WetLab Academy Weekend Workshops
Mercer Slough WetLab Academy offers one and two-day weekend workshops for high school students looking to gain hands-on skills in environmental analysis including field and laboratory chemistry. We offer two interactive workshops in our state-of-the-art wet lab facility situated in the living laboratory of Mercer Slough Nature Park.
This workshop focuses on laboratory testing and analysis of samples collected in the field. Participants become proficient with testing and scientific sampling procedures. Emphasis is on the chemistry that underlies ecological processes and human impact.
Field Sampling and Analysis
This workshop is focused on field investigations conducted in Mercer Slough Nature Park and nearby streams. Participants become informed stewards of the Lake Washington Watershed and gain scientific skills in terrestrial and in-stream sampling technologies.
This field based seminar includes both classroom and laboratory explorations. Students gain practical experience using scientific methods to monitor freshwater ecosystems while developing an understanding of the unique role the Mercer Slough wetland plays within the larger watershed.
No public Weekend Workshops are currently scheduled. We can arrange a workshop for your group of students upon request. For more information or to register, call (206) 443-2925.