Summer on the Mountain

by Kori Quatermass
Science and Learning Center Director

The Science and Learning Center (SLC) has been busier than ever this summer with youth education, rentals, camps, and special events!

Since the season kicked off with the NOLS Wilderness First Aid training in April, the building has been in use 75% of all available days, some days having multiple programs. Our amazing education and facilities teams, and education volunteers, have stepped up to ensure high-quality programming and a memorable experience for everyone.

Our 2018 Rental and Events Host, Lee Lounder, has made much of this possible by keeping our guests happy and well-fed, taking the lead on planning our public events, and being a great team member. Lee recently graduated from the Evergreen State College in Olympia with a Bachelor of Arts with Emphasis in Religion, Archaeology, and History. Lee is both an adventurer and great storyteller. If you get the chance to meet her, ask her about growing in in El Paso, archeological digs in Turkey, leading a team of FEMA Corps AmeriCorps members on work projects around the US, or her recent experience starring in the real life version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Upcoming Events at SLC

We invite you to join us for the Sky and Star Party (Saturday, August 4) and our Family Adventure Camp (Sat-Sun, August 11 & 12)!

The Sky and Star Party features:

  • Planetarium and guide from the Tacoma Museum of Flight
  • Talks, plus solar and night sky viewing with the Rose City Astronomers and Friends of Galileo Astronomy Club
  • Hands-on activities, dinner, optional camping, and more!

Family Camp is a chance for parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts or uncles, and foster parents to bond with their children over art, adventure, and science! Families can select from a list of activities based on their interests. Food, along with indoor dorm or outside camping space is included.

Learn more about the Science & Learning Center