Seventh grade science students studying ecology at Woodbrook Middle School in Lakewood have the chance to learn outdoors from students in the environmental sciences and technology students at Clover Park Technical College.
The first wave of 50 students visited the college's Lakewood campus May 22 to learn about water quality tests. CPTC will host two other groups of middle school students this week.
“We want to teach them science, but we also want to get them on campus and get them thinking about the college,” said Andy Fritz, CPTC environmental sciences and technology instructor.
The seventh graders spent part of the morning trekking through wetlands in the 110-acre Flett Creek Laboratory across the street from the college. The students learned how to measure such things as electrolytes and dissolved oxygen levels in the water, and learned about species that live in the habitat.