Educational Field Trips

SEEK - Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge

Schedule an educational field trip to a Solid Waste or Sewer Facility. Choose from any of the following:

• Kitsap County's Olympic View Transfer Station (OVTS)
• Kitsap County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Kitsap County Central Kitsap Wastewater Treatment Plant
Kitsap County Kingston Wastewater Treatment Plant
Kitsap County Manchester Wastewater Treatment Plant
Kitsap County Suquamish Kitsap Wastewater Treatment Plant
Manchester Stormwater Park


Non-Kitsap County Facilities

Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station
City of Bremerton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Olympic Organics
South Kitsap Water Reclamation Facility

​​​ ​Kitsap County’s Olympic View Transfer Station (OVTS)
​​This facility receives and processes all solid waste (garbage) from both commercial and private haulers in Kitsap and North Mason Counties. At the OVTS facility, solid waste is compacted into 30-ton bales, loaded into metal shipping containers, and placed onto the railroad for transport and disposal at the Columbia Ridge Sanitary Landfill in Arlington, Oregon.
Length of Tour​30 minutes
Advance Notice​Two Weeks
Tour Hours​Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 4pm
Field Trip Site​Tours begin at Kitsap Public Works Annex 8600 SW Imperial Way Bremerton, WA and then continue to OVTS unless otherwise arranged.
Max. Number​20-25 students (2-3 groups)
with the following supervision ratios:
Grades 4-6: 1 adult per 5 children Grades 7-12: 1 adult per 10 children.
Appropriate Age(s)​Grades 4-12
Special Instructions​Wear sturdy, closed toed shoes. Tours will be conducted during business hours.

​ ​Kitsap County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
​The facility accepts and safely packages household and small business hazardous waste for proper management.
Length of Tour​30 minutes
Advance Notice​One Week
Tour Hours​By Appointment
Field Trip Site
5551 Imperial Way SW, Bremerton
Max. Number​20-25 students (2-3 groups) 
with the following supervision ratios: 
Grades 4-6: 1 adult per 5 children Grades 7-12: 1 adult per 10 children.
Appropriate Age(s)​Grades 4-12
Special Instructions​Wear sturdy shoes. Tours are conducted during non-operational hours, no other personal protective equipment is required.

​​Kitsap County Central Kitsap Wastewater Treatment Plant
​This facility treats wastewater in the central area of Kitsap County. The treatment plant serves the cities of Silverdale, Keyport, and Poulsbo, the Central Kitsap area, the Naval Submarine Base Bangor, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station at Keyport. An average of over 3 million gallons of wastewater is treated here each day.
Length of Tour​30 minutes
Advance Notice​One Week
Tour Hours​By Appointment
Field Trip Site12351 Brownsville Hwy NE, Poulsbo
Max. Number​20-25 students (2-3 groups) 
with the following supervision ratios: 
Grades 4-6: 1 adult per 5 children Grades 7-12: 1 adult per 10 children.
Appropriate Age(s)​Grades 4-12
Special Instructions​Wear sturdy shoes. Tours are conducted during non-operational hours, no other personal protective equipment is required.

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        Kitsap County Kingston Wastewater Treatment Plant
​This facility receives sewage from residential and light commercial activities in Kingston. After wastewater is treated, effluent is discharged into Puget Sound approximately 1 mile from the shoreline at a depth of 165 feet below mean low water.
Length of Tour​60 minutes
Advance Notice​Two Weeks
Tour Hours​Monday - Sunday (Saturdays & Sundays, groups of 10 or more only)
Field Trip Site11000 NE White Horse Drive, Kingston
Max. Number​30 (1 chaperone per 6 students)
Appropriate Age(s)​4th grade and up
Special Instructions​Dress for weather, will walk outside, closed-toe shoes only, no sandals or heels.


