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Western Washington University Announces Spring Youth Programs

Western has announced its Spring 2019 youth programs, and Computer Science Club, Kids Night Out @ Western and GEMS Academy are quickly approaching. Participants can enjoy education, recreation, access to unique and specialized labs and university resources in the following spring programs:


Computer Science Club

Saturdays, April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18 | 10 a.m.-noon

Grades 6-9

$135 to register ($20 discount for Western faculty, staff and alumni)

Exploring AI in Minecraft: Students are given a range of learning tools to hone their technological skills. The focus this spring is making modifications within the game Minecraft. 


Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW)

Friday, April 26 | 7-10 p.m.

$30 to register

Grades K-5

What’s in Bellingham Bay?: Participants explore hands-on science activities with a local focus. The activities are located at the Science Resource Center. Students also have an hour of swimming at Wade King Recreation Center to end the night.


GEMS Academy (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science)

Saturday, May 4 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

$45 to register (registration opens soon)

Grades 5-8

GEMS Academy provides a safe and empowering space for girls in to explore STEM fields in a college setting. Participants have the opportunity to enjoy hands-on activities in the Science Resource Center.


There are also a variety of offerings available this summer. For more information on any of Western’s youth programs visit or contact with any questions.

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

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