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Western Washington University Announces Winter Youth Programs in Bellingham and Anacortes

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Registration is now open for Western Washington University's 2020 winter Youth Programs in Bellingham and Anacortes, with topics from snow science to video game design. 

The following programs are offered this winter in Bellingham:

Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW)

Grades K-5

Jan. 24: Everything Engineering

Feb. 21: What’s Inside the Human Body?


GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) Night Out

Grades 3-8

Jan. 31: Winter Wonderland


Computer Science Club

Grades 6-8

Feb. 1, 8, 22, 29; Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 (no class Feb. 15): Video Game Design with Scratch



All ages

Feb. 29

Enjoy this free, family-friendly event that welcomes individuals and groups from across Western Washington University and local Bellingham communities who are engaged in STEM research and fields. Children learn about careers in STEM, enjoy demonstrations and presentations, and participate in STEM programs.


The following programs are offered this winter in Anacortes:

Ocean After School

Grades 3-5

Feb. 11, 12, 13: Marine Science


Kids Night Out @ Western

Grades K-5

Mar. 13: Marine Science


Early bird registration is offered for selected programs. Western faculty and staff are also eligible for discounts on selected programs.

Additionally, financial assistance is available for GEMS Night Out in Bellingham, as well as both offerings in Anacortes. Please apply for assistance before registering for your chosen program(s).

In addition to personal growth, Youth Programs encourages youth of all ages to consider higher education as a possibility for their own future. For more information on Western Youth Programs, visit, email or call (360) 650-3308.

Western is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Outreach and Continuing Education at (360) 650-3308 or

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:40am