Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

Port Townsend Lecture: Sea-Level Rise’s Impact on Humans and H...

Where: Fort Worden Chapel
Admission: $5  (students, teachers FREE) 

Eric E. Grossman
Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Urban growth, rising seas and changes in Pacific Northwest stream runoff are placing unprecedented pressure on coastal ecosystems and communities across Puget Sound. Estuaries, beaches and floodplains support many important uses, including fish and wildlife habitat, nationally-important farmland, and natural flood protection to prime real estate, industry and transportation corridors. Intensifying competition for coastal lands raises both the urgency and the challenge of adaptively managing ecosystems and the services they provide for long-term human well-being while accommodating near-term farming, growth and other land-uses. This presentation will synthesize climate change impact pathways leading to coastal squeeze of the Salish Sea and new research aimed to help resource managers and communities plan for adaptation.

For more information, go to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center

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Jan
18
12:00 PM12:00

Sustainable Seattle: Energy Democracy

Sustainable Cities Roundtable

Location: Seattle Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Join us at Seattle Central Library for a discussion with Island Press author and President and CEO of Emerald Cities Collaborative Denise Fairchild about her new book, Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions.

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Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

Port Townsend Lecture: Phytoplankton in a Changing Ocean Climate

Where: Fort Worden Chapel
Admission: $5  (students, teachers FREE) 

Virginia Armbrust, PhD
Director of School of
Oceanography at the
University of Washington

E. Virginia Armbrust’s research focuses on marine phytoplankton, particularly marine diatoms, which are responsible for about 20% of global photosynthesis. She has pioneered the use of environmental genomics and transcriptomics, combined with metabolomics, to understand how natural diatom communities are shaped by the environment and by their interactions with other microbes. Most recently, she has identified chemical signals that form the basis of cross-kingdom communication. Her group developed ship-board instrumentation that now permits the fine-scale continuous mapping of distributions, growth rates and loss rates of different groups of phytoplankton.

For more information, go to Port Townsend Marine Science Center

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Apr
27
to Apr 29

Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival

Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival

Celebrating the natural world and the spring shorebird migration

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. Some birds travel over 15,000 miles round trip! The concentration of birds during spring migration offers people a great chance to view a number of shorebird species. With luck you will also see the birds fly together in beautiful formations while trying to escape a Peregrine Falcon.

Shorebird is the name given to the group of birds that are usually found along the shoreline. They include plovers, turnstones, sandpipers, dowitchers, and others. Some shorebirds can be found in Grays Harbor County all year; others only during their migration. A good way to start learning the common shorebirds is to attend the Festival's shorebird identification class and field trip.

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.

For more information, go to Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival

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Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Ellensburg Wildflower and Wind Power Walk

Explore the vast array of shrub steppe wildflowers at the Wild Horse Wind Facility. Enjoy the guided wildflower walks, presentations, displays, and wind turbine tours. Wildflower walks will also be offered mid-week by appointment from mid-April through May.

RSVP Required: wildhorse@pse.com

10am Wind Turbine Tour
11am Wildflower Orientation
11:30 Wildflower Walk
2pm Wind Turbine Tour
3pm Wildflower Orientation
3:30 Wildflower Walk

For more information, go to: My Ellensburg

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Dec
11
4:30 PM16:30

Not Just Talking Trash: Marine Debris and What We Can Do About It!

Register for the NOAA planet stewards December Webinar! Join us Monday December 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time

Space is Limited! Reserve Your Seat at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5857129614069346051

NOAA Planet Stewards is pleased to welcome Krista Stegemann, the Communications and Education Specialist for NOAA's Marine Debris Program as our featured speaker

Marine debris - trash in the ocean or Great Lakes, is one of the greatest pollution problems facing our waters today. Debris harms wildlife and their habitats, is a hazard to navigation, and impacts the economy and human health. This global issue comes from one source: people. Thankfully, that means that people have the power to solve this problem! Marine debris can be a difficult to talk about without starting to feel overwhelmed and hopeless. The secret to empowering people to become marine debris stewards is focusing on the hopeful side of the issue.

