Olympia Waterfront Tour

The Waterfront Tour offers students an opportunity to learn about Puget Sound – right here in our own backyard!  The tour begins at Port Plaza where students rotate through 3 stations: 1) Water Quality Equipment and Sampling; 2) Plankton and Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring; and 3) Tower Trivia!  Students then proceed on a shoreline tour that covers topics such as King tides and sea level rise, Budd Inlet history, the Lake/Estuary debate, and a presentation on New Zealand mud snails at Capitol Lake led by a Washington Invasive Species Council staff member or WDFW biologist.

2-hr field trip designed for grades 5-8

4-hr field trip option available for 6th grade students in partnership with the LOTT Clean Water Alliance.

Pacific Shellfish Institute