Science Section

FREE mammogram screenings offered at Franciscan Breast Center June 4

FREE mammogram screenings offered at Franciscan Breast Center June 4

FREE Screening Mammograms will be offered at Franciscan Breast Center in Burien on Tuesday, June 4. This free event will run from 5 – 8 p.m. A screening mammogram is a routine exam for women who have... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the new Apollo 11 exhibit at Museum of Flight

PHOTOS: Scenes from the new Apollo 11 exhibit at Museum of Flight

Story & Photos by Elston Hill On Thursday (April 11) Jackie and I were privileged to attend the media event promoting the Apollo 11 Mission exhibit at the Museum of Flight, which will run from April... [Read more]

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow Saturday morning?

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow Saturday morning?

Did you see the amazing rainbow on Saturday morning, April 6? Elston Hill sure did (click image to view larger version):  Read More →

Skunk Works Robotics Team 1983 wins Chairman’s Award at FIRST Robotics

Skunk Works Robotics Team 1983 wins Chairman’s Award at FIRST Robotics

Congratulations to the Skunk Works Robotics Team 1983, which won the Chairman’s Award during a FIRST Robotics Competition last weekend. The award recognizes a team that reflects sustained excellence... [Read more]

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]

VIDEO/PHOTO: Did you see/hear the thunderstorm on Tuesday night?

VIDEO/PHOTO: Did you see/hear the thunderstorm on Tuesday night?

Courtesy Normandy Park resident Michael Snyder: Thunderstorm on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 Quite the storm last night (Tuesday, Nov. 27), knocking power out to over 10,000 people in the immediate area. ***If... [Read more]

FREE Moonlight Beach Walks will be at Seahurst Beach on Dec. 7, Jan. 4 & Jan. 18

FREE Moonlight Beach Walks will be at Seahurst Beach on Dec. 7, Jan. 4 & Jan. 18

Photo by Elston Hill. Explore the beach with Environmental Science Center Naturalists at low tide at night, and enjoy fun activities and warm refreshments during three upcoming FREE Moonlight Beach Walks: Friday,... [Read more]

Learn about Climate Change Impacts and Solutions on Tuesday, Nov. 27

Learn about Climate Change Impacts and Solutions on Tuesday, Nov. 27

Burien’s Environmental Science Center will be holding a ‘Climate Change Impacts and Solutions’ presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Burien Community Center. This is a FREE event. Communities... [Read more]

Fundraiser has started for Joan McGilton Rock Memorial Project at Seahurst

Fundraiser has started for Joan McGilton Rock Memorial Project at Seahurst

A group of friends and fellow community leaders have come together to honor longtime former Burien Councilmember and Mayor Joan McGilton’s legacy at Seahurst Park with a memorial rock and plaque…

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center on Monday, Oct. 22

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center on Monday, Oct. 22

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive at the Burien Community Center on Monday, Oct. 22. “Bloodworks Northwest needs 800 donors per day to meet the needs of patients in the Northwest! Make donating... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation training begins Thursday, Oct. 4

Community Salmon Investigation training begins Thursday, Oct. 4

Community Salmon Investigation training will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4: SIGN-UP to participate in the annual Community Salmon Investigation to track spawning salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks! Salmon... [Read more]

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]

Volunteers needed to Survey Salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks this fall

Volunteers needed to Survey Salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks this fall

Volunteers are needed to help monitor how salmon are doing in our local streams, between October through December, to observe spawning salmon and collect data on dead salmon. A Community Salmon Investigation... [Read more]

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

‘StormFest’ is an interactive stormwater science focused educational festival for 6th grade students in the Highline School District, and it’s coming to Des Moines Beach Park on Oct.... [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]

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

The Puget Sound Skills Center Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Highline Public Schools gets students into the pilot’s seat as part of their high school experience, and it was recently honored... [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]

‘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]