Learn more about the science of marine debris, how to talk about and connect to the problem of this issue, what resources are out there to help you, what we’re still learning about it, and how to get involved in the solution. Everyone can be part of addressing this problem, figuring out where to start is the first step.

Find out more at: NOAA Ocean Services

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Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

Port Townsend Lecture: Short of breath: marine life in a warming...

Where: Commons at Fort Worden, Port Townsend WA

Admission: $5  (students, teachers FREE) 

Curtis Deutsch, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Oceanography, College of the Environment
University of Washington

Dr. Curtis Deutsch’s research is aimed at understanding the interactions between climate and ecosystems. He combines numerical models of varying complexity with diverse types of biological and physical data, to discover the ways in which climate produces spatial pattern and temporal variability in ecosystems, and thus influences their basic functioning. 

For more information, go to Port Townsend Marine Science Center


 

  

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Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Group Work Party

Location: Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association 3057 East Bakerview Road Bellingham, WA
Cost: Free
Contact: Raena Anderson randerson@n-sea.org (360) 715-0283 ext. 112

Bring sturdy shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, friends and family. We’ll bring the tools; gloves; coffee courtesy of Tony's Coffee; and snacks courtesy of The Bagelry, Starbucks Coffee, and the Community Food Co-op!

Help NSEA do what it does best – restore salmon habitat with the help of community volunteers! This week we’ll work with private land owners by restoring the riparian zone along Squalicum Creek. Our goals for the day include planting native trees and shrubs. Park at our new and improved site at 3057 E. Bakerview Rd and look for the blue NSEA tent.

For more information, go to:  www.n-sea.org/work-parties

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Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

Sustainable Seattle: Urban Resilience

Sustainable Cities Roundtable

Location: Community Hall at the Wing Luke Museum. 719 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Lunch & Learn: As a lunchtime event, you are welcome to bring lunch to enjoy during the Roundtable.

Join us for a discussion of strategies for strengthening resilience in both urban and rural communities, how these approaches differ, and how they complement each other to make our region stronger.

Directions:

By Bike: Find your most convenient route here.

By Bus: Routes 7, 14, 36, and 99 Waterfront Streetcar Line, and y bus that stops t the Chinatown-International District Bus Tunnel Station, as well as Link Light Rail. See Metro's Trip Planner to map out your transit options.

By Car:

-Coming from North of I-5: Take exit 165A toward James St. Once you get off the highway, merge right onto 6th Ave. and follow the road. You will enter the heart of the district after passing Jackson Street.

-Coming from South of I-5: Take exit 164A toward James ST./ Madison St. / Dearborn St. Follow signs for Dearborn St. and then turn left at S. Dearborn St. Turn right at 6th Avenue S. and you will enter the heart of the district.

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Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

eeWORKS: Demonstrating the Power of Environmental Education

Please join us for the November installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series (Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the field of EE). On Tuesday, November 14 from 1:00-2:00 pm EST, we will be joined by NAAEE's very own Executive Director, Judy Braus, as well as two esteemed environmental education researchers: Dr. Nicole Ardoin (Stanford University) and Alison Bowers (Virginia Tech & Stanford University). This dynamite team will be discussing our eeWORKS project, which is a research-to-practice initiative designed to demonstrate the impact of environmental education for achieving key outcomes. We will discuss our progress to date and how you can use the results to promote your work and the field of EE as a whole.

To date, we have completed research reviews and are designing communications around the impact of EE on: K-12 student achievement, conservation, and climate change education. Other reviews in the works include: nature connection in early childhood, civic engagement, positive youth development, and citizen science.

You can learn more about eeWORKS and completed work to date here: https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/eeworks We hope you'll join us to learn more!

Register for the webinar now and we will send you the recording if you are not able to make it! 

