The St. Edward 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 2021, 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


Events and News

The EERC is partnering with Republic Services to create a series of socially-distanced, self-guided outdoor activities for Earth Week 2021 (April 19-25). Read about all the events.

Earth Day flyer - details in text below



We’re hiring – Program Manager

Priority Deadline Apr 19.  We are seeking a dynamic and committed environmental educator with experience and abilities in diverse areas associated with program development, implementation, and management of an environmental education and research center. Read full description.



At its heart, the EERC is a community resource built for and by our communities in partnership with UW Bothell and WA State Parks. We cannot fully realize the EERC’s potential without your support. Donate today.


The EERC acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Duwamish, Puyallup, Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations. We ask for those visiting Saint Edward State Park to reflect on the reverence for all things with which native peoples have occupied these ancestral homelands since time immemorial.  More information can be found at