Geo Education & Research is an evaluation consulting firm chartered in Washington State and serving nonprofit, government, foundation, tribal, and business clients across the United States and around the world. We provide a wide range of evaluation services; conduct research related to environmental, educational and social services; and sell inflatable globes and related geographic and environmental educational materials.  Founded by Bill Leon, Geo works with associate consultants to provide a wide range of services to our clients.
We help organizations measure and expand their success. We use community development and empowerment approaches in all of our work. This means we place an emphasis on collaboration with our clients and other stakeholders; we strive to bring all relevant points of view to bear on the tasks before us; and we integrate evaluation efforts into our clients’ work processes.

Contact us at 206-914-6663 or billleon@geoeducation.org.


Core Service Areas and Sample Clients

Sample Outcome-Based Research, Planning, Training and Coaching

Strategic planning tasks focused on defining achievable and measurable results and empowering individuals and organizations to continue evaluation processes after we build them

  • United Nations and dozens of organizations in the UN family
  • The International Criminal Court
  • Seattle’s Reinvesting in Youth Program and partner agencies
  • Seattle’s Youth Violence Prevention Initiative Outcome Mapping
  • A consortium of 7 science center youth programs
  • A consortium of 6 zoo and aquarium youth programs
  • Sno-Isle Libraries
  • Washington Dental Service Foundation
  • University of Washington Evaluation Certificate Program

Sample Complete Evaluation Systems

Planning, data collection tool design, and sustainable system for data collection, verification, storage, analysis and reporting (many with online data entry and reporting–see a short video describing our online databases)

  • National Safe Place
  • International Criminal Court
  • Indiana Youth Services Association
  • Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
  • The Pueblo of San Felipe
  • Bike Works

Sample Evaluation Research Studies

External evaluation of specific programs and initiatives

  • Tacoma Housing Authority
  • Early Learning Needs in Washington State among Native American Families
  • Copper River Native Association
  • International Child Resource Institute
  • Ford Family Foundation
  • Wilburforce Foundation
  • Brainerd Foundation
  • Washington Child Care Resource and Referral Network
  • Washington Department of Health
  • Washington Office of Crime Victims Assistance
  • Shorecrest High School Small Class Size Study
  • KBTC/Public Broadcasting System summer educational program evaluation
  • Pacific Science Center programs

Most Recent Publications

Evaluating Youth and Career Programs in Science-Related Institutions: A Step-by-Step Process to Assess and Improve Science Educator Programs (distributed to science centers at the 2009 Association of Science and Technology Centers conference and available on Kindle and in print).

The ONE Book: Oneness in hundreds of hues gleaming in nations and ages (with Ron Jorgensen) a collection of 1,000 expressions of oneness from 500 authors, 100 nations and 130 settings.

Other Types of Projects

Research, Community Development, and Education Projects

  • Study abroad service learning program for the University of Washington in Auroville, India
  • Cultural and Environmental Sustainability Study (Auroville, India)
  • Trainings in Theory of Change for Evolution and Philanthropy (Moscow, Russia)
  • Program Evaluation Courses (University of Washington)
  • Stream Management Curriculum with Environmental and Civil Engineering Perspectives (University of Washington)
  • An Introduction to Emergency Management: Student and Instructor Guides
  • Pikes Peak Area Flash Flood Warning System Needs Assessment and Program Development (Colorado, USA)
  • The Youth of Fountain: An Assessment of Needs (Colorado, USA)
  • Consensus and Community Building: A Model Needs Assessment Process for Community Groups
  • Prescriptions for Poverty: The Views of Care Receivers, Providers, and Funders in El Paso County (Colorado, USA)
  • Teller County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Organizational Planning Guide (Colorado, USA)
  • Great Plains Reservoirs Multiple Use Development Feasibility Study (Colorado, USA)
  • Service-Learning in Geography and Environmental Studies Programs
  • Accessibility Issues in Prison Location
  • Migration Decision Making in Nonmetropolitan Areas of the U.S.

For Fun and Education

Globes, Games, Environmental Curricula

  • Inflatable Globes (16″, 1 meter and larger)
  • Crew member Spaceship Earth Training and Certificate
  • Teacher’s Guide for Environmental Education

The links below the header will take you to more detailed descriptions, examples, resources, amusing stories, and pictures.