 

For more information, go to: NAAEE EEPro

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Nov
14
to Nov 18

2017 National Association of Interpretation Conference, Spokane

About the Conference

Immersed in rich cultural history and surrounding natural beauty, Spokane has long been a place where people gather to exchange goods and ideas. As Washington state’s second-largest destination (next to Seattle), the Spokane Valley is a hub for commerce, the environment and tourism. In its past and present, it is the largest trading hub for gathering tribes and businesses that include three states (Washington, Idaho, and Montana) and two Canadian provinces (British Columbia and Alberta).
 
With a vibrant waterfall and river running through this urban metropolis, one can easily forget that they’re in the midst of a big city.  Spokane offers the best of nature and heritage, proving to be an ideal location for this year’s national conference.
 
The word “Spokane” comes from the local native community, meaning “Children of the Sun.”  Join us in illuminating interpretation to our communities, ourselves, and future generations to come.
 

Book your lodging today!

Reserve a room at the Davenport Grand Hotel by October 20, 2017, and receive a $50 discount on registration!

Key Note Speaker

History, Honor, Healing, Hope

Clarence Moriwaki
President, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community
Friday, 8:30am

Clarence Moriwakiwill speak on the impact of fear, war hysteria, prejudice, and the failure of political leadership during the Japanese American exclusion during World War II. He is the founder and past president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial in Washington State. It is the site of the very first Japanese Americans who were taken from their communities and put into concentration camps during World War II in the United States.

For more information: National Association of Interpretation

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Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Port Townsend Lecture: Sharing the Sound― Salmon, Steelhead and...

Where: Fort Worden Chapel, Port Townsend WA
Admission: $5 (students, teachers FREE) 

By Jill Rolland, Sc.D.

For decades, scientists and concerned citizens have called for improving salmon spawning and rearing habitats in an attempt to reverse the trend of dwindling runs of salmon and steelhead in Puget Sound. To date, restoration has been critical in improving salmon smolt and juvenile steelhead survival. Unfortunately, these improvements have not been enough to produce the recovery that might have been expected. Increasingly, scientists are learning that other anthropogenic changes to the Puget Sound ecosystem, ranging from sky glow to ubiquitous pathogens, are likely having a greater impact on salmon and steelhead recovery than previously realized.

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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: A Sampling of Federal Education Resources Supporting Earth and Space Science Instruction

 

Registration Deadline: November 7, 2017

Webinar Description

This webinar will review a sampling of federal STEM education resources, with emphasis on Earth and space science. These resources, which are largely based on real-world data, are for many teachers vital to their approach to implementing the Next Generation Science Standards in Earth and space science. The importance of these resources inspires many educators to engage in conversations about local, state, and federal policies and budgets. As part of this webinar, a representative of the Geoscience Policy Department at the American Geoscience Institute (AGI) will outline effective approaches to contacting decision makers, especially at the federal level.

Webinar Organizers:

Aida Awad (Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Edward Robeck (American Geosciences Institute)
Carla McAuliffe (NESTA)
John McDaris (National Association of Geoscience Teachers)

With the NGSS Earth and Space Science Working Group

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Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

Sustainable Seattle: Community-driven Climate Resilience

Sustainable Cities Roundtable

Join us at the Mountaineers Club for a special two-hour Roundtable with Island Press author Rebecca Wodder and New Orleans' Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development's Arthur Johnson for a conversation about how to build community resilience to climate-driven water challenges- and build natural and social capital in the process.

This RoundTable is co-presented by Green Infrastructure Partnership, a group of non-profits, government agencies, organizations and businesses dedicated to providing green solutions to stormwater pollution.

Click here to learn more about GRIP.

