Jun
24
Jun 25

Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Festiva

Location: Silverdale Waterfront Park
8801 Washington Ave NW, Silverdale, WA 98383

Enjoy live music, good food, and family fun as we celebrate our 3rd Annual Kitsap Peninsula Nation Water Trails Festival! There will be games for all ages, organized paddles of various difficulty levels, vendors, water safety demonstrations, and so much more.

For a more information, visit www.watertrailsfestival.com

Jul
9
1:00 pm13:00

Northwest Newbies Nature Hike

Location: IslandWood
4450 Blakely Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Start a journey for connecting to your new sense of place.  Your new home is a diverse, ecological treasure just waiting to be discovered.  Let’s take a hike to learn the “Fab Five” native trees, common bird species, and discover all the new sounds, textures and smells of your new home.  

To reserve your space and buy a $5 ticket, go to: Islandwood
 

Jul
23
10:30 am10:30

Low Tide Beach Exploration

Location: Fort Ward Park, Bainbridge Island WA

Join IslandWood educators and certified Bainbridge Beach Naturalists for a beach exploration as we hunt for sea stars, sea cucumbers, urchins, and marine worms.  At this great low -3.07 tide (wow!), we'll get a close-up look at critters and hidey holes rarely visible on this stretch of shoreline.  

For more information, go to: Islandwood

Aug
18
Aug 19

National Lentil Festival- Pullman, WA

Location: Pullman, WA

"Since its beginning in 1989, the National Lentil Festival has brought national attention to Pullman. The Palouse region of farmlands in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has a reputation for producing the highest quality lentils in the United States. We think that is worth celebrating."

A major highlight of this festival is the Legendary Lentil Cook Off. Learn about growing, processing, warehousing, and merchandising peas, lentils and chickpeas.

For more information, go to National Lentil Festival


Jun
13
5:30 pm17:30

Seattle Greendrinks

Join other environmentally minded professionals and supporters for the 2017 Greendrinks Summer Soiree on the waterfront! CLICK HERE to pre-register now for $7.
Day of door entry will be $10 (suggested donation).

 

Hosted by the Port of Seattle on Pier 69, 2711 Alaskan Way. Featured community partner: Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition. Musical guests: Sweet Spot Combo. Thank you to our sponsors! Port of Seattle, Badger Mountain Vineyard, KIND, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, and Fremont Brewing.

Remember to bring your reusable cup! Or you can purchase a Seattle Greendrinks pint glass at the event for an additional $10.

Jun
11
1:00 pm13:00

Islandwood Public Site Tour

Location: IslandWood

Welcome summer by spending an afternoon visiting IslandWood's beautiful, sustainably designed campus and explore our cool, shady trails.  Learn more about our innovative education programs and have fun in our magical treehouses and crossing the suspension bridge. 

For a free registration, go to: Islandwood

Jun
10
1:00 pm13:00

Vancouver WA National Get Outdoors Day

Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center are not only fun, they're free! Each second Saturday of the month, from 1 to 3 p.m., kids and their families are invited to explore a different topic through hands-on activities, games and stories.

June: National Get Outdoors Day
The Water Center’s regular June Second Saturday will celebrate National Get Outdoors Day at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities to help get you and your family outdoors! Attend National Get Outdoors Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1500 East 5th Street, Vancouver, Washington.

For more information, visit: Vancouver Water Resource Center

Jun
3
3:45 pm15:45

E3 Washington Happy Hour

Location: Antioch University 2400 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Calling all supporters of Environment and Sustainability in Washington State. Join us June 3rd at the NEW Antioch University Campus in downtown Seattle for a E3 Washington Happy Hour. We know that environmental education increases student learning, engagement and stewardship values. Help us build a statewide organization get to all Washington kids outside learning about our environment.

RSVP Today!

Email Lisa Eschenbach if you have any questions:
leschenbach@e3washington.org

Jun
3
9:30 am09:30

Woodland Park Zoo Educator Appreciation Day

WOODLAND PARK ZOO

EDUCATOR APPRECATION DAY – SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017

Come explore the zoo for a day - on us!

