Teen Programs & Volunteer Opportunities



Environmental Science and Technology Practicum

This eight-week practicum for high school students explores environmental science, clean technology and associated careers. Each session provides an opportunity for in-depth, hands-on investigations in both field and laboratory settings involving aquatic and terrestrial research and monitoring.

Environmental Science Pathways

This weekly after-school program is for middle school students interested in environmental science and clean technology. During this eight-week series, students will discover the science behind renewable energy, watersheds and our natural environment. We will conduct hands-on experiments and projects both in the field and in our state-of-the-art wetlab.

Wetlab Academy Custom Student Programs

Wetlab Academy tailors our programs to meet the needs of your high school and middle school students. Our state-of-the-art wetlab and 320-acre Mercer Slough Nature Park provide an unparalleled opportunity to give students the tools to explore, study and be inspired by environmental chemistry and watershed science.

Naturalist In Training

This is a summer volunteer opportunity that offers experience working with young kids in our popular nature-based Camps for Curious Minds program in Bellevue.

Lake Washington Watershed Internship

The Lake Washington Watershed Internship is a year-long (October to September) internship that helps teens become informed stewards of their local community through mentoring, hands-on learning, restoration and stream monitoring.
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