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Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

King Country- Community Leadership, Climate Resilience, and Green Infrastructure

*Free pre-registration required on Eventbrite
The Mountaineers – 7700 Sand Point Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115

From impacts to drinking water supplies to changes in weather patterns, many of the ways people will see and experience the impacts of a changing climate in their daily lives are connected to the water cycle. And because climate-driven impacts on rainfall and water quality can be felt in dramatically different ways depending on the region, tailored, bottom-up solutions that rely on local knowledge and culture will be most effective. Bringing people together with a sense of purpose to protect and improve the places they love is a cornerstone of climate resilience, and is especially important in communities that are vulnerable to extreme climate events. Empowering communities to find sustainable solutions that work with nature, rather than against it, will improve natural and social capital.

Please join Island Press author Rebecca Wodder, and the Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development’s Executive Director Arthur Johnson for a conversation about how to build community resilience to climate-driven water challenges – and build natural and social capital in the process. Ms. Wodder brings a policy context and will discuss strategies for community engagement, while Mr. Johnson will provide case studies in building community resilience using examples from his work with residents to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.

Speakers:

- Rebecca Wodder, Island Press author and renowned conservation leader  

-Arthur Johnson, Executive Director of Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development

Don't forget to Register

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Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Wenatchee: Saving our Farms, Forests, and Fish while Strengthening the Economy

Water, Wind & Fire Tour

Location: Wenatchee Valley College, The Grove Recital Hall, Music & Arts Center (MAC)

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) and Audubon Washington volunteers will visit Wenatchee on Monday, Nov. 6 and speak at the Grove Recital Hall about warming temperatures, their impact on Washington and Idaho citizens, and how we can move past partisanship to address the challenges of plentiful and affordable energy, a growing economy with lots of good jobs, and managing risk as a result of climate change.

Citizen' Climate Lobby is a grassroots advocacy organization with over 340 chapters across the U.S. that generates political will to manage climate change risk. The group is non-partisan and works with members of Congress from both political parties to find and promote policy solutions to allow the market to find the most cost-effective ways to reduce emissions without growing government.

Audubon science confirms that climate change is the number one threat to birds. Using this non-partisan avian messenger, Audubon’s unparalleled grassroots network is taking action to reduce carbon pollution, promote renewable energy, and protect the places on the ground that birds need today and in the future. Audubon Washington is a field office of the National Audubon Society.

More info at https://sites.google.com/a/citizensclimatelobby.org/wa-tour/home.

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Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Bellingham- NSEA Salmon Sighting

Cost: Free
This event is free and welcome to all ages. Location:
Taylor Shellfish 2182 Chuckanut Dr. Bow, WA Contact:

Celebrate the return of Pacific salmon by joining NSEA naturalists along local streams. Events are family friendly, open house style, and FREE of cost. NSEA is teaming up with the folks from the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group. Join us to see lots of chum salmon and learn how our two groups are connected. Restrooms, hot beverages, activities and prizes provided. Please leave Fido at home. Parking is available at Taylor Shellfish Farms 2182 Chuckanut Dr. Look for NSEA signs.

For more information, go to:  http://www.n-sea.org/

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Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County fundraising dinner

Where: Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St., Spokane

Tickets: $40, available at MGFSC.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.

Bumblebees are one of the nearly 400 species of native bees we have in the Pacific Northwest that help pollinate fruits and vegetables in our home gardens and our state’s world class agricultural industry. Sadly, their numbers are declining and they need help to survive.

To help us understand this issue, the Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County is bringing Rich Hatfield of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation to Spokane on Nov. 2 as the speaker for an annual fundraising dinner at the Lincoln Center in Spokane.

Hatfield will share his insights about his research and field work, about pollinator endangerment and what we can do to help to preserve our pollinators.

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Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Bellevue Parks Nature Movie Night: "Secret World of Bats

Location:  Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Avenue SE

Bats are often feared and misunderstood.  However, without these amazing mammals, our ecological systems would be significantly altered, and life as we know it would drastically change.  This film captures all aspects of bat behavior across five continents with remarkable slow motion photography.  Wear your bat costumes!  

