Science Section

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Why do barnacles stand on their heads?   What do sea stars like to eat? How do moon snails lay their eggs?  Learn to answer these and other fun questions by volunteering as a Seattle Aquarium Beach... [Read more]

Dead marine mammal found on beach at Three Tree Point Monday

Dead marine mammal found on beach at Three Tree Point Monday

A dead marine mammal was found on the north beach of Burien’s Three Tree Point Monday morning, Feb. 18. It’s unknown yet what type of mammal this is, but it’s most likely a sea lion or... [Read more]

REMINDER: Help make birds count at Bird Fest this Saturday

REMINDER: Help make birds count at Bird Fest this Saturday

REMINDER: Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help scientists take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both, and more, this Saturday, Feb. 16 at Bird Fest. This... [Read more]

WEATHER: Some more snow, then it could be ‘Slushmageddon’

WEATHER: Some more snow, then it could be ‘Slushmageddon’

The National Weather Service says we should receive 1-3 more inches of snow before it warms up and most likely turns to rain later Monday afternoon, Feb. 11: “Snow expected. Total snow accumulations... [Read more]

Here’s the City of Burien’s snow route plan & map

Here’s the City of Burien’s snow route plan & map

With a major snowstorm (or 2) imminent, it might be helpful to know what the City of Burien’s plan is for snow removal. Here’s a map and more information from the city’s website: When... [Read more]

Electric Vehicle Charging Open House at Burien Community Center Wed., Feb. 20

Electric Vehicle Charging Open House at Burien Community Center Wed., Feb. 20

A Public Electric Vehicle Charging Open House will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. Seattle City Light and the City of Burien invite community members... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s Seaside Soirée fundraiser will be Sat., March 2

Environmental Science Center’s Seaside Soirée fundraiser will be Sat., March 2

Dive in to support local students at the Environmental Science Center’s 10th annual Seaside Soirée fundraiser on Saturday, March 2! This event will be held at the Normandy Park Cove Community Club... [Read more]

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Storm Watch‘ for the region, warning that a snowstorm will likely start Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, dumping between 5 – 8 inches through Saturday... [Read more]

City announces parking lot updates for three Burien Parks

City announces parking lot updates for three Burien Parks

The City of Burien released an update on the status of parking lots at some local parks: The parking lots at Eagle Landing Park and Miller Creek Trail are currently open. The upper parking lot at Seahurst... [Read more]

WEATHER: Are you ready for more? A ‘major snow event’ will start this Friday

WEATHER: Are you ready for more? A ‘major snow event’ will start this Friday

The National Weather Service is warning of a second round of snow, starting this Friday, Feb. 8. While it may be a bit early to predict totals with certainty, UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass said this: “There... [Read more]

WEATHER ALERT: Snow expected locally Sunday night into Monday

WEATHER ALERT: Snow expected locally Sunday night into Monday

The National Weather Service is warning of a colder weather system that will move into our area starting Sunday evening (Feb. 3) and continuing into Monday, with showers transitioning from rain to snow... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued for possible snow starting Sunday

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued for possible snow starting Sunday

The National Weather Service issued the following ‘Special Weather Statement‘ on Friday, Feb. 1, warning of “a threat of lowland snow showers across Western Washington Sunday and Monday... [Read more]

Help make birds count at Bird Fest at Burien Community Center on Sat., Feb. 16

Help make birds count at Bird Fest at Burien Community Center on Sat., Feb. 16

Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help scientists take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both, and more, on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Bird Fest. This FREE event... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Super Blood Wolf Moon bedazzles Burien sky Sunday night

PHOTOS: Super Blood Wolf Moon bedazzles Burien sky Sunday night

Did you see it? Us Earthlings were able to witness a ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ – aka a rare Lunar Eclipse – on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2019 (the next one won’t be visible in these parts... [Read more]

‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ will be Wed., Feb. 6

‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ will be Wed., Feb. 6

The City of Normandy Park and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be hosting ‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ – an Emergency Management Public Presentation... [Read more]

Give Blood, get a FREE Sub at Five Corners Shopping Center this Friday

Give Blood, get a FREE Sub at Five Corners Shopping Center this Friday

Receive a coupon for a free regular sub sandwich from Jersey Mike’s when you donate at a Blood Drive this Friday, Jan. 18 at Five Corners Shopping Center. Donors are needed between Noon – 6 p.m.... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Puget Sound region, from 10 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 5) through 10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 6). Expect winds from 20 – 35 mph, with gusts up to 50... [Read more]

Creosote-treated logs will be removed from Seahurst Park Beach starting soon

Creosote-treated logs will be removed from Seahurst Park Beach starting soon

DNR staff examine logs on a beach. Photo credit: Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The Department of Natural Resources will be removing creosote-treated logs from Seahurst Park starting... [Read more]

PUBLIC HEALTH: Burien dental clinic closed for ‘possible risk of infections’

PUBLIC HEALTH: Burien dental clinic closed for ‘possible risk of infections’

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Tuesday (Dec. 18) that it is advising patients who received dental services from the George M. Davis Dental Clinic in Burien to consider being tested... [Read more]