Environmental Science Center’s ‘Bigfoot Adventure Series’ Runs May 19–July 28


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Burien’s Environmental Science Center’s ‘Bigfoot Adventure Series,’ a series of free family programs at Seahurst Park, begins Saturday, May 19 and continues through July 28.

The ongoing, family-friendly education series will explore all sorts of outdoor activities, from map and compass skills to crabs, plants, birds, insects and more.

All programs start at the Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park, which is located at the north end of the beach.

Here are the details:

Bigfoot Basics: Map and Compass Skills: Saturday, May 19th from 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Bigfoot doesn’t get lost in Seahurst Park and neither should you! Learn the basics of using a map and compass from Rick Davis, trained naturalist and expert guide.

Space is limited, so please pre-register and bring your own compass. Class may not be suitable for children under 8.

Bigfoot Beach: Crab Quest: Sunday, June 3rd from 10:00AM – Noon

Do you dare enter the Intertidal Kingdom to seek the wonders of crab and kin? Join Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists to find exciting creatures and learn their secrets of survival.

No registration required. Meet naturalists on the beach. Then, drop in for additional activities at the Environmental Science Center.

Bigfoot Birds: No Angry Birds in My Backyard!: Saturday, June 23rd from 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Not all birds are bent on destroying pigs. Learn about the birds you can attract to your own home from wildlife photographer, Dan Streiffert. Also, check-out displays and activities.

Space is limited, so please pre-register.

Bigfoot Beach: Tidal Treasures: Sunday, July 1st from 10:00AM – Noon

Ahoy! Make no mistake. Ye find no gold or gems here. But the treasures of the tide pools far outweigh their worth in gold. Join Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists to discover the wonders of the beach.

No registration required. Meet naturalists on the beach. Then, drop in for additional activities at the Environmental Science Center.

Bigfoot Backwoods: The Power of Plants: Saturday, July 14th from 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Food, medicine, clothing, shelter, and beauty. Plants do it all! Join expert naturalists to explore Seahurst Park on native plant hikes. Learn about herbal uses from herbal scientist, Vicki Winston.

No registration required.

Bigfoot Bugs: It’s an Insectival!: Saturday, July 28th from 10:00AM – 2:00PM

A celebration of insects, spiders, and their relatives. Come see insect collections, talk with insect societies and experts, make insect art, play bug games, and learn about insects on expert-guided hikes.

No registration required.

Pre-Register at: [email protected].

For more information, visit www.EnvScienceCenter.org.

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