Burien’s Environmental Science Center ‘Seahurst Saturdays’ start May 18

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Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) at Seahurst Park will be holding ‘Seahurst Saturday’ family programs this summer, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – Noon (except for June 8), starting May 8.

The cost is $4/adult (18+), $2/youth (5-17), with children under 5 FREE!

“Don’t let cost be a barrier for your family – contact ESC about scholarships,” reads an announcement.

Registration is required, and spaces are limited.

Registration closes at 5 p.m. the night before.

Register online at http://envsciencecenter.org/events/seahurstsaturdays/ (NOTE: classes will be cancelled if less than five people register.)

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Here’s the lineup:

  • May 18th: Animal Detectives
    Practice moving like different animals and make up your own track stories. Then hit the trail looking for animal signs (nests, homes, tracks, scat). Each participant will take home their own plaster track.
  • May 25th: Stormwater Adventure!
    Play games, explore tools, tell stories, and dance to learn more about the water all around us!
  • June 1st: Science in Action! Fishery Observers
    Place yourself in the shoes of a fisheries observer and conduct your own “fish population survey”! Learn about fish from different places and how to count and identify them. Recommended ages: 10 and up.
  • June 8th: NIGHT PROGRAM 7-9pm! Bats, bats, bats!
    Visit Seahurst Park at night to learn about the bats of the Pacific Northwest. Spend time outside with an expert “bat lady” looking for signs of bats. Don’t forget your flashlight and hiking shoes!
  • June 15th & 16th: See ESC at the Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
  • June 22nd: Dog-Eat-Dog World: Food Chains at Seahurst Beach
    It’s a rough life in the wild when everyone wants to eat you. Play games and examine marine plankton to look for earth’s most terrifying PREDATORS!! Also, spend time on the beach with naturalists.
  • June 29th: Nature Scavenger Hunt
    Explore Seahurst Park with all of your senses! Learn about the diverse life right here in the park and then explore with a fun and educational nature hike.
  • July 6th: Insect Safari
    This is your chance to view thousands of insects from all around the world! Then take a short walk around Seahurst Park to learn how to collect and sample for insects!
  • July 13th: Scatology- Odd Digestion in the Animal Kingdom
    Compare human digestion to other animals then look for scat and food sources of animals at Seahurst. Upon returning to the center, learn about digestion in birds of prey by dissecting a real owl pellet!
  • July 20th: Beach Exploration
    Your little ones will love learning about what lives at Seahurst Beach through puppets, art, and hands-on exploration! Also, spend time on the beach with a trained naturalist. Recommended ages: 2-6 years, older siblings can join, too.
  • SUNDAY July 21st: Seahurst Seawall Send-off!
    Celebrate the restoration of Seahurst and the seawall removal by talking with naturalists on the beach during an especially low tide. Activities also inside the center. Registration not required.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Dumlao at [email protected] or call 206.248.4266.

For more information, visit: http://envsciencecenter.org/events/seahurstsaturdays/

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