Environment

Get Out of My Hair: Toxins in Personal Care

Event: 
Sat, 08/13/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Come find out about the chemicals in personal care products like lotion, deodorant, shampoo, and hair dye. Join Thurston County Environmental Health to learn more about the health and environmental concerns from these everyday products, how to read labels, helpful websites, and safer alternatives. You’ll get to make an all-natural lip balm to take home! Presentation starts at 2pm and is best for ages 11 and up.

Exploring Wetlands and Treatment Plant Tour

Event: 
Sat, 08/06/2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn about wetlands through fun art projects and an outdoor scavenger hunt. Then, find out how LOTT cleans up our urban wastewater at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant and the steps taken to protect Puget Sound. A slideshow followed by a treatment plant tour begins at 1pm. Tour participants must be ten years or older and wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.

Groundwater 101 & Edible Aquifers

Event: 
Sat, 07/30/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Groundwater, aquifers, wells – oh my! This 2pm presentation will help you understand what groundwater is, how we rely on it, how it can become contaminated, and what you can do to protect it. Following the presentation, we’ll make edible aquifers out of ice cream, cookies, and soda water!

Herb Gardens for Kids

Event: 
Sat, 07/23/2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Growing herbs is a great way for kids to learn about gardening. They’ll love having their own mini garden to tend and will enjoy seeing their herbs used in the kitchen. Come decorate an herb container and plant some seeds to take home and grow.  

The Life of Dragonflies

Event: 
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Did you know that Washington designated the green darner dragonfly as the official state insect in 1997? It’s true! Dragonflies are beautiful to look at and are important in our ecosystems. Let’s celebrate this amazing insect through a variety of fun crafts. Join Stream Team and Dr. Dennis Paulson for a fascinating talk and fieldtrip covering the life of dragonflies. This is a workshop you don’t want to miss. Lecture 10-11:30am, followed by a trip to a local wetland. Visit www.streamteam.info to register, or contact Michelle at mstevie@ci.olympia.wa.us for more information.

Kayak Tour of Eld Inlet July 19

Event: 
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 5:30pm

Join Capitol Land Trust on a kayak tour of lower Eld Inlet.  Please bring your own kayak.  We will be launching from Triple Creek Farm Conservation Easement, a property conserved by Capitol Land Trust in Olympia, and will paddle south to visit another conserved property, McLane Point.  If the tides are right we could even travel to two additional conserved properties at the southern-most tip of Eld Inlet: the Randall Preserve and Lower Eld Estuary Preserve.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
5:30 PM
Lower Eld Inlet, Olympia

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

Living in An Electromagnetic Space Age

Event: 
Tue, 05/31/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Many choose to compartmentalize issues because otherwise they are too overwhelming—extreme weather, vaccinations, GMOs, the loss of water quality, degeneration of the immune system, dying species, forests, and oceans—the sinking dollar, degeneration of morality and ethics, the death of the American dream and rise of Agenda 21, geoengineering and the Space Fence lockdown.

What if the nagging intuition that they are all connected under globalization is true? What if any one of these issues is just one facet of a vast and deep spiritual war being waged over the future of humanity and our planet?

The Reptile Man

Event: 
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Meet turtles, an iguana, an alligator, and SSSSnakes! They live in nature just like us and now you can meet and even pet some of them. Tell your parents not to worry, it’s perfectly SSSSafe. Program paid for by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501.
Phone: 360-943-7790.
Intercity Transit route 12/13.

Father's Day Garden Open & Brunch

Event: 
Sun, 06/19/2016 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Support Native Plant Salvage and celebrate Father’s Day with brunch in Paula & Rick Finch’s stunning northwest naturalistic landscape. Stroll through their arboretum of mature specimen trees, take in the array of native and water-wise species, and enjoy the view across Puget Sound to the Olympics.

Brunch options include vegan and gluten-free. Complementary coffee and tea will be served, along with mimosas for purchase and a small pop-up plant sale! Garden entry is $10-$30 sliding scale, and brunch is $8-$10 a plate, kids under 12 are free.

Monthly Plant Walks

Event: 
Thu, 06/09/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join local plant experts for a guided tour of McLane Creek Nature Trail's diverse flora. Learn to identify and appreciate a variety of native perennials, ferns, shrubs, and trees as they grow and change. Come learn the names and the ecological and ethnobotanical roles of the plants that surround us every day. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. 

Meet at the McLane Creek Nature Trail Lower Trailhead. Cost is $5-20 sliding-scale donation per person. Email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com with questions or to register. 

 

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