyclopedia: The Biggest, Fastest, Deadliest, Creepy-Crawlers on the Planet (Super Encyclopedias) - DK, Smithsonian Institution

Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles- Phillipe Cousteau, Deborah Hopkinson, Meilo So 

Counting on Katherine- Helaine Becker and Dow Phumiruk

National Geographic Angry Birds; 50 True Stories of the Fed up, Feathered, and Furious - Mel White

Animal Grossapedia- Melissa Stewart




Mailing Address

414 South Willow Street

Ellensburg, WA 98926



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Our mission is to cultivate an active awareness and understanding of the endangered shrub-steppe, provide

nature-based education for all ages, and strengthen commitment to environmental stewardship.