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The Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC) is a new, university-led, environmental learning center at St. Edward State Park, located on the northeast shore of Lake Washington near Seattle Washington. Commencing operations in summer of 2022, the Center will host a broadly interdisciplinary and equity centered program integrating environmental education, research, and community engagement with the purpose of advancing public understanding, scientific knowledge, environmental equity and justice, connection with nature, environmental sustainability, and stewardship of Pacific Northwest ecosystems and the larger world.
Learn more about the EERC and its unique partnership.

The EERC’s mission is to provide integrated environmental education and research experiences to broad and diverse communities with the purpose of advancing public understanding, connection with nature, scientific knowledge, skills and stewardship of Pacific Northwest ecosystems.  We share our mission and build community through.

  • Youth and Family Outreach Programs
  • K-12 School Partnered Programs
  • University partnered undergraduate field study and community engaged science research and monitoring programs

The EERC stands on the lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, whose ancestors resided here since time immemorial. Many Indigenous peoples from different Nations, Tribes, and Bands thrive in this place—alive and strong