 

 
Kitsap County Manchester Wastewater Treatment Plant
​This facility treats domestic sewage from residential and light commercial activities in the Town of Manchester. In addition, the facility receives wastewater from the Manchester State Park, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laboratory in Manchester, and the Manchester Naval Fuel Depot. The effluent is discharged 880 feet from the shoreline of Puget Sound at a depth of 60 feet below the mean low water.
Length of Tour​30 minutes
Advance Notice​Two Weeks
Tour Hours​Monday - Sunday (Saturdays & Sundays, groups of 10 or more only)
Field Trip Site
8020 E Caraway Drive, Port Orchard
Max. Number​30 (1 chaperone per 6 students)
Appropriate Age(s)​4th grade and up
Special Instructions​Dress for weather, will walk outside, closed-toe shoes only, no sandals or heels.


​ ​Kitsap County Suquamish Kitsap Wastewater Treatment Plant
​This facility treats wastewater from residential and light commercial activities in the town of Suquamish, and the Clearwater Hotel and Resort Casino. The treatment plant effluent is discharged into Port Madison Bay, Puget Sound. The effluent is discharged approximately 2,300 feet offshore at a depth of 43 feet below mean low water.
Length of Tour​60 minutes
Advance Notice​Two Week
Tour Hours​Monday - Sunday (Saturdays & Sundays, groups of 10 or more only)
Field Trip Site18000 Suquamish Way NE Suquamish
Max. Number30 (1 chaperone per 6 students)
Appropriate Age(s)​4th grade and up
Special InstructionsDress for weather, will walk outside, closed-toe shoes only, no sandals or heels.


​ ​Manchester Stormwater Park
​ This park, once the site of contaminated soils from an old gas station, collects and treats runoff from the uphill neighborhoods. The runoff is then discharged into Puget Sound at Pomeroy Park. Students participate in a visual scavenger hunt to learn how the park treats runoff. You can have lunch at Pomeroy Park, weather permitting. This field trip may be combined with a tour of the Manchester Sewer Plant for an all-day option.
Length of Tour​1-1.5 hours
Advance Notice​Two Week
Tour Hours​Monday -Thursday, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Field Trip Site
Manchester Stormwater Park, 
Cnr Colchester Drive & Main Street
Max. Number3 Classes
Appropriate Age(s)​Grades 4-12
Special InstructionsWear walking shoes and dress for weather. This is an outside tour in a public park, rain or shine.

 

​ ​Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station
Non-county facility; tour request will be forwarded to facility contact upon receipt.
Length of Tour​30-40 minutes
Advance Notice​One Week
Tour Hours​Wednesday - Saturday 10–4
Field Trip Site
 
7215 Don Palmer Avenue Bainbridge Island
Max. Number
Appropriate Age(s)​Any age
Special Instructions​Outdoor clothes, tour  


City of Bremerton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Non-county facility; tour request will be forwarded to facility contact upon receipt.
Length of Tour​1.5 - 2 hours
Advance Notice​One Week
Tour Hours​Wednesday - Saturday 10–4
Field Trip Site
 
1600 Oyster Bay Ave S, Bremerton
Max. Number
Appropriate Age(s)​Any age
Special Instructions​Outdoor clothes, tour  



Olympic Organics
Non-county facility; tour request will be forwarded to facility contact upon receipt.
Length of Tour45 minutes
Advance Notice​Two Weeks
Tour Hours​By appointment
Field Trip Site
 
7890 NE Ecology Rd. Kingston
Max. Number​20-25 students (2-3 groups)
Appropriate Age(s)​4th grade and up
Special Instructions​Wear sturdy, closed toed shoes. Tours are outdoors, rain or shine  


South Kitsap Water Reclamation Facility
Non-county facility; tour request will be forwarded to facility contact upon receipt.
Length of Tour

30-120 minutes (flexible to meet your needs)

Advance Notice​Two Weeks
Tour Hours​By appointment
Field Trip Site
2924 SE Lund Ave, Port Orchard
Max. Number​20-25 students (2-3 groups)
Appropriate Age(s)​4th grade and up
Special InstructionsWear sturdy, closed toed shoes. Tours are outdoors, rain or shine  

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