On Saturday, June 3rd we invite preK-20 formal and informal educators to visit the zoo for free and receive half-priced admission for one adult guest! 

Please check in at the South Entrance between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for your ticket into the zoo.  You are welcome to stay until closing time but check-in will end at 3:00 p.m. 

Please bring something to verify your employment as an educator.

We would love for you to use this day to both enjoy the zoo and explore opportunities to include the zoo in your curriculum. There will be a variety of events including Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day, along with all of our summer programming (starts May 1st). Please contact the registrar with any questions (schools@zoo.org or 206.548.2424).

We look forward to seeing you!

Jun
3
9:30 am09:30

Woodland Park Zoo- FREE- Educator Appreciation Day

Come explore the zoo for a day - on us!

On Saturday, June 3rd we invite preK-20 formal and informal educators to visit the zoo for free and receive half-priced admission for one adult guest!  

Please check in at the South Entrance between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for your ticket into the zoo.  You are welcome to stay until closing time but check-in will end at 3:00 p.m.  Please bring something to verify your employment as an educator.

We would love for you to use this day to both enjoy the zoo and explore opportunities to include the zoo in your curriculum.

There will be a variety of events including Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day, along with all of our summer programming (starts May 1st).

Please contact the registrar with any questions (schools@zoo.org or 206.548.2424).

For more information: Visit Woodland Park Zoo for Educators

Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

UW CLimate Change Video Awards

Ashley Ahearn to Emcee UW Climate Change Video Awards

Location: Town Hall Seattle
Posted on April 17, 2017

We are excited to announce that Ashley Ahearn, award-winning environment reporter with KUOW, will be the emcee for our 2017 UW Climate Video Awards show on Friday, June 2, at Town Hall Seattle! This is our third year hosting the UW Climate Change Video Contest, and this year’s award show and screening will feature high school students across the state of Washington who created two-minute ads addressing the prompt, “How do you convince a climate change skeptic to take action?”

In addition to her role as a reporter, Ashley is the host of a new national podcast called Terrestrial, which focuses on the choices we make in a world we have changed (the podcast launches on May 2). Or, as Ashley refers to it, it’s the “we’re f#@ked, now what?” podcast. “We, as a generation, have grown up with some level of awareness and understanding of climate change and what our emissions are doing to the planet,” says Ashley. “And we’re going to be the generation that has to figure out what to do about that—and how to live and adapt in a changed world. That’s why we’re making this podcast.”

Ashley says she’s honored to emcee the award show, and that the way she approaches an episode of the podcast might not be very different from the way these young filmmakers unpack the issue of climate change for audiences, visually.

Ashley Ahearn earned a master’s in science journalism from the University of Southern California and has completed reporting fellowships with MIT, Vermont Law School, the Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island, and the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources. She has covered numerous multimedia stories around Washington and the Pacific Northwest, from the Elwha River recovery to an interview with our own Carol Bogezi. In her spare time you’ll find her riding her motorcycle or hiking and snowboarding in the Olympic and Cascade mountains.

 

May
31
1:00 pm13:00

Webinar #9: Partnership in Progress: Community-Based Collaborations for Environmental Justice

Webinar #9: Partnership in Progress: Community-Based Collaborations for Environmental Justice in Portland, Oregon

Registration and more information: Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice
 
Environmental and public health impacts affect people most significantly where they live - at the community level. One of the themes of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018 is to make a visible difference in communities across the country. These efforts are focused on providing better support to communities, especially economically distressed areas where the needs are greatest.
 
