Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Environmental Science Pathways

Environmental Science Pathways

Come be curious with us! Inquisitive middle schoolers inspired by the natural world are invited to join us for five Saturday sessions this spring to explore wetland ecology and practice scientific field skills. We’ll have fun learning how to identify native plants, surveying for macroinvertebrates in Polliwog Pond, get our adventure on while canoeing the Slough, and more.


Registration is Now Open!

Program Details

  • Ages: Grades 6-8
  • Dates: March 7 – April 4
  • When: Five Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Cost: Members, $250 / General Public, $275
  • Registration deadline: March 4, 2020

Limited scholarships available upon inquiry. Please email for scholarship application and information. Applications for scholarships must submitted by February 22, 2020.

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable. We reserve the right to cancel a session if enrollment is insufficient and will contact registrant for a full refund. We will notify registrant at least 48 hours prior to the event start time.

“I remember making the exothermic reaction in a vial with some of the ‘stuff’ we found in the slough, and learning about the basics of pH levels. I think of [one of the other students] and Lisa and I all having fun talking about our experiences in the lab. When I was in Pathways, I had very recently moved to the Bellevue area just about a year ago, so I didn’t know much about the environment, animals, plants, and kinds of ecosystems were there… I also was very shy and didn’t feel like talking to people back then (since I had just moved), but Pathways helped me to change, and become more social, and start to enjoy talking to others again!”

-Evan, Past Pathways Participant

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