Environmental Science Center Holding After Hours Beach Walk Friday, Dec. 14


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Scene from a previous nighttime beach walk. Click image to see larger version. Photo by Michael Brunk.

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) will be holding a free After Hours Beach Walk on Friday, Dec. 14, from 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

This once-a-year event will take place at ESC campus at Seahurst Park beach.

“An especially low tide combined with the protective darkness of night will give you the opportunity to see marine animals in a new light- your FLASHLIGHT!” reads an announcement. “Naturalists will be taking groups from the Environmental Science Center down to the beach to guide the experience and identify discoveries. Inside the center, you can learn more about marine life at the microscope station or join a game of marine bingo. Warm up with cider and cookies while socializing with fellow Puget Sound enthusiasts.”

A few friendly pointers and reminders:

  • Dress warmly
  • Wear rubber boots
  • Bring a flashlight
  • Do No Harm
    • Touch animals gently with a wet finger
    • Watch where you step
    • Leave rocks bigger than your fist where they are (don’t flip over)
  • Save the Children
    • Leave ALL animals and shells where you find them (don’t take them home)
  • Pass It On
    • Share what you learn with others

To attend this free event, please RSVP to Jennifer Dumlao, Outreach Manager at Outreach@EnvScienceCenter.org; 206.248.4266.

ESC is located at Seahurst Park, at 2220 SW Seahurst Park Rd, Burien (map below).

Park in the lower or upper lots.

To get to the center, walk along the trail that runs north from the turning circle and bathrooms at the lower parking lot until you reach the first building.

For more information about the Environmental Science Center, visit www.envsciencecenter.org.


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