In 2015, the EPA established a community-based collaboration to identify opportunities, barriers, and resources, as well as implementable projects, to serve local communities in Portland, Oregon, who have traditionally not received attention in the past. This webinar will focus on the work and partnerships formed through this collaboration. Mary Lou Soscia, EPA lead on this work, will provide an overview of the development and facilitation of this group, and we'll hear from community partners about the work they've done to leverage resources in the following four focus areas:
 
Equitable development in East Multnomah County, Oregon - Mary Lou Soscia (EPA)
Increasing green infrastructure in Portland - Bobby Cochran (Willamette Partnership)
Capacity-building for environmental justice focused on reducing diesel fuel exhaust – Mary Peveto (Neighbors for Clean Air)

Development of a Portland Green Academy for youth training and employment opportunities in environmental career tracks - Derron Coles, PhD (The Blueprint Foundation, DRC Learning Solutions)
 
In addition, we will learn about how the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is becoming more actively involved in the area of environmental justice. DOI's Regional Environmental Officer for the Pacific Northwest, Allison O'Brien, will discuss the Department's efforts, as well as the expertise DOI bureaus have to offer. EPA’s College/Underserved Community Partnership Program (CUPP) Manager, Michael Burns, who is currently detailed to DOI, will join the presentation to talk about the work he is doing to develop partnerships among agencies, schools, the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and underserved communities.

Established by Executive Order 12898, the Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) comprises 17 federal agencies and White House Offices that work together to guide, support and enhance environmental justice and community-based activities. Check out the EJ IWG Webpage for more information.
The EJ IWG is hosting the Access & Awareness Webinar Series, a monthly event, to provide public access to the working group and to increase community awareness of federal agency environmental justice strategies and holistic community-based solutions to address environmental justice issues. This series will help the public gain a deeper understanding of how federal agencies are collaborating and what resources are available to anyone interested in improving the health, quality-of-life, and economic opportunities in overburdened communities.

May
31
9:00 am09:00

Native Educators symposium

Location: Suquamish House of Awakened Culture. 7235 NE Parkway Suquamish WA 98392

An informal gathering of educators of Indigenous youth

We will feature presentations by Native educators sharing best practices in Native education, networking, and free curriculum resources for teachers.

All educators, elders, and parents are welcome.

Free clock hours and lunch provided.

To register: Contact Lisa Eschenbach, E3 Washington at leschenbach@e3washington.org (206) 947-6194

Space is limited, so please register soon!

Native Educators Symposium

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Suquamish House of Awakened Culture

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

 

Agenda

Welcome -Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch, Suquamish Tribe

and Suquamish Climate Change Leadership Club

 

Presentations – Sharing experiences and programs

Stories & Knowledge - Roger Fernandes, Artist & Storyteller, Lower Elwha Klallam

Building ROVs  - Nicole Harris, NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

Resiliency in Youth - Emma Elliot Grove, Western Washington University

Early Childhood Education- Corey Silvie, Suquamish Early Learning Center

Since Time Immemorial Sovereignty Curriculum – Laura Lynn, OSPI Office of Native Education

Integrating Science & Culture-Lucy Dafoe &  Jennifer Wood, Chief Kitsap Academy

Native Youth Development-Shawn Peterson, Na’ah Illahee Fund

Western Washington Native American Education Consortium -Mary Wilbur, WWNAEC

 

Youth Panel - Suquamish Climate Change Youth Leadership Club


…and others!

Curriculum planning time – YOU ;)

Lunch and free clock hours provided!

You’re invited, but be sure to Register/RSVP Today! leschenbach@e3washington.org

May
27
May 28

Brinnon ShrimpFest

Brinnon ShrimpFest is a Memorial Weekend festival located on the Hood Canal in Brinnon, WA. This community event is a celebration of Hood Canal Spot Shrimp and other local seafood. It features belt sander races, arts and craft booths, live music, kids activities, delicious food, great fun and shrimp! Limited quantities of Hood Canal Shrimp for sale! Bring along your favorite decorated belt sander to enter the races that will be held at 11AM and 3PM.

The tides are usually low enough during this weekend for easy harvest of clams and oysters on the public beaches near the festival (license required) and the weather is traditionally good during this holiday weekend. This is great family fun! Hours: Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5 Proceeds from ShrimpFest will be donated to community projects.

