Young Explorers

Western's Youth Program's Young Explorers offers enrichment courses during the Bellingham School District year. Each day offers a different way to explore our world. Each program is packaged and delivered individually to let families choose the schedule and programs that work best around their lives.

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

At a Glance


4 - 6




3 - 5 p.m.


$30/per course



Young Explorer Courses


Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The emphasis of this class will be on physical and earth sciences.

  • Matter–what is it and how can it be modeled and observed?
  • Students construct their own drawing or model with somewhat of a scale of the solar system:
  • PhET simulation–my solar system OR states of matter.
  • The rock cycle.
  • What evidence do we have that Earth is changing (Smithsonian Activity)?
  • Earth’s Systems: Geosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere–how are they different and how do they interact with each other?
  • Exploration with Google Maps and Google Earth.

Registration Close Date: Jan. 1, 2021


February Courses

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Birds around your home and all over the world tell us a lot about the place we live. Join us to learn more about local birds by understanding who is tweeting, singing and soaring in your neighborhood. 

Registration Close Date: Jan. 28, 2021