Science Section

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

On May 30, 2018, the Port of Seattle gave a presentation on its Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) to nearly 150 residents at the Burien Community Center. This was the Port’s first open house... [Read more]

Highline Amateur Radio Club’s Field Day Event is this weekend at Marvista Park

Highline Amateur Radio Club’s Field Day Event is this weekend at Marvista Park

The Highline Amateur Radio Club HARC is holding its annual ARRL sponsored Field Day in Marvista Park this Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24. This is a FREE Event – learn how to “Get On The... [Read more]

Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is at South Seattle College Thurs.

Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is at South Seattle College Thurs.

The Port of Seattle will be holding its next Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Open House and Presentation at South Seattle College this Thursday, June 14, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. This is one of two... [Read more]

Some Soap Box Derby science tips may help you win at Strawberry Days Saturday

Some Soap Box Derby science tips may help you win at Strawberry Days Saturday

By Joe Moldovan With the upcoming Soap Box Derby race quickly approaching – this Saturday, June 16 at Noon during Strawberry Days – I wanted to share some fun science facts for when you are building... [Read more]

Oil sheen discovered in Arrow Lake; City of Normandy Park takes blame

Oil sheen discovered in Arrow Lake; City of Normandy Park takes blame

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: An oil sheen was discovered on Arrow Lake in Normandy Park on Thursday, June 7, and after some investigation the source of the spill was found to have come... [Read more]

SoCoCulture and local Artist team up to document culturally significant trees

SoCoCulture and local Artist team up to document culturally significant trees

Artist Katherine Wimble Fox and the South King County Cultural Coalition (SoCoCulture) announced this week an open call to the public to contribute to the crowd-sourced, online, interactive Forest for... [Read more]

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at Community Center Sat.

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at Community Center Sat.

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at the Burien Community Center this Saturday, June 9, from 1 – 4 p.m. Learn from three different speakers who will be sharing tips for creating wildlife... [Read more]

‘Yoga by the Sound’ at Environmental Science Center Saturday, June 23

‘Yoga by the Sound’ at Environmental Science Center Saturday, June 23

Come hear about the environmental stewardship ESC is doing in the community before relaxing and rewinding at the Environmental Science Center in Seahurst Park on Saturday, June 23. This event will run... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is Wednesday

REMINDER: Port’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is Wednesday

REMINDER: An Open House and Presentation on the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) will be held at the Burien Community Center this WEDNESDAY, May 30, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. “The... [Read more]

VIDEO: City of Burien holds Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park

VIDEO: City of Burien holds Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park

On Thursday, May 17, the City of Burien held a Community Meeting about Eagle Landing Park at City Hall to discuss issues about the failed stairs, as well as listen to public comments. The meeting –... [Read more]

City Manager makes surprise appearance at Eagle Landing Park info seminar

City Manager makes surprise appearance at Eagle Landing Park info seminar

Story, Photos & Audio by Scott Schaefer On Wednesday night, May 16, around 30 residents – including a surprise appearance by Burien City Manager Brian Wilson – gathered in the back of Marlaina’s... [Read more]

Resident will unveil proposal to retrofit Eagle Landing Stairs at meeting tonight

Resident will unveil proposal to retrofit Eagle Landing Stairs at meeting tonight

Seahurst resident John White plans to present a retrofitting plan that would shore up the unstable piers of Eagle Landing Park’s stairs at tonight’s informational seminar, which starts at 7 p.m.... [Read more]

Residents who live near Eagle Landing Park holding info seminar Wed. night

Residents who live near Eagle Landing Park holding info seminar Wed. night

Residents who live near Burien’s Eagle Landing Park will be holding an informational seminar this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Marlaina’s Restaurant, located at 643 SW 152nd Street (map below). The... [Read more]

UPDATE: Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park will be Thursday, May 17

UPDATE: Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park will be Thursday, May 17

The City of Burien announced that they will be holding an Information Forum/Community Meeting hosted by City Manager Brian Wilson on Thursday, May 17, starting at 7 p.m., regarding the future of Eagle... [Read more]

Resident unhappy with city’s drone, claims it invaded privacy, scared daughters

Resident unhappy with city’s drone, claims it invaded privacy, scared daughters

Burien resident John White is very unhappy that the City of Burien hired a contractor to fly a high-pitched drone over his private property, apparently as part of a surveying project of nearby Eagle Landing Park…

Learn about Puget Sound’s Geoducks at ESC on Thursday, May 17

Learn about Puget Sound’s Geoducks at ESC on Thursday, May 17

Puget Sound’s geoducks are iconic, valuable, and fascinating creatures, and their management presents both opportunities and challenges. Their slow growth, long lives, and fixed location means that... [Read more]

Boeing’s $1 million donation will help Highline Schools STEM students at CWU

Boeing’s $1 million donation will help Highline Schools STEM students at CWU

Boeing recently donated $1 Million to the Central Washington University Foundation in honor of former Boeing CEO – and Highline High School alum – Ray Connor. The donation will support the Ray and... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise, FAA, Port

Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise, FAA, Port

A crowd of around 120 concerned residents gathered in the multipurpose room of Gregory Heights Elementary School on Tuesday night, April 24, to hear updates from the Quiet Skies Coalition…

City edges up to 70% recycle rate; plastic grocery bag ban considered by Council

City edges up to 70% recycle rate; plastic grocery bag ban considered by Council

By Jack Mayne The recycling rate is up in Burien while the Council mulls the possibility of banning plastic grocery bags. The issues were long discussions at the Monday (April 23) meeting of the Council... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am in favor of a ban on plastic bags and other single use plastics’

LETTER: ‘I am in favor of a ban on plastic bags and other single use plastics’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Burien and B-Town Blog: I attended... [Read more]

Here’s what you get with 11 Aviation High students, a small box and a rocket

Here’s what you get with 11 Aviation High students, a small box and a rocket

Students at Raisbeck Aviation High School are once again proving the sky is not the limit. A team of eleven students spent 16 months designing, engineering and building a payload that launched into space... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Wait, didn’t spring start on Tuesday…?

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Wait, didn’t spring start on Tuesday…?

Wait…didn’t spring officially start at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20? Well, we have proof that the Weather Gods think otherwise… First, some video evidence of a squall of hail hitting... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Beautiful Tuesday morning sunrise as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Beautiful Tuesday morning sunrise as seen from Burien

Did you see the sunrise Tuesday morning (March 13)? It was beautiful! Here are some photos – first, from Marc Milrod (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): And more, courtesy Robbie Howell:  Read More →

Four Highline School District Robotics Teams will compete this weekend

Four Highline School District Robotics Teams will compete this weekend

This weekend, 35 high school robotics teams from the Northwest will converge on Auburn High School to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Four teams hail from the Highline School District: Raisbeck... [Read more]