Environment

Shake, Rattle & Roll – Exploring Pacific Northwest Earthquakes

Event: 
Sat, 10/15/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Rocking! Ripping! Jolting! Shaking! This is what happens when tectonic plates collide and separate. The Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault that runs from Northern California to Vancouver Island, is a big crack in the Earth’s crust that is part of the infamous Pacific Ring of Fire. Bring the family to the WET Science Center and make your own “earthquake wave box” and learn about plate tectonics, geologic history, and seismic risk in the Pacific Northwest. Presentation begins at 2pm and is best for ages 10 and up. Related activities in the classroom all day. 

 

Family Fun for Arts Walk

Event: 
Sat, 10/08/2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Fall Arts Walk is here! The WET Science Center is open from 10am to 8pm on October 7 and 10am to 4pm on October 8. Enjoy family art activities and view art on display from the YWCA’s Girls Without Limits! program. On Friday, Oct. 7 from 6-8pm, young musicians will perform classical and popular music followed by a program of classical songs by pianist Jennifer Bowman and operatic soprano Cyndia Sieden.

Family Fun for Arts Walk

Event: 
Fri, 10/07/2016 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fall Arts Walk is here! The WET Science Center is open from 10am to 8pm on October 7 and 10am to 4pm on October 8. Enjoy family art activities and view art on display from the YWCA’s Girls Without Limits! program. On Friday, Oct. 7 from 6-8pm, young musicians will perform classical and popular music followed by a program of classical songs by pianist Jennifer Bowman and operatic soprano Cyndia Sieden.

Design It! & Treatment Plant Tour

Event: 
Sat, 10/01/2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Come to the WET Science Center inspire the next generation of engineers with fun, hands-on design challenges. Build windmills, bridges, cars, and more! Then find out how the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant cleans up our urban wastewater and the steps taken to protect Puget Sound. A presentation followed by a treatment plant tour begins at 1pm. Tour participants must be 10 or older and wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.

Owls of the Pacific Northwest

Event: 
Sat, 09/10/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Seven different species of owls indigenous to the Northwest will be presented. Facts and information will be discussed to educate attendees and provide an opportunity to view live owls up close. For Heaven's Sake Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation is dedicated to the preservation of orphaned and injured animals by providing quality care and treatement in a safe, secure and nuturing environment while preparing them for release into their natural habitat.

This free event will take place at the Olympia Timberland Library located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

Harmony Farms Conservation Easement Tour

Event: 
Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

You are invited to tour the privately owned, forever protected, Harmony Farms.  This 55-acre property is located on the eastern shores of Henderson Inlet.  Come explore the forests and see the fresh and salt water wetlands. You may get a chance to watch the many species of birds and mammals that frequent this property!

You will also learn more about our Inspiring Kids Preserve vision.  This site is part of the proposed location for this exciting new initiative for Capitol Land Trust.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
10:30 AM
Harmony Farms, Henderson Inlet 

This is a free event. Registration is required at capitollandtrust.org

Abrupt climate change: our collective response

Event: 
Sat, 08/13/2016 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Traditions Fair Trade, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia
Dr. Guy McPherson, 
Conservation Biologist, is internationally known for his synthesis of research on abrupt climate change— as fueled by irreversible, self reinforcing feedback loops triggered by human CO2 emissions. He is a leading expert on the risk of near-term human extinction due to abrupt climate change and will be speaking about our collective response to Earth’s newest phase of accelerated warming. Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.

 

Cocktail Party Garden Open

Event: 
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Savor hand-crafted cocktails with native plant infusions created by Katie Rains and enjoy live music by Daven Tillinghast. $25 tickets include entry, hors d'oeuvres and a drink of your choice. Nonalcoholic drinks available. Event sponsored by The Brotherhood Lounge and many others!

Visit nativeplantsalvage.org to register!

 

Summer Gala and Auction

Event: 
Sat, 08/13/2016 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Forests, Farms, Fish & Fun!

August 13, 2016

Save the date for the Capitol Land Trust's 16th Annual Summer Gala & Auction!

August 13, 2016
5 PM to 9 PM
Ralph and Nancy Munro’s Triple Creek Farm in west Olympia

Come celebrate what the conservation of Forests, Farms and Fish does for our community, and what educational opportunities and fun in nature can do for children and adults.  Event proceeds will benefit conservation and outreach programs. A special Fund-a-Need will support the proposed Inspiring Kids Preserve.   Contact capitollandtrust.org to sign up.

Nature Journals and Native Plants

Event: 
Sat, 09/10/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Nature journaling is a fun, family activity and an excellent way for kids to develop an awareness and appreciation of the world around them. Come and decorate your very own nature journal, and then take it outside to explore! Attend a 2pm presentation followed by a native plant walk on our wetland plaza. You’ll learn some easy identification tips for common native plants and how these plants were traditionally used by local native tribes.

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