Youth Programs at Western

SpacerPoulsbo Grandparents "U"

Grades Grades 1-8
Date Thursday – Friday, July 10-11
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Time Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location WWU Center at Olympic College in Poulsbo
Cost $239 per grandparent/grandchild pair;
additional fees may apply

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Living Between the Tides

Explore the intertidal area of Liberty Bay and visit the Poulsbo Marine Science Center to investigate how invertebrates have adapted to live between the tides. You will examine the different intertidal habitats and learn the important factors that affect their survival. Participants will also identify marine invertebrates and discover the different ways they compete for space and food while avoiding predators.

Physical activity level: Moderate to high; the course will include two field trips
Instructor:  Helle Anderson

Hoot, Hoot, Who Wants to Dissect Owl Pellets?

Join this ecological adventure and learn about the world of owls.  In the bone zone, we'll dissect owl pellets to explore their diet and digestion as you identify owl prey and build a food web. We'll also use Google Earth to map owl habitats and create your own owl ecology mash-up to share.

Physical activity level: Low
Instructor: Tami Barry

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

9:30 – 10:00


Main Building Lobby 2nd Floor

10:00 – 10:15


General Session Classroom

10:30 – 11:30

Get Acquainted Session with Instructor

Classrooms – Agenda available at check-in

12:00 – 1:00


Bring your lunch – Eat inside or outside

1:00 – 2:30

Session #1

Classrooms – Agenda available at check-in

2:30 – 2:45



2:45 – 4:15

Session #2

Classrooms - Agenda available at check-in

Evening Activity

4:45 – 6:00

Picnic in the Park

Poulsbo Parks and Recreation

Friday, July 11, 2014

9:00 – 10:30

Session #3

Classrooms - Agenda available at check-in

10:30 – 10:45



10:45 – 12:15

Session #4

Classrooms - Agenda available at check-in

12:15 – 1:15


Bring your lunch – Eat inside or outside

1:15 – 2:30

Wrap Up

Classroom - Agenda available at check-in


Program Concludes

 General Session Classroom

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Registration is $239* for one grandparent and one grandchild.  Additional grandparents can register for $139 each and additional grandchildren can be added for $79 each. 

*WWU and Olympic College Alumni, Faculty and Staff are eligible for a $20 discount at time of registration.  Discounts cannot be combined.

Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging.  Western has provided room block opportunities at the Poulsbo Inn and Suites.  Please use reservation code “Grandparents U” when calling to secure your room block rate before June 9, 2014.

Cancellations received in writing or via e-mail to before June 20th are eligible for a full refund minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after June 20th will no longer be eligible for a refund.

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