Sep
23
10:00am10:00am

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living- Free Community Event

Where: 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 NE 171st St Woodinville, WA 98072

 

Description:

Squash Your Carbon Footprint……and Celebrate Fall!

Woodinville and its surrounding commuter communities are responsible for some of the highest carbon footprints in Washington State. Explore easy ways you can SQUASH your carbon emissions and celebrate our summer farm harvest at the 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living’s fall celebration, GET SQUASHED!

Enjoy a day of fun activities for the whole family on the 21 Acres campus: Eating local, seasonal food isn’t just great for your health and for farmers – it is the easiest way to SQUASH your carbon footprint!

·         Satisfy your lunch cravings with delicious lunch options prepared by the 21 Acres kitchen with most ingredients sourced within Washington State! Try new varieties of squash and other local-grown autumn delights in our Farm Market.

·         Discover easy recipes to try at home with our Culinary Ed department.

·         Learn where our food comes from and meet our friends on the Farm.

SQUASH the idea that being environmentally conscious is too hard or boring!

Enjoy tunes by area musicians while you shop our Local Made Artists Market and visit community partners who will share easy ways you can SQUASH your carbon footprint. Free activities and giveaways all day.

All ages welcome, so bring the whole family!

Price: Free!

Contact Info: For more information call 425-481-1500, e-mail generalinfo@21acres.org or RobynL@21acres.org.

Website: http://21acres.org/event/free-community-event-get-squashed/

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Aug
18
to 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

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Aug
5
8:30pm 8:30pm

Mount St. Helens Institute Awesome Hike

Meeting Place: Johnston Ridge Observatory parking lot
Fee: $75
Level: Stenuous.  Click here to assess your own fitness level.
Requirements: Participants must be in excellent physical condition because of the rigorous demands of the 10 mile hike.

Details: Perhaps the most spectacular hike in the Mount St. Helens area, this 10 mile jaunt from Johnston Ridge Observatory winds through the heart of the blast zone in the Mount Margaret Backcountry, past Coldwater Peak and along south Coldwater Ridge. You’ll see spectacular wildflower displays, stunning views of St. Helens and Spirit Lake, and twisted logging equipment: all reminder of the destructive and renewing powers of this great volcano. And at the end of the day, we’ll drive you back to your cars, saving you the 2000 foot climb back up Johnston Ridge! Guided by the Mount St. Helens Institute complete with geology and biology lessons, this will be a day you won’t soon forget!

Gear: To see the list of required gear for our guided climbs, click here.

Details will be e-mailed to participants two weeks before the trip.

For more information, or to register go to: Mount St. Helens Institute

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Aug
5
9:30am 9:30am

Naneum Ridge State Forest Clean-up

Join DNR staff and volunteers from Eastern Washington Adventures to pick up litter along the Green Dot Road System in our Naneum Ridge State Forest. What to bring Volunteers should bring gloves, water, lunch and dress appropriately for working outdoors. Volunteers are encouraged to bring four-wheel-drive transpotation to participate.

Directions: Meet at the Coleman Orchard. From Ellensburg, drive east out Vantage Highway approximately 5 miles and turn north on Number 81 Road. In 3.1 miles at the T, turn east onto Brick Mill Road and continue for 1.3 miles. Turn north onto Cooke Canyon Road and turn west at the T. Continue 2.4 miles on the primitive road to the Coleman Orchard.
     This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass. Visit our volunteer page for more information.

Contact Stephanie Margheim 509-925-0984 Stephanie.Margheim@dnr.wa.gov

For more information, visit Washington Department of Natural Resources

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Jul
29
8:00am 8:00am

Urban Dragonflies: North Cascades Institute Class

For all you bird and butterfly enthusiasts, it’s time to follow the natural course of evolution and progress to dragonflies!

Dennis Paulson, Northwest expert on these insects, will teach a workshop about them in Seattle during the peak time for dragonfly activity. The class will focus on basic dragonfly biology and the identification and natural history of the species we see during our walk.

The workshop will be at Magnuson Park in Seattle, where numerous wetlands have proven to be magnets for dragonfly activity.