  • Ages:  All ages welcome. 
  • Cost: Free!  
  • Pre-registration:  Please RSVP. 
  • Info and to RSVP:  MSEEC@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-2565.
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Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Wild Renewable Energy Center Behind the Scenes Tour

Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center
25905 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg, Washington 98926

Join us for our end of the season Behind the Scenes Tour. It will be a chilly one! The schedule will be modified as needed based on the forecast (some tours may be replaced with presentations if the weather doesn't cooperate). RSVP to wildhorse@pse.com with the date of the event and how many will be attending.

10:00am Presentation at the Renewable Energy Center
11:00am Wind Turbine Tour
12:00pm Lunch Break
12:30pm Mountaintop Solar Tour (History, Geology, Transmission, Solar)
1:15pm Hikes Through the Pines (Sage grouse, restoration, wildlife, archaeology, botany)
2:15pm Operations Building Tour (Components, maintenance, safety).

What to Bring/Wear: Sturdy boots, sack lunch (refrigerator, microwave, and oven available), heavy coat, gloves, winter hat or hood, camera, notebook/pen, water bottle.

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Oct
20
to Oct 22

WSTA Annual Conference Pasco October 2017

Washington Science Teachers Association Fall 2017 Annual Meeting

3-D Learning in the Tri-Cities!

Location: Chiawana High School, Pasco WA

Themes and strands:

- All Standards, All Students (Equity in the NGSS)

- STEM Certification for All Teachers

- Progressing through the Standards

- NGSS in the Elementary Grades

- Integrating Energy, Engineering and Science

- History and Future--Engineering in Washington

Keynote Speakers

Chris Reykdal, WA Superintendent, Science Education in Washington State

Dr. Phillip Bell,  UW Professor, Equitable 3D science learning for all students

Mr. Michael DiSpezio, Brain Sense: Learning About the Brain Through Puzzles, Illusions and Hands-on Activities

Make a Proposal,  Register,  Present as an Exhibitor, follow the links:

Call for proposals 

In the proposal web forms you will have the opportunity to give the title, specific description, the themes and strands you will address, the length of time and day and time preferred, special needs, target audience, and specific NGSS standards you may address.

For more information, go to: Washington Science Teachers Association

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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Seattle Sustainable: Artistic Reflections on Climate Change & Place

Sustainable Cities Roundtable

Location: Community Hall at the Wing Luke Museum. 719 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Lunch & Learn: As a lunchtime event, you are welcome to bring lunch to enjoy during the Roundtable.

For the people of the Solomon Islands to villages on Alaska's western coast to the Isle de Jean Charles off the coast of Louisiana, whose homes are being swallowed by the sea, climate change is not an abstract, far-off concept. The connection that people feel to place - the place where they make their home, where they are from, where they trace their ancestry - is one common to all humans, and the pain of seeing one's home and place of origin made unrecognizable, or disappear altogether, cuts across all manner of boundaries.

Join us for a conversation about the human side of climate change and the strategies that the art community is using to communicate about this difficult topic. This Roundtable will take a journey with local writers and artists to explore how their work has been influenced by climate migration. Speakers will share how they are using various artistic media to communicate about the impacts of climate change on the land and the people linked to that land. This event will also feature an optional tour of the Wing Luke Museum's exhibit "We Are the Ocean: An Indigenous Response to Climate Change" after the Roundtable.

Speakers:

- Kelly Rodriguez, Executive Director and Editor of ARCADE

- Roldy Ablao, Artist and Exhibit Specialist, Wing Luke Museum

- Aaron Huey, Founder and Executive Director of Amplifier Design La

Directions:

By Bike: Find your most convenient route here.

By Bus: Routes 7, 14, 36, and 99 Waterfront Streetcar Line, and y bus that stops t the Chinatown-International District Bus Tunnel Station, as well as Link Light Rail. See Metro's Trip Planner to map out your transit options.

By Car:

-Coming from North of I-5: Take exit 165A toward James St. Once you get off the highway, merge right onto 6th Ave. and follow the road. You will enter the heart of the district after passing Jackson Street.

