Olympic School Programs | Environmental Education

School & Group Environmental Science at Olympic

In North America’s best remaining example of temperate rainforest, students study along the Elwha River, increase their scientific literacy, and learn to understand their roles as environmental stewards.

Learning in nature’s classroom

NatureBridge environmental science programs in Olympic National Park offer students in grades K-12 the opportunity to learn hands-on science in an International Biosphere Reserve.  Our three- to five-day residential outdoor science programs are led by experienced educators and customized to enhance your school’s curriculum.

  • A classroom without walls: Located on the shore of glacially carved Lake Crescent, students can investigate old growth forests, wilderness coasts, and alpine peaks.
  • Inquiry-based learning:  Motivated by their own curiosity, students monitor the dynamic Elwha River system, collect and identify macroinvertebrates in Barnes Creek, and study the adaptations of local mammals in our skins and skulls lab.
  • Responsible actions: Students are inspired to make informed decisions about what constitutes a healthy relationship between natural and human communities, their role in that relationship and appropriate actions they can take to sustain it.

Bring your class!

Send a request for more information or call Eva Foster at 206-300-6291.

See a NatureBridge program from a student's perspective

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Eva Foster


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