We partner with teachers to connect classroom learning to real-world environmental examples in students’ own communities. We offer water-themed day-long programs at King County’s Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant in Woodinville, as well as field studies of neighborhood creeks, streams and stormwater infrastructure in Seattle.
Our four-hour programs at the King County Brightwater Center in Woodinville bring classroom learning to life, engaging students in experiential and project-based fieldwork that appeals to diverse learning styles. Programs are provided at no cost to schools and free transportation is available for those with 25% or greater free and reduced lunch rates.
This outdoor field study applies Next Generation Science Standards engineering practices to a local stormwater site in Seattle. Students investigate how engineers have attempted to solve stormwater problems by using models, they test how those solutions are working, and they consider the needs of stakeholders. This program is available in three outdoor locations around the city and is made possible thanks to the support of Seattle Public Utilities.
-Brent Hinson, Teacher at Lowell Elementary
-Sue Sander, Teacherat Discovery Elementary School
3 out of 4 teachers saw students making connections to the program months after participation
80% of teachers report that students made connections between the program and their home community