three students work with plastic bins full of sea plant material in a classroom

Ocean After School: Anacortes, Winter

Registration closes Feb. 4, 2020: Reserve your spot today!

More humans have been to the moon than the deepest part of our ocean! Is your child curious about what mysteries hide under the surface? Join us at the Shannon Point Marine Center to explore our ocean from local beach life to the deepest depths during February Early Release week for Anacortes School District. Dive in to three afternoons of fun as we learn about the largest place on Earth, new discoveries, cool innovations and how marine scientists at Shannon Point investigate these mysteries.

Financial assistance is available for this program! Before registering, Apply for financial assistance with the WWU Youth Program Financial Assistance app.

Youth program participants and staff must abide by all University regulations and program rules.

At a Glance

Students currently in Grades 3-5

February 11-13, 2020

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes
See location details

3 sessions

$20 discount for early bird and Western faculty and staff.


Students are asked to bring:

  • A water bottle and a healthy snack
  • Weather/activity appropriate clothing
  • A curious mind
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1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Students check-in at SPMC

1:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Lessons and activities

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Students check-out at SPMC
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Location Details

Shannon Point Marine Center
1900 Shannon Point Rd, Anacortes

For parking instructions, please refer to the program information letter which will be emailed to registered families on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

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Cost Details

Regular Registration: $200 (January 20 – February 4, 2020)
Early Bird: $180 (through January 19, 2020)
Western Faculty/Staff: $180 (through February 4, 2020)

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Cancellation Policy

Any request for cancellation must be made by email to A cancellation request received prior to seven calendar days before the registration close date will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee. The cancellation fee will be deducted from the full refund. There will be no refunds for cancellation request received within seven calendar days before the registration close date. 
Full refunds with no cancellation fee will be given for any program cancelled by Western.

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