Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) will be holding several free events during this upcoming fall season, including:
- Beach cleanups
- Bird walks
- Salmon, salmon, and more salmon!
“Anyone else excited for the return of the salmon, or just us?”
International Coastal Cleanup
Saturday, Sept. 16: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pitch in to clean up Seahurst Park and protect our wildlife from marine debris! All ages can join in the largest, global ocean cleanup event of the year.
Renton Ecology Walks
Wednesdays from 4 – 6 p.m.
Take a look into the exciting ecology of the Pacific Northwest with these guided, educational and interactive nature walks. Dive into local ecosystems living in our local parks, waterways and forests with ESC Naturalists. Great for all ages!
Bird & Plant Walk
Monday, Oct. 9: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Take a guided walk through Seahurst Park while learning about the birds and plants around you. Our Naturalists will share identification tips and species adaptations.
Cedar River Salmon Field Trip
Tuesday, Oct. 17: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 50+. Have fun on this interactive field trip to different spots along the Cedar River to learn more about its biodiversity and importance to our local salmon migrations. This program will provide the opportunity to view salmon migrating through our local waterways, water quality lessons to better understand our stormwater issues, and a tour of the Cedar River Dam and Hatchery.
Salmon Hero Family Day
Saturday, Nov. 4: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join the ESC at Liberty Park, in Renton, for our first Salmon Heroes family day! Many King County schools participate in this field trip each year and now families can join the fun to. Come observe migrating salmon, become a salmon scientist, create family fun, and learn more about how you can help salmon to become a salmon hero.
Saturday, Dec. 2: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Explore Mary Olson Farm in Auburn and observe spawning salmon, become a salmon scientist by engaging in water testing and habitat observation, create family fun, and learn more about the role salmon play in the ecosystem.
Dates coming soon!
Fall is all about the return of our salmon and the amazing adaptations these animals have to make this migration. In partnership with the King County Library System, join ESC for brand new presentations and hands-on activities to better understand these amazing fish and how we can be good stewards all year long.
In addition, ESC is partnering with Renton Parks and Recreation, Renton Library, and White River Valley Museum & Mary Olson Farm to offer a mixture of free and low-cost programming.
All event descriptions, registrations, and more can be found at:
ESC is located at 2220 SW Seahurst Park Road: