Whitman connects to the community, educates K-12 students and teachers and engages in experiences that cultivate futures and inspire exploration of science. 

Coral Outreach

Science Outreach at Whitman College has been a long standing tradition that became formalized in the fall of 2009 with a four year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.   Whitman continues to support this program which has grown and changed over the years and consists now of three main components.

Science in the Schools

We offer classroom programs, family science nights, planetarium programs and field trips focusing on the exploration of science.  Our programs all support the Next Generation Science Standards and the curriculum of the Walla Walla Valley Schools.

Advance Studies Enrichment Program (ASE)

Whitman science and math students offer AP study sessions in the Hall of Science atrium on the Whitman campus for Walla Walla Valley AP students.  This program is generously funded by a grant from Pacific Power.

Summer Institute for Teachers

Each summer we offer professional development opportunities for Walla Walla Valley Teachers.  

Our outreach programs would not exist without the generous support from the following donors:

Clara and Art Bald Trust
George Welch Trust
Joseph L. Stubblefield Trust
Mary Garner Trust
Pacific Power

Office Information

Hall of Science Room 172
345 Boyer Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509-522-4441

Heidi Chapin
Science Outreach Coordinator