Teen Programs

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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.


Lake Washington Watershed Internship

Applications for the 2015-16 program are due September 17. Apply today!

This year-long (September to June) internship helps teens become informed environmental scientists and stewards of their local community through mentoring, hands-on learning, habitat restoration and stream monitoring. Learn more


Summer Research Project: Global Citizens, Local Science

Limited spaces available! | Register online today

July 27 - 31 | 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.


Discovery Corps

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

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. Learn More


Summer Camp Volunteer Program: Science Educators in Training

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.


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.