Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Environmental Science Practicum


Learn about environmental science and associated careers.

In this week-long, summer program, high school students can practice field skills and learn about current aquatic and terrestrial research from scientists and professionals, while looking ahead to discover educational pathways for environmental science career fields.

If you are interested in getting outside this summer to explore your local ecosystems and learn about careers in environmental science, this is the program for you.


Summer 2020 Practicum Cancelled

Unfortunately, the summer 2020 Practicum program has been cancelled in compliance with State and County guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. Sign up for our Teens eNews to get notified about upcoming programs and opportunities. 

Program Details

  • Ages: Grades 9-12
  • When: The Summer 2020 Practicum has been cancelled.
    Session 1, June 29 – July 3; Session 2, July 27 – 31 (for young women and gender non-conforming teens only)
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Members, $450 / General Public, $495
  • Where: Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
  • Registration deadline: Session 1, June 24, 2020; Session 2, July 22, 2020

Limited scholarships available upon inquiry. Please email for scholarship application and information.

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.

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