School Programs

Field Trips

Outdoor experiences for grades 1-12
School Programs

Field Trips

Outdoor experiences for grades 1-12

Outdoor field trip programs bring students deep into Seward Park for field study and hands-on exploration of forest and wetland ecosystems. Programs are 3.5 hours long (includes lunch break), with 3 activity rotations customized for your grade level, priced at $10/student. Scholarships and school discounts available on a sliding scale.

Call of the Wild: Animals & The Web of Life

Explore the secret life of plants and animals in an expedition through the old growth forest of Seward Park. Learn who eats whom in the food chain and go on a bug hunt. Experience the pressures on the web of life first hand through field games, and in the end you will learn how we all are connected and each play a role in a healthy ecosystem.

**Grades K-2 / Available Fall & Spring seasons**

Targets WA Science Standards K-1 LS1-3; 2-3 LS1, LS3


Eagle’s Roost: Birds of Prey & Ecosystems

Seek the home of the mighty eagle on this epic journey. Explore the old growth forest of Seward Park to learn about the plants, animals and ecosystems that support eagle and his family. Hike up trails, rub the bark and touch the plants that grow on his doorstep. Dissect owl pellets to learn about their prey and experience the pressures on the web of life first hand through field games.

**Grades 3-8 / Available Spring season**

Targets WA Science Standards 2-3 LS1-3, INQA; 4-5 LS1-3, INQA; 6-8 LS2A-B, LS2D, LS3E, INQA


Feathered Friends: Adaptations & Bird Survey

Take flight among the majestic creatures at Seward Park. On this quest, you will investigate the secrets of flight and the magic of migration. Enter the mysterious world of song birds, raptors and waterfowl under towering canopy and along the shores. Using scientific inquiry, conduct a field study of Seward Park’s most illustrious residents.

**Grades K-8 / Available Fall & Spring seasons**

Targets WA Science Standards K-1 LS1B-E, LS2, LS3, INQA, SYSA; 2-3 LS1-2, INQA-C, SYSE; 4-5 LS1-2, LS3A-B, INQA-B; 6-8 LS2, LS3E-F, INQA-B


Fungus Among-us: Decomposition & The Circle of Life

Unearth our most precious resource and inspect the ingredients that power the circle of life from the soil beneath your feet to the towering trees above and back again. Journey into the ancient forest, get your hands dirty exploring the forest floor, notice strange and mysterious mushrooms around every corner, and burrow deep into the fascinating world of decomposers.

**Grades 3-8 / Available Fall season**

Targets WA Science Standards 2-3 LS1-2, ES2A; 4-5 LS1-2, LS3A, ES2D-F; 6-8 LS2, LS3E-F, INQA, SYSA

Schedule a field trip today!

Contact Kathryn Sechrist
at ksechrist@audubon.org or (206) 652-2444 x110 for more information.

Fees and Scholarships
Discounts of up to 95% are available for schools and are based on the percentage of free and reduced lunches or scholarships for your school. Standard cost is $10 per student for a 1 hour field trip.  To request a discount contact Kathryn Sechrist.

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