Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center


Programs For Teens

Potential programming possibilities include:

  • hiking and wetland ecology field study in our 320-acre nature park
  • learning about the importance of native plants and how to identify them
  • water quality monitoring at a local stream or pond using chemical and biological factors
  • nature journaling workshops
  • discovering how scientists are studying the impacts of climate change on our local environment

Our Programs

Environmental Science Pathways (Grades 6-8)
Explore environmental science and clean technology in a weekly after-school program for teens at Mercer Slough. Discover the science behind renewable energy and watersheds while you conduct experiments in our state-of-the-art wet lab.

Environmental Science & Technology Practicum (Grades 9-12)
Explore environmental science, clean technology and associated careers at Mercer Slough. Each week, high school students participate in hands-on aquatic and terrestrial research and discover educational pathways for environmental science career fields.

Lake Washington Watershed Internship
The Lake Washington Watershed Internship is a year-long program that assists teens in becoming leaders of environmental stewardship in their community through mentorship elementary-aged students, research, habitat restoration and stream monitoring.

Science Educators in Training
Science Educators in Training volunteer for our Camps for Curious Minds program, providing valuable help to campers and educators at all camp locations throughout the summer. Volunteers gain leadership skills, service learning verification and more.

Community Partners Program
The Community Partners Program offers free, out-of-school-time, immersive environmental education programming to well-established organizations serving teens from communities typically under-represented in science fields.


Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center