Youth Programs at Western

Odyssey of Science & Arts: Grades 7-9

Explore science and art through hands-on learning at the WWU Center at Olympic College Poulsbo. Taught by highly regarded local educators, courses are designed to engage students through interactive activities that foster success in a fun, inquiry-based learning environment.  Participants will create new friendships with local students as they explore both in the classroom and on field trips.

Grades Grades 7-9
Dates Mon.-Thur. July 18 – July 21, 2016
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Time 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (a.m. session)
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (p.m. session)
Location WWU Center at Olympic College Poulsbo
Cost $129
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Life at the Edge – of the Sea

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The edge of the ocean is a challenging place to live. Each living organism has to survive under salty water with crashing waves – and also under the baking sun with no water, twice each day! Participants will:

  • Explore amazing survival strategies of sea life creatures – large and small – that inhabit the intertidal zone.
  • Identify organisms and recognize major zones of life in the intertidal.
  • Gain an understanding of how the physical and chemical environment determines which organisms live where.
  • Design food chains and food pyramids for different intertidal types – rocky vs. sandy.

Visit the Poulsbo Marine Science Center to meet some fascinating creatures that make a living between the tides.

Instructor: Barbara Blackie

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Courses run Monday through Thursday, July 18-21, 2016.

Afternoon Schedule

12:45 p.m.


1:00 – 4:55 p.m.

Class period

5:00 p.m.


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$109 for WWU and OC faculty, staff and alumni*

*WWU and Olympic College Alumni, Faculty and Staff are eligible for a $20 discount at time of registration.  Discounts cannot be combined.
Program cost includes instruction, materials, field trips, lab rental, specialized equipment and a camp memento.

Registrations will be accepted after June 1 on a space available basis.
A full refund is granted if a program or camp is cancelled. No reduction in fees is given for late arrival, early departure or expulsion for disciplinary matters. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to 12 working days prior to the first day of your session; a $50 handling charge will be deducted.

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