Cost: $95
Location: Magnuson Park, Seattle WA

For more information, go to: North Cascades Institute

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Jul
23
10:30am10:30am

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

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Jul
22
9:30am 9:30am

Yakima Valley: 10th Annual Ahtanum State Forest Trails Clean-up

Join DNR staff and volunteers from Eastern Washington Adventures care for Green Dot Roads and trails on Sedge Ridge, Whites Ridge and Foundation Ridge.

What to bring
Volunteers should bring gloves, water, lunch and dress appropriately for working outdoors. Volunteers are encouraged to four-wheel drive transportation to participate.

Directions
Meet at the Red Saddle Parking Lot. Exit I-82 to Valley Mall Boulevard.  Left on Longfiber Road. Right onto Ahtanum Road for 13 miles. Turn right onto North Fork Road at the Tampico Store. Proceed 10 miles to the Middle Fork Road, turn left at the Whites Ridge Trailhead and then right to the Red Saddle Trailhead. 

This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

Visit our volunteer page for more information.

Contact

Stephanie Margheim

509-925-0984

Stephanie.Margheim@dnr.wa.gov

For more information, go to Washington Department of Natural Resources

 

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Jul
22
8:00am 8:00am

Mount St. Helens Life Explodes: A Biologist-Guided Trip to the Heart of the Blast Zone

Make-or-Break Date: July 15 2017
Meeting Time: TBD, morning of July 22, 2017
Meeting Place: Windy Ridge Viewpoint
Hike Level: Moderate hike over rocky terrain.  Click here to assess your own fitness level.
Requirements: Participants should be in decent shape and able to hike a couple miles on trail.

Max Group Size: 12

Cost: $75.00

Dr. John Bishop 

Hike Description: Hike from Windy Ridge to the Pumice Plain for a look at Mount St. Helens' most devastated landscape, where life was buried by the massive debris avalanche and sterilized by the incandescent pyroclastic flows during the 1980 eruption.  We'll explore the explosive return of life on the Pumice Plain by examining the rapidly-changing geological and biological features from a biologist's viewpoint.  Learn what determines who lives and who dies in one of the Northwest's most extreme natural environments.  This trip entails several miles of hiking over rocky terrain.

For more information, go to: Mount St. Helens Institute

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Jul
22
8:00am 8:00am

Mount Baker Geology 1: Fire and Ice in Morovitz Meadow NCI

Location: Mt Baker south slope
Organization: North Cascades Institute
Cost: $95

This all-day hiking field trip explores the glacial and volcanic geology along the trail to the Railroad Grade moraine on Mount Baker’s south slope.

The trail traverses Schreiber’s Meadow beside a cinder cone, crosses a boisterous, muddy glacial outwash stream on a sturdy bridge and switchbacks through the forest to the glorious views from Morovitz Meadows.

Beyond, we reach the sudden sharp crest of the Railroad Grade moraine for even more astounding views.

Along the way, we will see volcanic ash and lahar deposits — including from the most recent eruption of Mount Baker — and overlapping lava flows, a stupendous 19th Century glacial moraine and the rapidly receding terminus of the Easton Glacier. The glacier’s raw, boulder strewn, barely re-vegetated deglaciated valley lies directly below our feet. Steaming Sherman Crater, the summit plateau of Mount Baker, the eroded crags of the ancient Black Buttes volcano rise above, and the peaks of the northern Cascades recede into the distance.

This field excursion will cover 3.5 miles and gain 1,440’ to Railroad Grade, with the option to continue on as interest and stamina allow, and participants should be able to hike uphill for 2-3 hours and then back down. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended, as is a well-developed sense of wonder and curiosity.

Geologist Dave Tucker is the author of the book Geology Underfoot in Western Washington and a lead researcher at the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center.

For more information, or to register, go to: North Cascades Institute

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Jul
19
11:00am11:00am

Science in the Park: Vancouver WA

Esther Short Park
605 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660

Science in the Park is a special learning treat awaiting families who enjoy Vancouver's summertime Noon Concert Series, held on the six consecutive Wednesdays following July 4, at Esther Short Park, located at Eighth and Esther streets in downtown Vancouver.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to and during every Noon Concert, children can try hands-on crafts and experiments, all designed for fun and learning about water, nature and the environment.

