Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Visits Slough

by | Sep 10, 2015

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Visits Mercer Slough

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (right) visits with students and Leilani Nussman, Mercer Slough Youth & Family Programs Eastside Supervisor.

We were thrilled to welcome Congresswoman Suzan DelBene to Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center where she experienced firsthand some of our fantastic environmental education programs including the “Wetland Wonder” camp that introduces elementary-aged students to the slough’s marshy mysteries.

Representative DelBene examined slough water for creatures, excavated insects from the soil, then reviewed squirmy findings under a microscope hooked up to our “Bug TV.” In our WetLab, DelBene saw equipment teens use for hands-on experiments. She learned about our award-winning Polliwog Preschool Program that encourages stewardship of the environment among littlest learners and also our internships and EnviroScience programs for middle- and high school students.

With Interim President & CEO Cory Sbarbaro and Vice President of Science and Education Ann McMahon, DelBene discussed Pacific Science Center’s statewide reach through our Science on Wheels program and our co-leadership of Washington State LASER, an award-winning public/private partnership that has shared powerful practices in science education with more than 100,000 educators across the state.