Elementary and middle school programs
IslandWood partners with King County to provide exceptional learning experiences for community members at the Brightwater Education Center. At Brightwater, IslandWood engages students, teachers and families in experiential and project-based fieldwork that appeals to diverse learning styles and interests. Field trips can accommodate up to 60 students per day, last 4 hours, and are free of charge. Teachers can choose from the following program options:
In this field program, students investigate the role of freshwater ecosystems in their communities. They develop an understanding of whom and what lives in and around our ponds, how people use, impact, and change them, and how the ponds help us manage stormwater. Register here.
In this field program, students actively engage in the engineering design process to tackle stormwater engineering problems. Students investigate the design of Brightwater’s streams, ponds, hills, and wetlands to gather data that will help them develop solutions. Register here.
In this unit, students will learn how the choices they make on a daily basis impact the water cycle. We’ll explore the state-of-the art Brightwater Cleanwater Treatment Facility and see how engineers have designed a system to clean our water and protect human and environmental health. Register here.
For more information
Derek Jones, Islandwood Brightwater Program Coordinator