Super Saturday

 

Come participate in story time, engaging hands-on activities, a craft and view the aquarium.

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

Young boy draws pictures of the sea creatures he is examining

Information At a Glance:

  • Grades: K – 2, plus guardian
  • Dates:
    • Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 2019
    • Feb. 8, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, Jun. 13, 2020
  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Location: SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
  • Cost:
    • $10/family (Dec. and Feb.)
    • Free (Oct.-Nov., Mar.-Jun.) in partnership with Kitsap Regional Library, Poulsbo

Upcoming Courses

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Birds of Land and Sea

Learn about birds from different habitats. Participants become birds and soar through fun activities to discover how different types of beaks, wings, feet and other features are better for different habitats, foods and more!

SEA Educators: Lauren Kemper, Carolyn Standridge

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019 – Secret Life of Salmon

It is a magical time of year when we can see the salmon swimming home to lay their eggs and start the next generation! Join us on a journey through the life of a salmon and discover the many ways they are important to our ecosystem. Then walk/drive up the street to Fish Park to partake in Salmon Tours from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and actually look for salmon returning home to spawn.

SEA Educators: Lauren Kemper, Eurydice Pentz

 

Saturday, December 14, 2019  – The Circle of Marine Life

Just like the plains of Africa, the marine world has its own circle of life! Starting with the smallest plants and animals in the ocean, we learn what marine animals eat and how they are connected in a giant food web.

SEA Educators: Lauren Kemper, Audrey Slane

 

Saturday, February 8, 2020  – The Wonder of Whales

Have you ever seen the inside of a whale? They actually look a lot like us! They have bones that look like our bones and they breathe air like we do. Learn how these giant mammals are able to survive in the ocean and discover the wonder of whales.

SEA Educators: Lauren Kemper, Audrey Slane

 

Saturday, March 14, 2020  – Echinoderms – Spines, Bumps and Tube Feet, Oh My!

What makes an animal an echinoderm? What is an echinoderm? Children discover the features common to all echinoderms, as well as what makes each type unique. Children use props to learn identifying characteristics of sea stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers.

SEA Educators: Lauren Kemper, Audrey Slane

 

Saturday, April 11, 2020 – Magnificent Mollusks!

What does a clam, moon snail, squid and octopus all have in common? They are all mollusks! The phylum Mollusca includes bivalves, gastropods and cephalopods. Children learn the basics of classification and how we classify these diverse creatures, both by what they have in common and by their differences. Special attention given to the most intelligent mollusk of all—the octopus.

SEA Educators: Lauren Kemper, Audrey Slane

 

Saturday, May 9, 2020 – Curious about Crustaceans and Crabs

Participants are introduced to a group of animals called arthropods—with a focus on a subgroup called crustaceans. What marine animals are crustaceans? What do they look like, what do they do and how do they do it? This session includes hands-on exploration of live crabs, as well as learning about the diversity of crustaceans in our local marine habitats.

SEA Educators: Lauren Kemper, Audrey Slane

 

Saturday, June 13, 2020 – Terrific Tools!

Humans use a variety of tools to do work—but how do the animals in the ocean catch their food, keep safe or move around? Children discover how various marine animal body parts resemble tools that humans use. By comparing these animals’ adaptations with human tools, participants learn how the animals use their body parts in their ocean environment, particularly in obtaining food.

SEA Educators: Lauren Kemper, Audrey Slane

 

 

Participants 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
  • A water bottle
  • Any additional items specified in course description

*WWU is not responsible for lost belongings

Schedule

9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Check-in
10 a.m – noon Program

 

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. Click to 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

Free in October through November and March through June, in partnership with Kitsap Regional Library, Poulsbo.

$10 per family in December and February.

Space is limited; early registration is encouraged.

Costs include staffing, instructional/recreational equipment, materials and supplies.

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