For more information, go to: http://www.experiencewa.com/wa/events

May
23
10:00 pm22:00

Climate Convenings Toolkit


Want to learn how to convene your community on climate change?

Join our Public Engagement Manager, Jothsna Harris, for a webinar on May 23rd from 10-10:30 PST for the launch of our exciting new guide on how to inspire local stories and community solutions to climate change. Following the webinar, the Climate Convenings Toolkit will be a free and downloadable resource, available on our website.

In the days leading up to the People’s Climate March, our Director of Education Kristen Poppleton and our Education Coordinator Jenna Totz were in D.C. for a two-day climate change education workshop with the Lowell School – they are revamping their 6th grade curriculum to include an interdisciplinary focus on climate change, and we have been mentoring them through that process for much of this year.

At the march, Kristen and Jenna convened educators from around the country in the climate change education contingent. Read more about their experience and see some great pictures in Jenna’s blog.

May
23
3:45 am03:45

Green School Resources Workshop

Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market Street, Meeting Room

Register at http://eco-schoolstumwater.brownpapertickets.com

Receive training and resources to green your school inside, outside and throughout the curriculum. For educators, school staff, parents, high school leaders and volunteers. Light dinner served, laptop recommended.

Three clock hours available!  Free training.

Learn more about Eco-Schools USA at www.eco-schoolsusa.org!

Please contact me with any questions,

Faye Thornburgh
Washington Education Coordinator, AmeriCorps Member
National Wildlife Federation, Seattle Office

WAEducationCoordinator@nwf.org

(206) 577-7816

May
20
9:00 am09:00

Garden Educator Workshop Spring Seminar 3: Seattle

Garden Educator Workshop Spring Seminar 3: Eat

Hosted by Tilth Alliance @ Good Shepherd Center, Room 107

Save $20 by registering for all three Spring Seminars! The dates are March 25, April 29 and May 20. To receive the discounted rate, purchase an individual ticket of $250 ($225 for members) on the first day – you will be automatically registered for all three seminars.

Immerse yourself in outdoor teaching techniques and schoolyard gardening! Learn how to grow an effective and robust schoolyard garden program.

Garden Educator Workshop: Spring Seminar 3: Eat
Seminar 3 wraps up the series to help teachers, parents and garden volunteers prepare to manage their gardens during the summer at the height of the growing season – an important part of year-round garden planning, especially for schools. Explore diverse ways of learning and taste the fruits of your labor!

Seminar participants will:

·         explore multiple models for summer garden management
·         learn what to plant and how to sustain production for the beginning of the next school year
·         harvest and prepare a simple garden meal to share with one another
·         practice how to lead basic cooking activities with students
·         experience hands-on lessons about insects and the garden ecosystem
·         discuss Integrated Pest Management practices
·         learn ways to measure what and how much students are learning in the garden

In the garden, we will tend and harvest plants that were started in Seminars 1 and 2, learn different harvesting techniques and explore watering methods. This session is a great way to wrap up the three-part series and incorporate what you've learned into a vision of success for your garden and students.

Hands-on, outdoor garden education is part of every seminar. Come dressed for the weather and prepared to have fun and get a little dirty!


We highly encourage teams of two or more people from a school or garden project to attend this workshop to strengthen your garden program. Teachers receive clock hours in this fun and rewarding workshop. Clock hours are included in the cost of the Workshop.

Register by clicking on the link below, or you may register by paper and e-mail it to register@seattletilth.org, fax (206) 633-0450 or mail to 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98103.
 

