Youth Programs at Western

Anacortes Grandparents “U”

Grades Grades 1-5
Date Thursday - Friday, Aug. 7-8 
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Time Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location Shannon Point Marine Center
Cost $239 per grandparent/grandchild pair;
additional fees may apply

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Marine Biology

Discover the organisms and habitats that are part of the Salish Sea ecosystem.  We will conduct surveys of rocky intertidal, shoreline, and plankton communities and identify many of the organisms that live in these habitats.  Participants will also explore the water environment in which these organisms live as they gain experience with equipment used in studies of marine biology and ecology.

Physical activity level: Moderate to high; many activities will be conducted outside, including walks on the very rocky intertidal zone and mud flats, and conducting beach seining.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

9:30 – 10:00


Shannon Point Marine Center

10:00 – 10:30


Shannon Point Classroom

10:30 – 11:30

Opening Session


12:00 – 1:00


Lunch Buffet in Classroom

1:00 – 2:30

Session #1

Classroom – Agenda available at check-in

2:30 – 2:45



2:45 – 4:15

Session #2

Classroom - Agenda available at check-in

Evening Activity

4:45 – 6:00

Picnic on the Beach

Washington Park Picnic Shelter

Friday, August 8, 2014

9:00 – 10:30

Session #3

Classroom - Agenda available at check-in

10:30 – 10:45



10:45 – 12:15

Session #4

Classroom - Agenda available at check-in

12:15 – 1:15


Boxed Lunch  in Classroom

1:15 – 2:30

Wrap Up

Classroom - Agenda available at check-in


Program Concludes


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Registration is $239* for a grandparent and their grandchild, which includes all instruction, facilities access, lunch on Thursday and Friday, and dinner on Thursday evening. 
*WWU Alumni, Faculty and Staff are eligible for a $20 discount at time of registration.

Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging.  Western has provided room block opportunities at two lodging locations:

  • The Majestic Hotel located in the heart of Anacortes; please use reservation code WWUGSP when you call for reservations.
  • The Swinomish Casino and Lodge located just outside of Anacortes; please use reservation code WWU1 to secure your block rate.

Additional lodging options can be found through the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce.

Cancellations received in writing or via e-mail to before July 11 are eligible for a full refund minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after July 11 will no longer be eligible for a refund.

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