environmental science center Section

Volunteers collect 178 pounds of trash at Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

Volunteers collect 178 pounds of trash at Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

Volunteers collected 178 pounds of trash at Seahurst Park Beach during Saturday’s International Coastal Cleanup. This was part of what organizers at the Environmental Science Center called the largest... [Read more]

International Coastal Cleanup will be at Seahurst Park on Saturday, Sept. 15

International Coastal Cleanup will be at Seahurst Park on Saturday, Sept. 15

Volunteers are needed for an International Coastal Cleanup, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – Noon at Seahurst Park. Here’s more from our friends at the Environmental Science... [Read more]

Port awards ecology grant to ‘Beach Heroes’ at Environmental Science Center

Port awards ecology grant to ‘Beach Heroes’ at Environmental Science Center

By Omie Drawhorn Port of Seattle On a recent Wednesday morning, a group of toddlers and their parents sang songs with Environmental Science Center naturalists overlooking the beach at Seahurst Park. The... [Read more]

Explore Seahurst Discovery Zones at the Environmental Science Center

Explore Seahurst Discovery Zones at the Environmental Science Center

Make some discoveries in your own backyard! This summer, Burien’s Environmental Science Center will reveal what’s in your watershed in interesting ways and how you can improve its health.... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center & Sylvester honor Elizabeth Juarez with pathway

Environmental Science Center & Sylvester honor Elizabeth Juarez with pathway

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) recently collaborated with Sylvester Middle School – specifically Katelen Phelan’s class – to design and build a pollinator pathway to... [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]

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]

Environmental Science Center’s Seaside Soirée will be Saturday, March 3

Environmental Science Center’s Seaside Soirée will be Saturday, March 3

All are invited to join the Environmental Science Center (ESC) board of directors, naturalists, staff and community to celebrate another successful year providing experiential environmental education... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center holding Sea Glass Crafts Glass this Saturday

Environmental Science Center holding Sea Glass Crafts Glass this Saturday

The Environmental Science Center’s first Sea Glass Crafting events starts this Saturday, Jan 20, from 1 – 3 p.m The cost is $10. Another class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3. “If you’re... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s next Moonlight Beach Walk is Sat., Jan. 27

Environmental Science Center’s next Moonlight Beach Walk is Sat., Jan. 27

The Environmental Science Center’s next FREE Moonlight Beach Walk will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 6 – 8 p.m. “Come see marine organisms in a whole new light – your flashlight!... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dozens explore Seahurst Park Beach during Moonlight Beach Walk

PHOTOS: Dozens explore Seahurst Park Beach during Moonlight Beach Walk

Dozens of people showed up Saturday night (Dec. 30) despite the drizzle at Seahurst Park Beach for the Environmental Science Center’s final Moonlight Beach Walk of 2017. Science Center Naturalists... [Read more]

Three Moonlight Beach Walks coming to Burien’s Environmental Science Center

Three Moonlight Beach Walks coming to Burien’s Environmental Science Center

See marine organisms in a whole new light – your flashlight – at Moonlight Beach Walks at Burien’s Environmental Science Center on these upcoming Saturdays: Dec. 2: 8 – 10 p.m. Dec. 30:... [Read more]

Seahurst Park sets record for worldwide International Coastal Cleanup

Seahurst Park sets record for worldwide International Coastal Cleanup

On the last Saturday of summer (Sept. 16), Seahurst Park was overflowing with beach combers and record breakers. Luckily, friends and neighbors abided by the rule that the only thing you take... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives STEM Education grant

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives STEM Education grant

Burien’s Environmental Science Center recently received a $21,972 NOAA 21st-Century Community Learning Center Watershed STEM Education grant from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Salmon... [Read more]

Lowest tides of summer = Beach Walks at Environmental Science Center!

Lowest tides of summer = Beach Walks at Environmental Science Center!

This weekend (July 22-23) will host the lowest tides of the summer, so come see the cool critters on the beach of Seahurst Park through free guided walks with Environmental Science Center naturalists: SATURDAY,... [Read more]

Open House at Environmental Science Center is this Saturday, July 8

Open House at Environmental Science Center is this Saturday, July 8

Burien’s Environmental Science Center is opening its doors to you and your family while you visit Seahurst Park this summer, with an Open House being held this Saturday, July 8. Learn about the... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives $50,000 WaterWorks grant

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives $50,000 WaterWorks grant

(From left to right): Tara Luckie, ESC Executive Director, Dave Upthegrove, King County council-member and Larry Reymann, ESC Board President, along with Lake Wilderness first graders during the Beach... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center celebrates Earth Day

Burien’s Environmental Science Center celebrates Earth Day

By the end of Saturday morning, the beach was cleaner, the community was closer and two new trees were in the ground…but this wasn’t just any Saturday at Seahurst Park though – it was... [Read more]

City of Burien celebrates Arbor Day at Environmental Science Center Saturday

City of Burien celebrates Arbor Day at Environmental Science Center Saturday

Photos courtesy City of Burien The City of Burien’s Parks & Recreation Department celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday, April 22, with the Environmental Science Center staff, Burien Lions members... [Read more]

Burien Lions & Environmental Science Center holding beach clean-up April 22

Burien Lions & Environmental Science Center holding beach clean-up April 22

Join the Burien Lions Club and Environmental Science Center for some spring cleaning on the beach and on the trails of Seahurst Park on Earth Day – Saturday, April 22. This Open House & Clean-Up... [Read more]

Enjoy a ‘Seaside Soiree’ fundraiser for local students on Saturday, March 4

Enjoy a ‘Seaside Soiree’ fundraiser for local students on Saturday, March 4

Have a whale of a time during a (sea)star studded evening benefiting local students on Saturday, March 4, starting at 5 p.m. at the Normandy Park Cove. The evening will include a previous student speaker,... [Read more]

After Hours Beach Walk will be Friday, Jan. 13 at Environmental Science Center

After Hours Beach Walk will be Friday, Jan. 13 at Environmental Science Center

Tide’s Out, Lights Out! Environmental Science Center naturalists will be on Seahurst Park Beach exploring alongside residents during an especially low tide at a FREE After Hours Beach Walk on Friday,... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center holding Open House this Friday, July 15

Burien’s Environmental Science Center holding Open House this Friday, July 15

Burien’s Environmental Science Center will be holding an Open House this Friday, July 15, from 2 – 6 p.m. “ESC is opening its doors to you and your family while you visit Seahurst Park,”... [Read more]

Sierra Club South King County’s Low Tide Walk & Potluck will be Saturday

Sierra Club South King County’s Low Tide Walk & Potluck will be Saturday

The Sierra Club South King County Group’s Summer Kickoff Low Tide Walk & Potluck will be this Saturday June 18, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Seahurst Park Environmental Science Center... [Read more]