-Coming from South of I-5: Take exit 164A toward James ST./ Madison St. / Dearborn St. Follow signs for Dearborn St. and then turn left at S. Dearborn St. Turn right at 6th Avenue S. and you will enter the heart of the district.

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Oct
7
11:30 AM11:30

Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions

This year's Seattle Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions is sponsored by Emerald City Pet Rescue to raise global awareness of these endangered species: elephants, rhinos and lions. Pre-march/rally: 11am at Seattle Center Broad Street Green; March begins at 11:30 am (down 5th Ave. to Westlake Park), where keynote speakers will speak to the crowd from 12:30 - 1:30. Chaotic Noise Marching Corps. will lead the march down to Westlake Park.

For more information, go to: www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org

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Sep
30
8:00 AM08:00

National Public Lands Day

Celebrate Something We All Share: Our Public Lands
From our neighborhood parks or beaches to our nation’s awe-inspiring national parks, public lands of all sizes and varieties are the places where we live, learn, play, exercise, and relax. In fact, over 30% of America’s land is public land.

 

Now it’s your turn to give back!

NEEF National Public Lands Day (NPLD), sponsored by Toyota Motor North America, is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Through NPLD, NEEF works to connect people to public lands in their community, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health.

Bring your family, friends, students, or coworkers to spend the day outdoors giving back to your community by pulling invasive species, maintaining trails, picking up trash, and more. Your work will help ensure our public lands continue to be beautiful places for all to enjoy!

To encourage people to join in and visit their public lands, NPLD is a fee-free day for all federal public lands and many state parks. Whether you volunteer on NPLD, enjoy some boating, hiking, fishing, or camping, or simply learn more about your public lands and the plants and wildlife that live there, we invite you to take this day to enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate the lands that give us so much.

Follow NEEF on Twitter (link is external)  (link is external)and Facebook (link is external) for the latest updates and engage with the community through the hashtag #NPLD.

Learn more about how outdoor activity impacts our health, and how our public lands and wildlife are impacted by a changing climate.

Register your event!

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Dungeness River Festival

Activities, Food & Fun for all Ages!

The Dungeness River Festival, celebrates the gifts the River provides and inspires stewardship of this crucial resource. Events and activities will be held in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in Sequim. Admission is free. Students and adults will enjoy more than 20 hands-on nature activities and exhibits including fish printing, and animal pelts to touch, in addition to expert-guided walks, presentations, and more.

The Olympic Driftwood Sculptors’ show, featuring 70-80 sculptures, is Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the River Center.

Call 360-681-4076 for more details.

Be sure to check back for information about the 2017 Festival, coming this summer!

Find out more at: Dungeness River Center

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Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

FREE FILM: “THE STORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE (AND SOLUTIONS)

Location: Mount Baker Community Center, 2811 Mt. Rainier Dr. So.
Seattle, WA 98144

MT. BAKER MEANINGFUL MOVIES  presents an evening of information and action! We will be showing two short films, The Story of Climate Change and Solutions to Climate Change (released in April 2017), and a speaker from the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy.

The films feature Bill McKibben from http://350.org, Jim Hansen (considered the world’s foremost climate scientist, formerly at NASA),  Katharine Hayhoe (Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech. University,  Mustapha Ali (former Chief Environmental Justice Official at EPA),  Maggie Gyllenhaal (actor and activist),  and others who provide updates on the science and today’s solutions to climate change.

After the films, a speaker from the  Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy will be talking about putting an initiative on the ballot in November 2018, that will put a price on carbon pollution in Washington State, invest in clean energy solutions, and that will invest in the communities hardest hit by climate change.

Extreme weather events across our country and the world urge us to take climate action now.

The Alliance is a broad, statewide coalition of tribal organizations; other communities of color; labor; environmental, business, faith, health, education, parents organizations; and individuals working together make a difference for ourselves and future generations… and have fun doing it!  This project and will take all of us collecting petition signatures and campaigning to win!

Come to listen, ask questions and discuss how we can all contribute to this fair and equitable climate action.