Hosted By: Tilth Alliance

  • Phone: (206) 633-0451
May
18
May 21

Leavenworth Spring BirdFest

Location: Wenatchee River Institute, Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, Washington

Come bird with us the third weekend in May and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Leavenworth Spring BirdFest! Enjoy the unforgettable experience of witnessing the vast array of returning migratory birds in the midst of the peak wildflower season in the incomparable natural beauty of North Central Washington's Wenatchee Valley. The Leavenworth area features spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains to sunny ponderosa pine forests, lush riparian zones to shrub-steppe. Educational and recreational opportunities abound with field trips led by area birding and wildlife experts and professionals. While birding is the heart of the weekend, activities also include wildflower walks, art events, and family activities to ensure fun and learning for birders and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Contact: Wenatchee River Institute Programs programs@wenatcheeriverinstitute.org 509-548-0181, x4.

For more information, go to: Leavenworth Spring BirdFest

May
17
7:00 pm19:00

Sound Conversations: The Making of Mystery Sharks, a KCTS 9 Wildlife Detectives Documentary

Sound Conversations with Jeff Renner & Michael Werner, The Making of Mystery Sharks, a KCTS 9 Wildlife Detectives Documentary

Location: Seattle Aquarium
Fees: $10 each advance/$8 Aquarium members. $15 day of event

Explore the science and lore of one of the ocean's largest and most mysterious predators, the sixgill shark. Usually it swims the world’s ocean at abysmal depths, but here in Puget Sound divers can interact with it in relatively shallow water. Michael Werner, five-time Emmy-award-winning filmmaker and journalist, and researchers from the Seattle Aquarium will take you beneath the surface to discover this seldom-seen giant, to learn its story and to understand the challenges facing the massive sharks…and what it means for our region.

For more information, go to: Seattle Aquarium Events

May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Vancouver WA Water Resource Center: Wetlands

Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center are not only fun, they're free! Each second Saturday of the month, from 1 to 3 p.m., kids and their families are invited to explore a different topic through hands-on activities, games and stories.

May: Wetlands
Did you know that the Water Center manages nearly 50 acres of wetlands? Explore this beautiful habitat while on a short walk to view wetlands wildlife. Then, head inside for kid-friendly crafts, games and science experiments showcasing how wetlands protect and support our community.

For more information, visit the: Vancouver Water Resource Center

 

May
13
11:00 am11:00

Stillwaters- EcoFest 2017

EcoFest 2017 - Love Your Mother Earth

Stillwaters Environmental Center

Location: Stillwaters Environmental Center
26059 NE Barber Cut Off Rd
Kingston, WA 98346

Join us for an interactive and exciting twist on the day, a community science and nature festival where you can get connected to what you can do for Earth. Come and discover what Stillwaters’ science is all about, too. Get off your sofa and protect our Earth! We’ll have community places you can volunteer or become an advocate for Earth. Speak up, sign up, and demonstrate your love for Mother Earth. Plus, visit and enjoy the Stillwaters campus with your family: learn about West Sound Wildlife’s critter ambassadors, lunch on delicious food from Olympic Barbecue. 

Park at Bayside Church or the Kingston Farmer’s Market/Kingston Boating Opening Day and ride the free shuttle van to EcoFest!

Thanks to our EcoFest Supporters for making this a FREE event for all! They are West Sound Wildlife Shelter, Power Trip Energy, and Friends of Miller Bay.

For more information, go to: Stillwater Environmental Center

May
12
May 14

Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

Location: Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway, Ellensburg, Washington

Come bird with KEEN for 3 days during the second weekend of May and discover the natural beauty of Central Washington State! Kittitas County features diverse and spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains, thousands of acres of public forest, lush riparian corridors, and endangered shrub-steppe open space. The Yakima River Canyon is an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA) with some of the highest densities of passerines and birds of prey in the State, some of them obligates to the shrub-steppe habitat. The Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest will offer expert-led field trips, keynote speakers including Paul Bannick, vendors, extended field trips, social events and music, and a plethora of early spring bird watching! Contact: Jill Scheffer, kittitasee@gmail.com, 509-551-8807.

For more information, go to: Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

May
10
May 15

Federal Appropriations Action Alert

 

Ask Your Senators to Support Funding for Environmental Education - Before May 15th!

