Students tide pooling in the San Juan Islands. Seastars:  Pisaster Ocracheus, the Purple Seastar. 2 Students:  Students collaborating at the tide pools . Forest Path:  Old Growth Forest. Boy with Seastar:  Student holding a Seastar. Rosario Beach
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Students Play in the surf at Rosario Beach

“Can’t wait for next year’s
outdoor ed!” .

Tara, student, Forest Park
Adventist School

How to Get There!

Driving Directions to Rosario Beach
The Walla Walla University Marine Station
Anacortes, WA
Phone:  360-293-2326

Note:  It takes approx 30 Min to travel from I-5 to Rosario Beach

  • From I-5   Go West on Hwy 20 (Towards San Juan Ferries/Anacortes)
  • Two lane road turns into 4-lane Hwy Take a Left on Hwy 20 Towards Deception Pass,  and Whidbey Island (Straight takes you into Anacortes)
  • Follow the now 2 lane Hwy 20 to Pass Lake
  • Turn Right at Pass Lake onto Rosario Road  (if you come to  the Deception Pass Bridge, turn around and take the first left after recrossing the bridge)
  • Take the 2nd Left onto Cougar Gap Rd (you’ll see a brown sign for Walla Walla Marine Station)
  • Left at the Y and go to the bottom of Hill
  • Turn Right Into the Walla Walla University Marine Station


What to Bring:

  • Bible or Worship Book
  • Sleeping Bag & Pillow
  • Rain Gear
  • Jacket/coat
  • Old Shoes/Boots
  • Hiking shoes/boots
  • Toothbrush & Paste
  • Towel  & Washcloth
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Swim Suit
  • Camera & Film
  • Watch
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Small Day Pack
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat
  • Two-Complete Changes of Clothes
  • Plastic Bags-for wet or dirty clothes

In Addition:

  • Lab Note book (small composition notebooks work best)
  • Pencils & Pens


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