Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

MSEEC Teen Programs


Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is dedicated to inspiring future stewards of the environment through hand- on programs for teens. We focus on being outside and thinking critically about issues that affect our human and natural communities. Some of our activities 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


PacSci COVID-19 Updates

Pacific Science Center is temporarily closed in compliance with State and County guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will reopen as soon as it is safe, approved, and possible.

Please check the Guest Health and Safety section on our website for our most current hours, as well as program and event updates.


Environmental Science Pathways

Grades 6-8
Discover the science behind renewable energy and watersheds while you conduct experiments in our state-of-the-art wet lab. Learn more

Environmental Science Practicum

Grades 9-12
Participate in hands-on aquatic and terrestrial research and discover educational pathways for environmental science career fields. Learn more

Lake Washington Watershed Internship

Grades 9-12
In this year-long program, teens become leaders of environmental stewardship in their community through mentorship, research, restoration and monitoring. Learn more

Science Educators in Training

Ages 14 and up
Science Educators in Training volunteer for PacSci’s and MSEEC’s Camps program, providing valuable help to campers and educators throughout the summer. Learn 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. Learn more

All Teen Programs at PacSci

Pacific Science Center and Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center have many specific expeirences and opportunities for teens. Learn more

Upcoming Teen Events

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Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center



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