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MA-10-16-0363-16

Pacific Science Center
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$140,634.00
City: 
Seattle
State: 
WA
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

The Pacific Science Center will partner with the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) to initiate a second cohort of teen interns for its Lake Washington Watershed Internship Program (LWWIP). Over three years, eight college students will mentor up to 34 teen interns, who in turn will reach 750 K-5 elementary students via afterschool programs involving hands-on learning, habitat restoration, and stream monitoring. Teen interns will demonstrate an increase in their science process, critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills; indicate an increase in their appreciation, understanding and sense of stewardship for their watershed; and show an increase in their awareness of environmental science and education careers. UWB undergraduate volunteer mentors will gain skills in education and mentorship, and K-5 participants in afterschool programs will increase their knowledge of the Lake Washington watershed and their local creek as well as have an understanding of their role in protecting it.