Elementary and Middle School Programs
IslandWood provides educational field trips for students in grades 3-8 utilizing the many resources at the Brightwater Center. Field trips can accommodate up to 60 students per day, last 3-4 hours, and are free of charge. Teachers can chose from the following program options:
- Freshwater Ecosystem Investigation (grades 3-5)
In this field experience, students will engage in the scientific process by comparing aquatic macroinvertebrates from two pond ecosystems in the Brightwater Center natural area; designed for elementary classes studying ecosystems, habitats, or microorganisms.
- Landforms Investigation (grades 4-5)
This field experience helps students make connections to concepts learned in the classroom-based Landforms Science Unit. Students will conduct field investigation in the freshwater ecosystem located in the Brightwater Center natural area.
- Humans and the Water Cycle (grades 5-8)
In this field experience, students will explore how humans are connected to the water cycle. They will observe what happens to the water used in their homes once it arrives at Brightwater and discover how their daily actions influence the Puget Sound watershed.
Registration is now open for the 2012-2013 school year. Please register online by going to http://islandwood.org/school_programs/brightwater/brightwaters-program-registration
For more information please contact Derek Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-263-8866