Environment

Online Plant Sale

Event: 
Sun, 10/15/2017 (All day) - Fri, 10/27/2017 (All day)

Native Plant Salvage Foundation is selling some of its excess plants to clear space in the holding beds and alleviate our budget for the winter salvage and education programs. Order some great native and waterwise plants for low prices online at https://www.nativeplantsalvage.org/plant-ordering and pick them up October 29, just in time to plant for the winter rains!

Monday Night Movies: "Seasons"

Event: 
Mon, 10/23/2017 - 7:00pm

At the Obsidian, 414 Fourth Avenue East in downtown Olympia.

This is the history of the ten thousand years since the last Ice Age, seen through the eyes of animals.  Shows awe-inspiring migratory patterns.  Animal personalities and abilities come through thanks to great photography.

Movie shows how things are changing under the influence of man..

Fundraiser for the Green Party.  Entrance fee $2.

Contact:  Janet Jordan, 360-232-6165

Thurston Climate Action Team presents Climate Legislation 2018

Event: 
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Representative Beth Doglio will be there to give her assessment of climate legislation during the 2018 legislative session. What we can expect. And what we can do to be effective.

New Year’s Eve at Noon

Event: 
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Bring the kids for playtime, New Year’s Eve crafts, face painting, hats, noisemakers, a silly photo booth, and more! Closed on Monday, January 1, in observance of the holiday.

The Science of Snowflakes

Event: 
Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Snowflakes and snow crystals are fascinating and complex. Join us for a 2 pm presentation about the science of snow, including stunning visuals and hands-on activities, and expand your understanding of the winter wonderland. Plus we’ll make snow crafts and do fun activities all day long! 

Around the World in 80 Flushes

Event: 
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The average person spends nearly 100 days on the toilet over their lifetime, but that doesn’t look the same everywhere you go. Come in for a 2 pm presentation about different toilets around the world, including the International Space Station! We’ll also talk about the 2.4 billion people around the planet who don’t have a toilet and what that means for them. Arts and crafts activities available all day. Please note: The WET Center will open late, at 1 pm, this Saturday (12/2). 

Eight Arms, Three Hearts, One Saturday: Discovering Octopuses

Event: 
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

You may be asking – Is it octopuses or octopi? Just how smart are they? How do they change the color and texture of their skin? During this engaging 2 pm presentation, we’ll find out the answers to these questions and more while exploring octopus adaptations through hands-on activities. We’ll also create octopus-inspired artwork all day. 

Nature’s Engineers

Event: 
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

What do beavers, salmon, bears, bumblebees, and construction managers have in common? They are ecosystem engineers! Come and learn about the amazing organisms around the Pacific Northwest that shape our environment. Presentation begins at 2 pm, followed by a hands-on activity. Building activities available all day.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

Event: 
Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This special event offers a comfortable and accepting environment for kids and adults with a variety of sensory differences. Guests can enjoy tactile activities, crafts, hand fidgets, a book nook, quiet spaces for taking a break, and all of our hands-on exhibits. Event runs 12-4 pm and is free.

Fall Art: Salmon & Leaves

Event: 
Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Celebrate fall by creating beautifully colored works of art inspired by leaves and the returning salmon. Design color-diffusing paper leaves, leaf or fish prints, and much more. We provide the supplies and inspiration, you bring the creativity! Feel free to bring in your own fall leaves to use in your artwork. 

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