Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW)

Enjoy a well-deserved date night while your kids have a fun-filled evening through Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW). Students in grades K-5 will explore hands-on, inquiry-based science and view the aquarium.

Join the fun!

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

 

Information At a Glance:

  • Grades: K-5
  • Dates: 
    • Nov. 16, 2019
    • Feb. 14, Mar. 28, May 8, Jun. 12, 2020
  • Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Location: SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
  • Cost: $20 / youth
  • Walk-ins welcome! (as space allows)

Upcoming Courses:

 

Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Novel Engineering

The characters in our favorite stories have lots of problems! What if we could help by creating solutions for them? Participants develop their problem solving and engineering skills as we read a story and work together to design and build devices or processes to fix the problems the characters encounter.

SEA Educators: Lesley Cashon, Eurydice Pentz

 

Friday, February 14, 2020 – Science Mash-Up

Students redefine their views of what a scientist is and explore a variety of sciences with hands-on activities throughout the night – from chemistry, physics and ecology to other applicable sciences. Participants experiment with us to discover their favorite science, engage in aquarium fun and a discuss scientists as well.

SEA Educators: Evona Cole, Mindy Fohn

 

Saturday, March 28, 2020 – Water Wonders

Students explore hands-on, inquiry-based science and end the evening with a guided tour of the aquarium. Activities include becoming a water drop to explore the grand journey water goes through around and throughout the earth, as well as building an interactive model to problem solve a runoff issue. Water is beautiful and powerful and EVERYWHERE!

SEA Educators: Evona Cole, Lesley Cashon

 

Friday, May 8, 2020 – Orcas

Participants are orcas for a night using their special skills to hunt for salmon, navigate the murky waters of the Salish Sea and swim up to 80 miles a day. Students learn why these gentle giants were once feared by sailors and now are closely watched by millions in hopes of their recovery.

SEA Educators: Mindy Fohn, Audrey Slane

 

Friday, June 12, 2020 – CSI: Police Report

Investigators wanted for a detective project with this crime scene investigator workshop. Participants solve a mystery by using interactive hands-on, innovative techniques. Engage interactively to learn processes and applications for CSI. Collect, analyze and present evidence to support findings.

SEA Educators: Carolyn Standridge, Evona Cole

Students are asked to bring:

  • Enthusiasm and a curious mind
  • Short sleeve shirt to keep dry at the touch tank
  • A Jacket
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • A snack (optional)
  • A water bottle (optional)

*WWU is not responsible for lost belongings

Schedule

5:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Student check-in
6 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Program
8:45 p.m. – 9 p.m. Student check-out

 

Location

SEA Discovery Center
18743 Front Street NE Poulsbo, WA 98370
Directions

The SEA Discovery is located in downtown Poulsbo near the corner of Front St. and Hostmark St. See the map.

Directions from Hwy 3:
1. Take the Finn Hill Road exit
2. Turn right onto NW Finn Hill Rd
3. Continue onto NW Lindvig Way
4. Continue onto Front St NE
5. The SEA Discovery Center will be on your right. Turn right into the parking lot prior to the SEA Discovery Center building.

Directions from Hwy 305 heading South:
1. Head South on WA-305
2. Turn right onto NE Hostmark St
3. Continue onto Front St NE
4. The SEA Discovery Center will be on your left. Turn left into the parking lot just after the SEA Discovery Center building.

Directions from Hwy 305 heading North:
1. Head North on WA-305
2. Turn left onto NE Hostmark St
3. Continue onto Front St NE
4. The SEA Discovery Center will be on your left. Turn left into the parking lot just after the SEA Discovery Center building.

 

Parking:

Parking is available in the small lot outside the SEA Discovery Center. However, this lot does fill up quickly. There is 3 hour public parking by the marina, and by the waterfront park nearby. Please allow for ample time to find parking and walk to the SEA Discovery Center for check-in and check-out.

 

Cost Details

$20/per session

Cancellation Policy

All classes and programs are self-sustaining and subject to minimum enrollments. No refunds are available for this program unless the program is cancelled. For questions, email SEAeducation@wwu.edu