The field of EE faces an urgent need for outreach to Congress about budget appropriations for critical environmental education funding at EPA and NOAA.

For more information and guidance on wording and appropriations, go to NAAEE: Here

May
10
12:00 am00:00

Give BIG & Support E3 Washington

The Seattle Foundation GiveBIG day affirms the collective impact of investing in a full range of nonprofit agencies that benefit the region.

Wednesday May 10 is GiveBIG day!! Donations made by credit or debit card before midnight on May 10 will count.
Consider supporting your own environment and sustainability education organization: E3 Washington with a gift of any size:
GiveBIG - Seattle

Environmental education in Washington and nationally is at a tipping point—right along with the environment itself.

The need for intensified policy and educational leadership in the area of environmental education, therefore, has never been greater. The actions of the new administration have been harmful to both to the environment and education.  Yet, the demand for interdisciplinary, field-based environmental and sustainability education has skyrocketed as education,  tribal, and community leaders embrace it as a central strategy to enhance student learning.

E3 Washington cannot sustain its leadership in real world interdisciplinary learning, however, without strong support to expand these practices to every campus and every community in our state.

E3 is a very small non-profit organization which is led entirely by volunteers.  Please help sustain this vital association in providing the needed environmental education focus and leadership in the years ahead; and please click on this link to make your contribution, on or before May 10.  https://www.givebigseattle.org/e3-washington-1

A gift of any size will
help us achieve our important environmental and sustainability education goals.  A gift of even $15, $25, or $35 would help our organization greatly. Thank you so much!

 

GiveBIG - Seattle

Every young person in Washington state should have high-quality environmental and sustainability education experiences (in both formal and informal settings) that are responsive to community and youth assets, aspirations, and needs. These experiences should enrich students’ lives and engage them in addressing critical environmental and social challenges.

 

May
9
May 11

Wenatchee: Kids in the Creek

Kids in the Creek

The annual Kids in the Creek (KitC) program is a cooperative collaboration run by a Core Planning Team with representatives from Cascadia Conservation District, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Ecology, City of Wenatchee, and USDA Forest Service. The event is organized and implemented by Cascadia Conservation District, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and USDA Forest Service.

Kids in the Creek is held at the Entiat National Fish Hatchery and consists of six educational stations. Classes attend for one of the three days offered.

For more information, Click Here.

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May
7
10:00 am10:00

UW Native Plant Nursery Sale- Student Run

Location: Douglas Research Conservatory, 3501 41st Street Seattle

The University of Washington's Seattle Native Plant Nursery, part of the Society for Ecological Restoration – UW Chapter (SER-UW), will be hosting a public plant sale on Sunday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

The Native Plant Sale will feature more than 40 different species, from vanilla leaf to Douglas-fir, so come pick out your favorite plants and support your local student-run nursery!

Most of these plants are grown and propagated by students for other students’ projects and classes. Your support helps to keep them going and growing!

Learn more about SER-UW and the Native Plant Nursery, connect with them on Facebook, and feel free to contact the nursery managers, Derek Allen and Kimmy Ertel, by email anytime.

Hope you can make the sale!

May
5
May 7

Orcas Island Bird Festival

Location: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce, 65 North Beach Road, Eastsound, Washington 98245

The San Juans are lush with wildlife. And the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming festival will pay tribute to the splendor of the outdoors. “In our fourth year, the festival will celebrate the wildlife in and around Orcas Island,” said Chamber Director Lance Evans. “Whether you are exploring on land or in the Salish Sea, we are encouraging everyone to take part.” Participants can enjoy nature talks, wildlife tours, and other activities. The festival is also partnering with chamber members to offer whale and wildlife tours. Outer Island Excursions, Deer Harbor Charters, Orcas Island Eclipse Charters, and Shearwater Kayak Adventures are participating. Contact 360-376-2273.

For more information, go to: Orcas Island Bird Festival

May
5
May 7

Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival

Friday Early Location: Friday until 3PM Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge Office on Airport Way
Late Friday- Sunday Location: Hoquiam High School, Hoquiam WA.

