Pacific Science Center offers a variety of programs for grades 6-12 that aim to inspire a lifelong interest in science. Experiences vary by location, duration, commitment level, service learning requirement fulfillment and subject focus.
Volunteer at Camps for Curious Minds this Summer!
Applications for Science Educators in Training due March 31
Teens in grades 9-12 | Volunteer at any of our six camp locations
Responsible teen volunteers provide valuable assistance and mentor campers in our award-winning Camps for Curious Minds program for two or more weeks over the summer. Volunteers receive training, build their professional resumé, meet high school service requirements and have the rewarding experience of working with children and contributing to their community. Opportunities are available at several locations around the Puget Sound. Learn More.
Summer Research Project: Global Citizens, Local Science
Limited spaces available! | Register online today
July 27 - 31 | Teens in grades 9-12
In this week-long intensive program, teens become citizen scientists and take on an environmental research project helping scientists from MeadoWatch at the University of Washington study the effects of climate change on our local environment. Teens work out of Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue for the first three days, then embark on an overnight trip to Mt. Rainier to conduct citizen science. Learn more.
The next opportunity for new members to join Discovery Corps is this May. Applications are due in April!
Discovery Corps is a year-round youth development program for high school students ages 14 and older. Members gain job and life skills by volunteering and working as they provide Pacific Science Center guests with a unique and interactive experience. This diverse program is unified by each member's interest in learning more about science and technology. Learn More
Teen Science Cafés
Next Teen Science Café: March 11, 2015, at 7 p.m. | Learn More
Teen Science Cafés are opportunities for teens to talk with local scientists and researchers about current and cutting-edge ideas in science and technology, all in a relaxed and informal setting. Teen Science Cafés are free to attend, feature free snacks and hands-on activities, are run by teens for teens in their local community.
Mercer Slough Environmental Science Programs
Exciting practicum sessions, weekend workshops, custom programs and volunteer opportunities provide hands-on experience and career exploration for middle school and high school students. Learn More
Located on a 320-acre wetland nature park in the heart of Bellevue, WA, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a collaboration of the City of Bellevue and Pacific Science Center.