LET’S DO THIS! PUT A PRICE ON CARBON IN WASHINGTON, DECREASE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, GROW OUR ECONOMY WITH JUSTICE, CREATE GOOD JOBS, AND IMPROVE HEALTH!

Special Guests: Ahmed Gaya – Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy Field Director

Co-Sponsors: Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, Mt Baker Community Club, South Seattle Climate Action Network, Sierra Club and others.

DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM.  Come early for SNACKS AND CONVERSATION.  Event and Snacks are FREE.  Donations always gratefully accepted.  See you at the movies!

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Sep
23
9:30 PM21:30

Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale and Speakers

Location: Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street
Cost:
  Free admission and parking. Costs vary for plants for sale. 

Shop cool plants from unique, local nurseries, and attend sessions with celebrity garden speakers.  Master Gardeners can earn Continuing Education credits for these sessions.  Event includes a Master Gardener Clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

For more Info:  http://www.mgfkc.org/events/fall-sale-speakers

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

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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Sep
16
to Sep 17

Jefferson County Farm Tour

Every year the Jefferson County Farm Tour draws thousands of visitors eager to experience a working farm and connect with local farmers. WSU will print a short list and map of farms for the day-of events that will go out in the Leader on the week of Farm Tour, but will also have an online map. We are excited for you to participate! 

Farm Tour Central is the Chimacum Corner Farmstand (9122 Rhody Drive, Chimacum WA 98325).

For more information, go to WSU Jefferson County Farm Tour

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Sep
16
7:00 AM07:00

8th Annual Lake Sylvia Fall Festival

Location: Lake Sylvia, Montesano WA

Activities
Camp Pancake Breakfast
Trail Races
Music in the Park
Kids Games and Races
Artists’ Market
Food Vendors
History of Lake Sylvia
Boy Scout Cooking Demonstrations
Kids Nature Art

It promises to be a fun day for the whole family!

Shuttle service will be available at Simpson Elementary School. 
For those wishing to park at the lake, you must have a Discover Pass (passes are available at the park).

For more information or questions-
FOSLS.org 
Stet Palmer – 360.789.9953
Miles Wenzel, Park Ranger- 360.249.3621

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Pacific Shellfish Institute - OLY SCIENCE AND BREWS!

Representatives from the Pacific Shellfish Institute will kick things off on September 12 with their presentation entitled:  “From Compost to Cucumbers.” 

Registration required: Contact Carmen Kardokus( ckardokus@osd.wednet.edu)

Pacific Shellfish Institute is an Olympia based non-profit organization with a mission to foster sustainable shellfish resources and a healthy marine environment through research and education.  Join shellfish biologists Andy Suhrbier and Aimee Christy as they share their research addressing ways to reduce, reuse and recycle excess nutrients in Puget Sound including nutrient bioextraction using blue mussels, alternative dog waste disposal practices, and sea cucumber polyculture.  You may walk away with a give-away item that you won’t find anywhere else – guaranteed!

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Sep
11
4:30 PM16:30

Climate Change Education: What Works?- Webinar

Organization:  NOAA

Registration Require

In September NOAA Climate Stewards is proud to welcome Dr. Martha Monroe, Professor of Environmental Education at the University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation as our featured speaker. 

A variety of resources are available to help educators design climate change units and lessons for their students. Which strategies are most effective will depend more on the goal of the lessons than the ability of the students. Our recent systematic literature review identified 49 research papers that reported effective strategies for teaching about climate change. The resulting themes suggest that elementary through university students can increase climate science knowledge with relevant, meaningful, and experiential exercises - but most science teachers know that. Climate change is challenging because of the controversial and value-laden issues and misperceptions that swirl around it. Some of the research papers used community projects and deliberative discussions to help students deeply understand the issues and build skills for working toward solutions. This presentation will briefly explain the review process and focus on the key themes that might help educators emphasize valuable and effective strategies in their climate change programs.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register online

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