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Odyssey of Science & Arts: Anacortes, Grades 3-6

Registration opens in March

Dive into investigating science and arts at Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes. Students enjoy and learn in specialized labs at a college marine science education research center. Taught by WWU faculty and education students, courses are designed to engage students through interactive, hands-on activities that foster success in a fun and learning environment.

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

At a Glance

Grades 3-6 (Ages 8-12)

Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Shannon Point Marine Center
See location details

week long programming


Adventures of a Marine Scientist

Have you ever thought about what marine scientists really do? In this program students engage with different marine scientists at the Shannon Point Marine Center. Through hands-on activities, students apply the principles of the scientific method to discover unique aspects of the marine world. 

Instructor: Cristina Villalobos

Students are asked to bring:

  • A healthy snack and water bottle
  • A curious mind
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Repellent
  • Sack lunch
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Students will enjoy class at the Shannon Point Marine Center from Monday through Friday. Maximum enrollment is 20 participants. Supervision is not provided for participants that arrive before the daily start time and/or after the end time.

Adventures of a Marine Scientist

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Check in
8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Class period
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Check out


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Location Details

Shannon Point Marine Center
1900 Shannon Point Rd, Anacortes

For detailed parking instructions (if applicable), please refer to the confirmation letter.

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Cost Details

Early bird Registration: $173 (February 1st - May 14th)
WWU Faculty, Staff, Alumni Registration: $173 (May 15th - July 15th)
Regular Registration: $198 (May 15th - July 15th)

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Cancellation Policy

A full refund is granted if a program or session is cancelled. No reduction fee is given for late arrival, early departure, missed days due to vacation, illness or special events, or expulsion for disciplinary reasons. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to youth@wwu.edu seven days prior to the program start date in order to receive a refund; a $50 per session handling fee will be charged for cancelations. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests received later than the seven days prior to the start date of the session.

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