Youth Programs at Western

Anacortes Grandparents “U”

Grades Grades 1-5 (Ages 7-10)
Date Thursday - Friday
July 30 & 31, 2015
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Time Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location Shannon Point Marine Center
Cost $199 per grandparent/grandchild pair;
additional fees may apply

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Intertidal Life

Discover the organisms and habitats that are part of the Salish Sea shores.  We will conduct surveys of rocky intertidal and sandy shorelines, collect plankton with a net, discover what organisms live in these habitats, and just how they find their way home. This class will give you experience with equipment used in studies of marine biology and ecology. 

Recommended age:  Ages 7-10

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

Instructor: Shawn Arellano and Mira Lutz

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Class Orientation and Session #1

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Class Session #2

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Class Session #3


Friday, July 31, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Class Session #4

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Class Session #5

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Boxed Lunch in Classroom

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Class Session #6 / Wrap Up

2:30 p.m.

Program Concludes

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Registration is $199* for one grandparent and one grandchild. Additional grandparents can register for $139 each and additional grandchildren can be added for $79 each. This includes all class/instructor fees, facilities access, and lunch on Thursday and Friday.
*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:

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received in writing or via e-mail to on or before July 2 are eligible for a full refund minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after July 2 will no longer be eligible for a refund.

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Page Updated 07.29.2015