ImmaculateC13-Smithers-resizedExplore Lake Washington’s Wetlands or the Arboretum’s Woodland Forests to learn about habitats and interdependence.

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Wetland Wildlife

During this hour long exploration of Duck Bay and Foster Island, your little tadpoles will use their senses to learn all about wetlands: the plants and animals that live there, and the valuable role that wetlands play in the broader ecosystem. Through story-telling and craft-making, your students will soak it all up like little sponges.
Recommended Age: Pre-K (ages 3-6 who haven’t attended kindergarten)

Forests Are a Healthy Home

How are forests like our homes?  What lives in a forest?  Why do forests have layers?  Pre-kindergarten students will spend an hour hiking among our woodlands using all of their senses to explore, play and discover the answers to these important forest questions.
Recommended Age: Pre-K

Wetlands 101

This program takes place in our Foster Island wetland area. During this introduction into the wonderful world of wetlands, students will get to know the plants & animals that live in wetlands and in the process learn about the many services provided by these valuable ecosystems.
Recommended Age: K – 2nd Grade

Forests 101

Set in the wooded areas of the Arboretum, this program introduces students to the different parts of a forest ecosystem. Concepts of inter-dependence and change are taught through games and hands-on activities.
Recommended Age: K – 2nd Grade

Wetlands 201

This program takes place in and around Foster Island, a wetland area rich in biodiversity and highly accessible. Students will collect data to determine diversity and come to understand why it’s in our best interest to preserve wetland ecosystems.
Recommended Age: 3rd – 6th Grade

Forests 201

The Arboretum is an ideal place to teach students about one of the aspects that makes the Pacific Northwest unique – our forests. During this program, students will have a chance to see succession in action and learn how a healthy forest ecosystem maintains a natural balance.
Recommended Age: 3rd – 6th Grade

Sustainable Farming 101

During this introduction to sustainable farming, students will learn about interdependence and how the UW Farm tries to “work with nature” to create a healthy, balanced ecosystem. This field trip takes place at the UW Farm located at the Center for Urban Horticulture.
Recommended Age: 1st-3rd Grade

Self-Guided Field Trips

Interested in a self-guided field trip? Check out our list of Explorer Packs available to rent.

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