NWIC presents Saturday Science Academy workshops

Northwest Indian College's Science Department is hosting a newfangled educational program at the Lummi Campus for high school and NWIC students. The next session will be held on Saturday, June 11th.

The Saturday Science Academy workshops will be held on select Saturdays throughout the winter and spring quarters from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include: Marine Science (beach combing, shellfish & sea tides); River Ecology (salmon and habitat restoration); Physics in Motion (the science of rocketry and lift-off); Today’s Latest Techs (new gadgets by local inventors); Ethnobotany (Native American food, tools and shelter), and; Forest Ecology (visit to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF).

The goal of each event is to engage participants in hands-on, active learning in the sciences. Students will participate in learning topics such as marine biology, physics of rocketry, robotics and ethnobotany. Every lesson will be tied into Native American culture, traditions and corresponding community events.

To sign up or for more information, contact Nathanael Davis at ndavis@nwic.edu or 360-392-4271.

Workshops will be held on the following Saturdays: May 14 & 28, and; June 11
(some later dates are subject to change).
 
What to Bring: 
Participants are encouraged to bring sturdy boots or tennis shoes, jeans to get dirty, and a warm jacket to wear as most event activities will be held outdoors.  Lunch will be provided by the NWIC.