2016 volunteer project in Bonaire. Removal of debris from turtle nesting beach.    More info here.

2016 volunteer project in Bonaire. Removal of debris from turtle nesting beach. More info here.

2014 volunteer project - Monitoring climate and pika in the Southern Rockies.    More info here.

2014 volunteer project - Monitoring climate and pika in the Southern Rockies. More info here.

Past volunteer project with local scientists and students, Cali Colombia to develop a sustainable tourism plan for the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Otun Quimbaya.

Past volunteer project with local scientists and students, Cali Colombia to develop a sustainable tourism plan for the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Otun Quimbaya.

The Outsider Corps is looking for additional sponsors, either individuals or businesses. This is a opportunity to give back to the local community and support volunteer projects.      To receive a sponsorship information packet, please email us at this address      contact the Institute     .

The Outsider Corps is looking for additional sponsors, either individuals or businesses. This is a opportunity to give back to the local community and support volunteer projects.

To receive a sponsorship information packet, please email us at this address contact the Institute.

I   nspiration from everywhere...      Perspiration from you.

Inspiration from everywhere...

Perspiration from you.

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Wednesday January 9, 2019, Outsider Corps returns with

Women Making Waves for Nature

The islands and waters of the Caribbean are home to amazing coral reefs, wildlife and cultures. Bonaire is one of the last and best preserved Caribbean islands, but climate change, invasive species and tourism are dark clouds of change on the horizon. Meet some dedicated women of Bonaire who are confronting these challenges in their island home head on and learn how you can help protect one of the last strongholds of turtles, coral reefs, parrots and healthy nature in the Caribbean. Read more…

Journeys, nature, people, adventure and going beyond - connecting these to conservation.
— Cathryn Wild

Outsider Corps has two parts.

  • Free programs featuring all kinds of trip reports, with and without volunteer work. Got a bucket list? You'll need to update it after a few of these programs.

  • The Institute’s volunteer projects that you can opt to participate in. You'll hear more about this at the monthly programs. They may be local or international. Past projects have been monitoring climate and pika in the Pecos Wilderness of New Mexico, restoring a turtle nesting beach on Bonaire, and developing a sustainable tourism plan for a small national part in Colombia.

When/Where is it?

(Usually) 2nd Weds of every month. 6:00 PM. Dates change occasionally to accommodate speaker schedules.

Programs are held at the visitor center of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.  Thank you to the Botanical Garden for the generous use of this space.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for directions to the Botanical Garden.

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Upcoming programs

  • Wednesday January 9, 2019 Women Making Waves in the Caribbean.

  • Other upcoming programs (dates not set):

    • Colombia

    • Los Diarios de Motocicletas y Gringos

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"Stuff your eyes with wonder... see the world"

Ray Bradbury, Farenheit 451 (slightly edited, with apologies to Ray).

What make some trips great? Whether close to home or on the edge of world, great trips have experiences that “stuff your eyes with wonder” and inspire us to give back - protect, preserve, restore, those great places and the people who live there. Help ensure that they will still be inspiring for the next seven generations. This is the power of traveling “outside” to create and share good in the world. This is the power of thinking “outside” the box.

 

Program Goals

1.  To communicate with the local communities in which the Institute is based, to share experiences of inspiring outside places and connect this inspiration to conserving these places for the next seven generations.

2.  To recruit, train when appropriate, and deploy highly skilled and dedicated volunteers to leverage and expand the Institute’s impact in its projects in a cost-effective way.    

3.  To provide volunteers with opportunities to use their existing skills, learn new skills and  make a difference to restore and conserve places, natural resources and the communities that depend on these resources.

Directions to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden

If you are coming from Ketchum, travel approximately 4 miles south on Highway 75 and turn left on Gimlet Road. If coming from Hailey, pass the Gimlet subdivision, then turn right on Gimlet Road. In either case, once on Gimlet Road, make a quick left into the Garden. There is lots of parking. Head for the Visitor's Center.