Each spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed along the Washington Coast and in the Grays Harbor estuary during their migration northward. Coming from as far south as Argentina, these Arctic-bound shorebirds are among the world's greatest migrants. The concentration of birds during spring migration offers people a great chance to view a number of shorebird species. The shorebird spectacle happens every year at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and in other parts of the county.

People from around the world come to view this event of hemispheric importance. The festival works to bring people together for this incredible natural phenomenon. Contact Jennifer Cutillo, 360-753-9467.

For more information, go to: Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival

May
4
6:30 pm18:30

MegaFires- Lands Council Spokane

901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane

Description

Co-hosted by Vaagen Brothers Lumber, Inc. and The Lands Council – May 4th at 6:30 pm at The Bing Crosby Theater.

Megafires, wildfires over 100,000 acres, and the destruction caused by them is a serious and growing issue to our region. Our communities, homes, businesses and our very way of life are threatened. If we are going to make effective progress towards increasing fire resiliency, we must increase awareness and stimulate conversation about this important issue across all levels of society. Through education, we firmly believe we can change the way we receive fire and smoke.

The Wildfire Project is a 60-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg (Pacific Northwest Research Station and the University of Washington), who has conducted fire and landscape ecology research for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and features the work of wildfire photographer, John Marshall. Think TedX mixed with snappy documentary shorts and amazing photography. The videos are being created by award-winning documentary film company, North 40 Productions, of Wenatchee, WA.

Media is an effective way to educate and engage audiences with important topics that demand solutions. Coupling Paul Hessburg’s experience in this arena with North 40’s production technical savvy, this media will inform, engage and inspire audiences, as well as provide an effective educational tools for the many organizations who are working tirelessly to improve the wildfire situation.

For more information, go to: https://landscouncil.org/event/era-of-megafires/ 

Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

Garden Educator Workshop Spring Seminar 2: Seattle

Hosted by Tilth Alliance @ Good Shepherd Center, Room 107
Save $20 by registering for all three Spring Seminars! The dates are March 25, April 29 and May 20. To receive the discounted rate, purchase an individual ticket of $250 ($225 for members) on the first day and you will be automatically registered for all three seminars.


Immerse yourself in outdoor teaching techniques and schoolyard gardening! Learn how to grow an effective and robust schoolyard garden program.

Garden Educator Workshop: Spring Seminar 2: Grow

Seminar 2 delves into the core issues of creating a sustainable learning garden and connecting the garden to the classroom. Teachers, parents and volunteers will investigate the supporting infrastructure of a sustainable garden program, develop a year round garden and school calendar, garden program leadership, seasonal activities and lesson planning.   

Seminar participants will:
·         learn ways to connect the garden to the classroom
·         examine programming components such as volunteer management, fundraising, garden maintenance, community engagement, events and summertime garden care
·         explore the role for a successful garden coordinator(s) 
·         find synergies between the school year and growing calendar
·         learn how to develop a garden lesson on your own

While we’re outdoors, we’ll check on the seeds and transplants that were planted during Seminar 1. We will build a trellis, plant new spring crops, explore season extension techniques and other seasonal garden tasks that you can apply at your school garden. Gain experience creating and learning about practical lessons in a supportive and engaging environment that will inspire and empower you to share with your students. 

Hands-on, outdoor garden education is part of every seminar. Come dressed for the weather and prepared to have fun and get a little dirty!

We highly encourage teams of two or more people from a school or garden project to attend this workshop to strengthen your garden program. Teachers receive clock hours in this fun and rewarding workshop. Clock hours are included in the cost of the Workshop. 

Register by clicking on the link below, or you may register by paper and e-mail it to register@seattletilth.org, fax (206) 633-0450 or mail to 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98103.
 

Hosted By

Tilth Alliance

  • Phone: (206) 633-0451

For more information, go to: http://seattletilth.nonprofitsoapbox.com