Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

A partnership with the City of Bellevue, offering nature-based programs for all ages.

Environmental Science Pathways

Environmental Science Pathways

Ask not what science can do for you, ask what you can do for science! Be a good citizen—a citizen scientist, that is. Research scientists around the world are harnessing the collaborative power of volunteers to expand data collection and answer real-world questions. In this new session of Environmental Science Pathways, you’ll grow your citizen science skill set. Get ready to strengthen your powers of observation, build map and compass skills, and learn how to use GPS technology. Gain a foundation in bird and plant identification and map their presence in our beautiful 320-acre wetland. Explore the hidden-in-plain-sight world of native pollinators, conduct an amphibian survey by canoe in Mercer Slough, and much more.

For more information about the program, or to be added to the interest list for the spring series, call (206) 443-2925.

Program Details

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Dates: April 21 – May 19, 2018
  • When: Five Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Cost: $275, or $250 for Pacific Science Center Members

Continue Environmental Science Exploration in High School

Students in grades 9-12 can register for our Environmental Science and Technology Practicum, a program held Saturday mornings that offers teens hands-on environmental science experience and exploration of educational pathways within this promising career field.


Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center