Seahurst Park’s Environmental Science Center Announces Spring/Summer Classes – Bigfoot Adventure Series

Environmental Science Center announces their Bigfoot Adventure Series

He’s big. He’s furry.  He loves nature. He’s Bigfoot! And he’s got his own adventure series at the Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park, Burien.  Please join ESC for these free family-friendly programs to learn about Bigfoot’s favorite things: birds, bugs, and the beach!

Map and Compass Skills

  • Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Bigfoot Basics: Map and Compass Skills

Bigfoot doesn’t get lost in Seahurst Park and neither should you! Learn the basics of using a map and compass from Rick Davis, trained naturalist and expert guide.  Class may not be suitable for children under 8. Please bring your own compass.

Registration is required, email Outreach@EnvScienceCenter.org

Crab Quest

  • Sunday, June 3rd from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm noon
  • Bigfoot Beach: Crab Quest

Do you dare enter the Intertidal Kingdom to seek the wonders of crab and kin?  Join Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists to find exciting creatures and learn their secrets of survival. No registration required.  Meet naturalists on the beach. Then, drop in for additional activities at the Environmental Science Center.

No Angry Birds in My Backyard

  • Saturday, June 23rd from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Bigfoot Birds: No Angry Birds in my Backyard

Not all birds are bent on destroying pigs.  Learn about the birds you can attract to your own home from wildlife photographer, Dan Streiffert.  Also, check-out displays and activities.  Space is limited, so pre-register by emailing Outreach@EnvScienceCenter.org

Tidal Treasures

  • Sunday, July 1st from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm noon
  • Bigfoot Beach: Tidal Treasures

Ahoy! Make no mistake. Ye find no gold or gems here.  But the treasures of the tide pools far outweigh their worth in gold.  Join Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists to discover the wonders of the beach.  No registration required.  Meet naturalists on the beach.  Then, drop in for additional activities at the Environmental Science Center.

Power of Plants

  • Saturday, July 14th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Bigfoot Backwoods: The Power of Plants

Food, medicine, clothing, shelter, and beauty.  Plants do it all! Learn about plant uses from herbal scientist, Vicki Winston.  Then, join a naturalist for a native plant hike at Seahurst Park.  No registration required.

It’s an Insectival

  • Saturday, July 28th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Bigfoot Bugs: It’s an Insectival!

A celebration of insects, spiders, and their relatives.  Come see insect collections, talk with insect societies and experts, make insect art, play bug games, and learn about insects on expert-guided hikes. No registration required.

All classes start at the Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park which is located at the north end of the beach.  Parking in lower and upper parking lots.

Please note that some programs require registration.  Send names and number attending to: Outreach@EnvScienceCenter.org.

For more information contact  Jennifer DumlaoEnvironmental Science Center, at 206-248-4266 or by email at outreach@envsciencecenter.org or visit their website at www.envsciencecenter.org

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