We are an interdisciplinary Science Education Center striving towards the best in science teaching education. Our mission and values guide us to  improving teaching and learning through the lens of equity, inclusion and STEM literacy for all.  

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The SMATE Building will be closed through Fall quarter, but staff are still working.

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Taxidermied bald eagle and swan in a display case
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The theme for this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration is “Breathe,” a message truly befitting the times we find ourselves in.

Patterns from Indigenous People's Blankets

WWU Biologists to Study the Hunting Behavior of Local Seals From the Air

the face of a harbor seal

Debi has authored a chapter entitled "Considering the Classroom Assessment of Nature of Science " in the newly published book, Nature of Science in Science Instrution; Rationaled and Strategies,…

Cover of Nature of Science in Science Instruction