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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 choose from the following program options:

Students 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.
A field study that connects with the in-class FOSS Landforms Unit (or similar curriculum). Students collect data such as slope, soil moisture, soil type, and air temperature in order to compare three different landforms in the Brightwater Natural Area and make conclusions about the landforms' ability to support wildlife.
Students explore how humans are connected to the water cycle. They observe what happens to the water from their homes once it arrives at Brightwater and discover how their daily actions influence the Puget Sound watershed.
Home school groups, Scout troops, and other non-school-affiliated groups of children ages 9 and over, should register for an upcoming Saturday general public treatment plant tour. Visit the Brightwater Center events page for a list of upcoming tour opportunities.
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Register for a field trip online, via the Islandwood website.
Learn about King County's Wheels to Water Program, which provides field trip bus transportation to Brightwater for qualifying schools.
For more information

Derek Jones, Islandwood Brightwater Program Coordinator
206-263-8866
derekj@islandwood.org