Preschool Outreach

Our classroom-based outreach programs will come to your Pre-K center!

Off Site

Ocean Animals

What is an animal without a backbone? Students will learn about some of our Puget Sound invertebrates such as squid, mussels and sea stars. Games, puppets, songs and discussions help students explore the names, locomotion and habitats of these animals.


Seals, Whales and Otters

What makes a whale a marine mammal? This class explores the characteristics of marine mammals with hands-on opportunities to handle pelts, bones, teeth and baleen. Other activities include making marine mammal rubbings and life-size marine mammal banners.


Fun with Fishes

Using real skeletons and teeth, students will learn about Northwest fishes and sharks, including the elusive sixgill sharks of Puget Sound. Activities include fish rubbings, storytelling and other fishy fun!


The Salmon Story

This class introduces children to the life cycle of the salmon, and discusses how salmon are affected by natural processes and human activities. Learning tools include a watershed magnet board game, and creative dramatics.


Program Fees, Dates and Times

Program is FULL for the season.
Registration opens in August for the following school year.

Off-Site Programs

Preschool Outreach
Program length for Pre–K is 45 minutes
Fees: $120 per program; $80 per additional program.
Limited to 30 participants per program, and four programs per day.

Other Information

  • Hands-on inquiry science experiences are emphasized in these programs.
  • Programs align with Washington State Science Standards
  • Topics are seasonal
  • Conservation Education Scholarship Funding is available.