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Environmental education

Join us to learn about the environment we live in through programs appropriate for all ages. Plan field trips to treatment plants and landfills, find lesson plans and materials for schools and find opportunities for internships and summer jobs.

Environmental learning opportunities

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Internship and career programs

High school internships and career program - Wastewater Treatment Division
Paid summer internship for high school aged students.

King County Parks Youth Conservation Corps
Paid summer internship for local high schoolers. Applications open in mid-March. Interns will work with King County Parks & Recreation Division staff at multiple parks to better understand the breadth and depth of environmental justice, conservation, environmental stewardship, and parks and recreation management practices.

Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks Washington Conservation Corps
Service opportunities for young adults and military veterans to learn by doing and get hands-on experience in the environmental field.

King County internships
King County provides internships for fully enrolled undergraduate and graduate students that provide experiences in a number of environmental fields.


The Dirt: calendar of hands-on volunteer events
Outdoor volunteer projects and programs from Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks. Sign up for project announcements.

Maps, graphics and data

Climate change graphics

Environmental monitoring data
King County monitors the health of local streams, rivers and Puget sound; get up to date data to use in education programs.

Interactive mapping tool for educators and students to learn about our regional water systems.

Open data at King County
Public data on a variety of topics for a variety of uses.

Educational outing at Seahurst Park