This year’s theme is ‘Taking Care of our Changing Planet.’

Food vendors are also on-site providing a variety of tasty meal options. Parking is available at the Park ‘n Go Garage, conveniently located next to Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. The entrance to the garage is on 6th Street between Washington and Columbia Streets.

It’s a fun way for families to spend a summertime lunch and learning, complete with great music. Remember, Noon Concerts and Science in the Park are free!

For more information, go to Vancouver Water Resource Center

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Jul
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

AUAP Japanese Summer Festival! Ellensburg WA

CWU Campus, SURC East Patio
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA

Price: Free

Students from Japan in the Asia University America Program (AUAP) are putting on a Japanese Summer Festival! Come enjoy a taste of Japanese culture with Nagashi Somen, Yo-yo tsuri, Choko fruits, Mugicha, Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Shateki, and more!

Bring a few bucks to buy tickets to participate, but coming and watching is totally free. Come celebrate summer!

Contact Info
Mark Werdin
AUAP at CWU
werdinm@cwu.edu
509-963-1374

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Jul
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

Tree ID Walk: Vancouver WA


Officers Row
Vancouver's urban forest is rooted in history. Join this guided walk through tree-lined Officers Row and learn the history of our community and our trees. Urban Forestry staff will discuss characteristics of both native and ornamental trees throughout the historic site as National Parks Service staff will share the long history of Officers Row. RSVP is required as space is limited; call 360-487-8308 or email Urban Forestry.

For more information, visit: Vancouver Public Works

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Jul
12
11:00am11:00am

Science in the Park: Vancouver WA

Esther Short Park
605 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660

Science in the Park is a special learning treat awaiting families who enjoy Vancouver's summertime Noon Concert Series, held on the six consecutive Wednesdays following July 4, at Esther Short Park, located at Eighth and Esther streets in downtown Vancouver.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to and during every Noon Concert, children can try hands-on crafts and experiments, all designed for fun and learning about water, nature and the environment.

This year’s theme is ‘Taking Care of our Changing Planet.’

Food vendors are also on-site providing a variety of tasty meal options. Parking is available at the Park ‘n Go Garage, conveniently located next to Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. The entrance to the garage is on 6th Street between Washington and Columbia Streets.

It’s a fun way for families to spend a summertime lunch and learning, complete with great music. Remember, Noon Concerts and Science in the Park are free!

For more information, go to Vancouver Water Resource Center

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Jul
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hikes in the Spokane Area

Location: Indian Trail Library
4909 W. Barnes Rd.

Spokane, WA 99208
One block east of Indian Trail

Our region is full of amazing opportunities to get out into nature. Join us as we learn about the best local hikes within a day of Spokane. Holly from the Washington Trails Association will share details and photos of fun, beautiful, local trails and appropriate gear.  We'll also discuss tips for hiking with children, how to access a website offering hiking information, and some of the ways to get involved and give back to the local hiking community. This program is great for ages Adults and older teens. 

For more information, go to Spokane Library

 

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Jul
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

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
 

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Jul
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center: Paint a Turbine

Location: Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center
25905 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg 98926

Learn about how wind turbines work, then paint your own! Bring clothes you don't mind getting a little paint on! While your masterpiece dries, you can head out on the 2pm tour to see a real wind turbine in action!

See www.pse.com/wildhorse for tour rules and liability forms.

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Jul
6
to Jul 15

National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

Location: Portland OR & Vancouver WA

The National Children and Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS) is a one of a kind national event aimed at energizing teachers, parents and all types of garden educators and designers to engage kids in the garden.

There will be pre-symposium trips visiting The Oregon Garden and Portland School Gardens on July 12, and the symposium goes into full swing July 13-15, 2017. A trip to the nearby Wildlife Botanical Gardens is included with your full registration or one-day registration for Friday, July 14. A farm to table dinner is planned for Saturday, July 1

Contact Person: Nora MacDonald
Phone Number: (703) 768-5700

For more information, visit the American Horticultural Society

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Jun
24
to 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

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Jun
13
5:30pm 5:30pm

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.

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Jun
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

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

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Jun
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

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

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Jun
3
3:45pm 3:45pm

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

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