As of June 2020, The Community Waters Field Study has been discontinued in Seattle as Seattle Public Schools shifts entirely to Amplify Science. We are working on developing NEW field trip and virtual programs for 2020-21 to enhance and localize some Amplify units!

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Video about Community Waters Field Study

Read about the Community Waters Field Study in this blog post!

What has been engineered to help with stormwater problems in your community?  Is it meeting different stakeholders’ criteria for success?  Students will apply science and engineering practices as they investigate what engineers have done to help with local stormwater problems.  This program is taught by IslandWood staff.

Who: 4th and 5th graders in Seattle

Time: 3.5 hours including lunch break; 9:30-1:00

Where:  A stream &/or stormwater infrastructure location as close to your school as possible. Our sites include: Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel, High Point Development, and Be’er Sheva Park.

When : late September-December (fall); March-April (winter); April-June (spring)

Cost:  FREE!  This program is fully funded by Seattle Public Utilities.  Transportation assistance available.

This program incorporates Next Generation Science Standards and supports the Grades 3-5 Engineering Design performance expectations.