Now scheduling Summer Adventures for Summer 2021!

Plan your youth groups summer adventure at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. We offer flexible summer programs that are customizable to fit your groups needs!

Information & Activities

Our programs are flexible experiences that fit all grades, abilities, & learning styles with activities ranging from nature art to youth science. We offer several packages that vary in pricing and length with multiple, customizable activities & topics to choose from.

Facilitated Activity Options

Bog Walk (included in all packages): Take a walk back in time and explore SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve’s 8,000 to 10,000-year-old peat bog. This rare habitat is one of the few peatlands remaining in King County and viewing it can only be described as magical. We will explore this ecosystem together and do a few fun activities along the way!

Hiking: Join a SHADOW Naturalist for a hike around the Nature Preserve. We are home to over 3 miles of trails perfect for exploring young and old forests, wetlands, and more!

Nature Art: Create nature-inspired art and let the Nature Preserve be your muse. We will choose between a variety of activities: Found Item Art, The Art of Nature Journaling, Building Fairy Houses, Design Your Own Bog Creature and more!

Youth Science: Learn and Do with this activity focused around the scientific exploration. This activity will focus around observations of wildlife for our iNaturalist database, recording the pH in wetlands for our Bog Project, or recording information on plants for the National Phenology Network.

Native Plant Identification & Gardening: Spend time gardening and learning about Native Plants at our Native Plant Garden. This activity is all about care for our garden and the earth while learning the importance of pollinators.



  • Water cycle, wetlands, watersheds
  • Animal & plant adapatations
  • Wildlife & habitats
  • Ecosystems & ecosystem services
  • Restoration, land preservation, & sustainability
  • Local geology & glaciers

Packages & Pricing

Featuring a modular curriculum aligned with Common Core and Washington’s Next Generation Science Standards, our Summer Programs are customizable for any group. Trip coordinators may choose from the below list of topics for facilitated activities. Every Summer Program Package comes with a tour of the 8,000-year-old SHADOW Lake Bog.  

All groups are required to place a $30 non-refundable booking deposit to secure their slot.  

*Sliding scale and reduce pricing available for groups – email for details.


Package Name  Package Includes  Program Length  Pricing
Explorer Package   Bog Tour + 1 Facilitated activity in topic of choice   2 Hours 

$30 booking fee + 


Adventurer Package  Bog Tour + 2 Facilitated activities in topic(s) of choice  3 Hours 

$30 booking fee + 


Discover Package  Bog Tour included & up to 3 activities   4-5 Hours 

$30 booking fee + 


Stewardship Package 

Bog Tour, 1 Facilitated activity in topic of choice + 2-hour volunteer service project at SHADOW  

4 Hours 

$30 booking fee 

No fee per person 

Inquire & Schedule