Other Youth Activities and Programs

Zookeeper for a Day

A sea otter lounges on the beach at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

Sunday, September 15, 2019
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

How does a zookeeper spend their day? In this working program you will assist in maintaining safe and hygienic living conditions for the animals, learn how to prep their food, and perform enrichment activities behind the scenes.

Schooner Adventures (Seattle departure)

Several young people hauling the main sail of a sailing ship. It is a sunny day. Calm water and a tree lined shoreline can be seen in the background.Sunday, September 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sound Experience welcomes you to the historic Schooner Adventuress for a voyage of exploration of Puget Sound! Sound Experience sails the historic schooner to educate, inspire, and empower an inclusive community that works to improve the Puget Sound marine environment and celebrate its maritime heritage. 

Schooner Adventures (Tacoma departure)

Several young people hauling the main sail of a sailing ship. It is a sunny day. Calm water and a tree lined shoreline can be seen in the background.Sunday, October 6, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sound Experience welcomes you to the historic Schooner Adventuress for a voyage of exploration of Puget Sound! Sound Experience sails the historic schooner to educate, inspire, and empower an inclusive community that works to improve the Puget Sound marine environment and celebrate its maritime heritage. 

Halloween Spook-tacular 

A illustration of a house with three towers. There are lights in the window.  There are bats silhouetted against the rising moon.  Jack-o-lanterns with illuminated faces are in the front yard.Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Have a fang-tastic fun time while you practice cooking, cleaning, O&M, and teamwork! We will mix up a cauldron of wicked fun including Halloween-themed cooking, games and a scavenger hunt. 

Transportation Options 

Black and white icons of a bus and a car with a ride-share decal in the front window.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

One of the most difficult challenges for people with vision loss is finding reliable and affordable transportation. In this mobile, face paced, car -loving society, there are many options for safe and independent travel. Come and explore some of the options out there.

Careers Under the Sea  

A Blue Zoo staff person is placing live starfish in the hands of two young visitors.Saturday, October 19, 2019 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 

Learn about occupations in marine science at Blue Zoo’s interactive aquarium! Participants will also have the opportunity to play games and participate in activities designed to help them get to know one another. 

Washington Council of the Blind 2019 Convention - Youth Track

Previous winners of the WCB Scholarships pose with the Scholarship committee chair at a WCB annual convention.Friday, October 25 - Saturday, October 26, 2019 

DSB is proud to partner with the Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) to offer special youth driven content at WCB’s 2019 Convention. This event presents a special opportunity for students to learn from adults who are blind and visually impaired. Students, who may not often get the chance to speak to visually impaired adults and ask them about their life and career journeys, will get the chance by attending this event and will leave the event feeling inspired and motivated to continue working towards their life and career goals.

National Federation of the Blind of Washington 2019 Convention - Youth Track 

NFBW President Marci Carpenter shaking hands with the scholarship winner during the banquet at the NFBW Convention.Friday, November 1 - Saturday, November 2, 2019

DSB is proud to partner with the National Federation for the Blind of Washington (NFBW) to offer special youth driven content at NFBW’s Annual Convention. Join us for an exciting day filled with meeting visually impaired adults and hearing their personal and career stories, as well as learning about the NFBW and all of their work in the state of Washington.

SSI Work Incentives for Youth & Families

Cornell University ILR School logo. Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
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SSI-Eligible youth can work if they know about work incentives offered by the Social Security Administration. Learn how we can help your child, and your entire family, by allowing more money to come into your household as well as protect important health care benefits for your transition-aged child from Cornell University's Yang-Tan Institute on Employment & Disability.

Wonderful Winter Baking Workshop 

A tray containing a collection of cookie cutters and several decorated sugar cookies.Saturday, December 14, 2019 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The end of the year is full of wonderful opportunities for friends and family to cook and enjoy food together. Come out to make and enjoy celebration-ready treats with DSB!

 

Fees

At this time, DSB does not charge any fees for participation in most of its programs. However, students should bring money for incidentals, social activities, snacks, etc.

 

For more information on our services for children and youth, please contact us, info@dsb.wa.gov or 800-552-7103.