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Explore the Ecosystems of Washington State

Explore the diverse ecosystems of Washington state — from prairies to wetlands, estuaries to rainforests, and marine waters to grasslands. Through hands-on individual and group activities, you’ll learn about the relationships between organisms and their ecosystems. 

Who It’s For

This class is for incoming 4th to 5th graders.


Caitlin Chamberlin earned a master’s in education with a science concentration from the University of Washington, and she’s taught at the Bertschi School -since 2013. Before graduate school, Caitlin developed and taught field-based science courses at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island and for the Pacific Science Center. Caitlin loves to inspire students to be curious about their world.

More Information

This remote course is taught via Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. The instructor uses a blend of whole group discussion, small group/partner work and individual work time. 

To participate, you should have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a headset and webcam.

See the Policies section for details about registration policies and more.