Science Wallpapers, Rainforest Scenes, and Other Wonders of Washington State

Science Wallpapers: Seattle's Pacific Science Center is one of the city's major attractions.

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top 10 facts about washington state

1. The official state flower of Washington is the Coast Rhododendron.

2. The official state tree of Washington is the Western Hemlock.

3. The official state bird of Washington is the Willow Goldfinch.

4. Washington is home to 188 State Parks and 3 National parks. 

5. Washington State is divided into ten geographical regions:

  1. The Islands
  2. Olympic-Kitsap
  3. The Coast
  4. Volcano Country
  5. Wine Country
  6. King Country
  7. North Cascades
  8. Columbia River Plateau
  9. Rocky Mountain Gateway
  10. The Palouse

6.  The state of Washington has 10 volcanoes, and more than 3,000 glaciers. 

7. The five largest cities in Washington (by population size) are

  1. Seattle
  2. Spokane
  3. Tacoma
  4. Vancouver
  5. Bellevue

in that order.

8. Washington State has 16 private universities.

9. The state of Washington is named after George Washington.

10. Native American Indian tribes from Washington include

  • Chehalis
  • Chelan
  • Colville
  • Cowlitz
  • Entiat
  • Hoh
  • Kalispel
  • Lummi
  • Makah
  • Methow
  • Nespelem
  • Nez Perce
  • Nisqually
  • Nooksack
  • Okangan
  • Palu
  • Puyallup
  • Quileute
  • Quinault
  • Salish
  • Sanpoil
  • Sinixt
  • Sinkiuse-Columbia
  • Skagit
  • Spokane
  • S'Klallam
  • Suquamish
  • Swinomish
  • Tulalip
  • Wenatchi
  • Yakima

Above: The space-agey EMP Museum in Seattle.

private colleges in washington state

Antioch University, Seattle

Argosy University/Seattle, Seattle

The Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle

Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Seattle

Bastyr University, Kenmore

Charter College, Bellingham

City University of Seattle, Bellevue

Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle

DeVry UniversityBellevueFederal Way

DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, Tacoma

Below: Seattle's world-famous Space Needle

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Gonzaga University, Spokane

Heritge University, Toppenish

Interface College, Spokane 

Northeastern University, Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA

Northwest Theological Seminary, Lynnwood

Northwest University, Kirkland

Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima

St. Martin's University, Lacey

Seattle Bible College, Seattle 

Seattle Pacific University, Seattle

Seattle University, Seattle

Matteo Ricci College, Seattle

Trinity Lutheran College, Everett

Below: The Seattle Monorail.

Above: The Washington State University campus in Pullman.

More Science Wallpapers

Above: A children's summer science camp at University of Washington.

Above and Below: The lush magnificence of rainforests in Olympic National Park.

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Above: Wild horses cavort through central Washington's rocky desert landscapes.

In fact, more than 5,000 wild horses roam the Yakima Indian Reservation

Above: Ripe and ready grapes around harvest time at a vineyard in Bellingham.

Above: Ruby Beach in Forks, Washington.

Above: The Blue Mountains near Walla Walla.

Above: Aiki Beach just after sunset.

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