Mercer Slough Environmental Education CenterA partnership with the City of Bellevue, offering nature-based programs for all ages.
Environmental Science & Technology Practicum
Summer 2019 Sessions
Details for the summer 2019 sessions will be available this spring.
Do you want a career saving the world? Are you fascinated by tinkering and tech? Join Pacific Science Center at Mercer Slough as we explore green technology and engineering. Meet with local scientists and innovators, learn more about local issues, and even build an air pollution sensor! If you are interested in a green career, but want more experience and job skills, this is the program for you.
- Grades: 9-12
- Where: Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center (1625 118th Avenue SE, Bellevue)
Past Professional Scientist Guest Speakers
Dr. Cody Schlenker, novel polymers for solar panels, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Dr. Paul McElhany, Ocean Acidification, NOAA
James Barger and Dr. Ellen Letvin, Environmental Innovation Challenge, University of Washington
Karin Bumbaco, Climate in Washington, Office of the Washington state climatologist
Dr. Meade Krosby, Wildlife and climate change adaptation, Department of Biology, University of Washington
Burton Hamner, small-scale hydropower, Hydrovolts
Amanda Bruner, urban runoff/becoming a scientist, Center for Urban Waters
Kit Paulson, urban watersheds, City of Bellevue Watershed Planning Manager
Dede Montgomery, Environmental Health and Safety, OHSU
Dr. Jim Thomson, Tidal energy, University of Washington
Elizabeth Wilmott, community responses to climate change, Climate Solutions
Ash Asad, Green buildings, McKinstry
Sono Hashisaki, Environmental assessment careers, Springwood Associates