Youth Programs at Western

Odyssey of Science & Arts: Grades 7-9
Poulsbo

Explore science and art through hands-on learning at the WWU Center at Olympic College Poulsbo. Taught by highly regarded local educators, all 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. from July 13 – July 16  
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Time AM Session 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
PM Session 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location WWU Center at Olympic College Poulsbo Poulsbo
Cost $109 per morning or afternoon session (before May 15)
$129 per morning or afternoon session (after May 15)
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Courses

Dynamic Pattern in Nature

Morning Session | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Explore, experience and express dynamic patterns in nature through art. This interactive art class is based on exploring, sketching and building from sequences and patterns using science, art and hands-on discovery. Participants will:

  • Practice sketching techniques and tools through outdoor exploration and observations.
  • Tour local flora with a visiting horticulturalist and demonstrate botanical sketching and selection site for building a large web.
  • Visit with a guest artist working with Cedar, take a tour of trees and sketch from sensory input, and layout lines for the web.
  • Experiment with knot tying with a visiting boat builder, complete their sketchbook and build the web to play on.

Students to bring a 12”x18” sketchbook (spiral-bound) and variety of pens and pencils.

Instructor: Leigh Knowles Metteer

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Life at the Edge – of the Sea

Afternoon Session | 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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Schedule

All courses run Monday through Thursday, July 13-16, 2014. 

Supervision is provided from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. for students who are registered for the full day.  It is recommended that students use this time as a lunch period.  Students are asked to bring a lunch daily.

Morning Schedule

8:15 a.m.

Arrive

8:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Class period

12:30 p.m.

Depart

 

Afternoon Schedule

12:45 p.m.

Arrive

1:00 – 4:55 p.m.

Class period

5:00 p.m.

Depart

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Cost

$109 per morning or afternoon session (before May 15)
$109 for WWU and OC faculty, staff and alumni*
$129 per morning or afternoon session (after May 15)

*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 youth@wwu.edu 12 working days prior to the first day of your session; a $50 handling charge will be deducted.

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