UW-Bothell introduces Everett Middle School students to higher education, wetlands
March 7, 2011 · 10:32 AM
The University of Washington, Bothell hosted 280 students from Everett’s Eisenhower Middle School March 3. The visit was part of an outreach program engineered to help middle-school students identify more closely with higher education.
The students received a brief presentation followed by a campus tour, some time to interact with current university students and a tour of the wetlands, which take up more than half of the UW-Bothell campus and are part of one of the largest wetlands restoration projects in the Pacific Northwest.
In February, 360 eighth-grade students from Everett’s Evergreen Middle School also visited the campus.
UW-Bothell Associate Director of Admissions Lindsey Wille states that “one of the best ways to promote higher education to middle- and high-school students is by actually showing them what our university has to offer. Campus tours inform students about the process of transitioning into college, convey the mentality necessary to be a successful student, and demonstrate the excitement of university life enjoyed by UW-Bothell students. Most importantly, our goal is to inspire students to realize that they can actually attend college.”
The UW-Bothell Office of Admissions hosts a variety of events throughout the year, which are targeted to local high-school students. The campus also offers daily tours for the public at 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For tour registration information, visit uwb.edu.