Environmental Science Center


The Environmental Science Center promotes environmental stewardship and academic achievement through science-based education in South King County.

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Website: http://envsciencecenter.org/
Address: 126 SW 148th Street Suite C100-170
Burien, WA 98166
Email: tara@envsciencecenter.org
Phone Number: 206-248-4266
EIN: 91-2010658
Founded in 2000, the Environmental Science Center is a not-for-profit organization offering quality, experiential environmental education programs at our local beaches, streams, forests, and classrooms in South King County. ESC promotes environmental stewardship to thousands of people through collaborations with a growing number of school districts and community-based organizations as well as speaking engagements, festivals, and workshops. Over the years, ESC has steadily grown the number of programs it offers, the diversity of students it serves, and the number of hours of science-based environmental education it provides. During the 2015-2016 fiscal year alone, we delivered 457 programs that reached 9,768 students.

Our Vision
Our community is inspired and contributes to a sustainable future through quality environmental science education.
Leading to:

• Increased enjoyment and understanding of environmental science
• Sense of community responsibility for healthy choices that effect the Puget Sound ecosystem
• Improved quality of life and career opportunities for children from low income families through involvement in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) classes
• Greater representation of diverse communities in STEM occupational fields

ESC's Core Values
Respect for the Environment- We recognize that making choices that benefit our environment stems from a respect for the natural world.

Community Engagement- We understand that positive change starts with investing in the community in which we live and work, and that everyone within our community can impact the health of our environment.

Academic Achievement- We know that STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education can improve the quality of life and career opportunities for people within our community.

Discovery and Exploration- We support hands-on learning opportunities that produce engaging and quality educational experiences with lasting impact.

Equity and Access- We believe that everyone should have access to quality science education.