StormFest 2023 seeking volunteers

StormFest is an outdoor learning event with sixth and seventh grade Highline School District students using STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and stormwater lessons for hands-on learning. At this outdoor event, students learn about their local watershed, sources of pollution, and engineering solutions to prevent stormwater pollution.

Volunteers gain experience in best practices for environmental education and interacting with students from a variety of cultures. Bilingual station educators and interpreters will be paid stipends. Eligible employees can use leave for volunteer hours. Applications close on May 8.

Check out this past StormFest video to see how students interact with environmental education.

When and where

  • Training day (required for station educators, optional for interpreters and volunteers) is Wednesday, May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to -12:30 p.m.
  • Event days are June 6, 7, and 8 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave South, Des Moines WA

How do you want to help?

  • Station educators: Co-teach a fun, interactive stormwater lesson. There are several dual-language Spanish classes, so we are excited for some educators to teach the lessons in Spanish. Station educators are eligible to receive a stipend for their participation. Learn more and apply.
  • Interpreters: Work with station educators to describe and engage students in fun science. Interpreters are eligible to receive a stipend for their participation. Learn more and apply.
  • Volunteers: Help keep event activities on schedule, running smoothly, and full of fun! Learn more and apply.

If you have any questions about the event or recruitment, please email Mary Rabourn (, Iris Kemp (, or