Orcas Wildlife Institute for Learning and Discovery (Orcas W.I.L.D.) opened in May 2015.
Our main objective in founding this center is to create an educational space where visitors and residents of the island can glean knowledge of our diverse ecosystem here in the San Juan Islands and surrounding areas. Orcas W.I.L.D. promotes awareness of programs and happenings relevant to our community via informational and interactive displays on topics such as the Southern Resident Orca population, intertidal species, natural history of the area and much more. We consider ourselves to be the intersection where science, education, and community outreach meet to promote a deeper understanding and subsequent conservation of our natural environment and its irreplaceable inhabitants.