The City of Burien is seeking community members to support StormFest, an interactive stormwater festival for more than a thousand 6th-grade students at Highline Public Schools.

StormFest will take place this year on June 4, 5, and 6 at Des Moines Beach Park.

Positions available include volunteers to help keep the event running smoothly, as well as station educators who will receive training and a stipend for co-teaching a fun, interactive stormwater lesson.

StormFest was intentionally designed as an equitable education opportunity for all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or English language learning status. There are several dual-language classes taught in English and Spanish.

“StormFest is a truly unique event, offering an interactive way for students to learn about a topic in a more hands-on setting, away from the classroom” said Liz Wonder, sustainability manager for the City of Burien. “It’s heartening to see students and teachers show enthusiasm for community-wide solutions around storm water pollution. My hope is to be the spark for the next generation of environmental professionals.”

Deadline to Apply is Sunday, May 19

Those interested are invited to apply online at by this Sunday, May 19, 2024. A training day will be held on May 29.

StormFest Festival Details:

  • WHEN: June 4, 5, and 6, 2024: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
  • WHERE: Des Moines Beach Park; 22030 Cliff Ave South Des Moines, WA 98198
  • DETAILS: training, support, stipends, lunch, and on-site parking or bus vouchers provided 

StormFest Training Day Details:

  • WHEN: May 29, 2024: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
  • WHERE: Des Moines Beach Park; 22030 Cliff Ave South Des Moines, WA 98198
  • DETAILS: coffee, pastries, and either on-site parking or bus vouchers provided

If you are interested in participating in StormFest this spring, fill out an application for the position below.

  • 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 $500 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

Questions? Email or call (425) 686-8107.

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  1. Stormfest is a wonderful experience in teaching and learning. This will be my third year involved in Stormfest. If you like teaching children, this is a great chance to exercise that joy. If you want to learn more about how stormwaters affect our environment and how you can change that, this will be the event.

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