Sensory-Friendly Sunday

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

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. 

Bioluminescence & Spooky Creatures of the Deep

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Some of earth’s spookiest creatures live in the deepest parts of the ocean. A 2 pm presentation will amaze and inspire you with enchanting photos and videos of mesmerizing bioluminescence. Make anglerfish hats – a great Halloween costume option – and other bioluminescent art throughout the day.

Puget Sound Art & Treatment Plant Tour

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Stop by anytime to create art inspired by Puget Sound and its creatures. At 1 pm, attend a program about water in our lives and what happens to the dirty water you send down the drain. Discover how LOTT cleans up wastewater at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant and the steps taken to protect Puget Sound. Then take a tour of the treatment plant! Tour participants must be 10 or older and wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.

Thurston Climate Action Team presents 2017 Candidate Forum

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:00pm

Thurston Climate Action Team presents:  2017 Candidates Forum

Thursday, Sept 14, 2017; 7:00 PM at Traditions Fair Trade Café

Candidates for Olympia, Lacey, and the Port will be on hand to discuss their positions on matters important to us all.  Take advantage of your opportunity to meet these candidates and ask your own questions. 

Port of Olympia: Bill Fishburn, Gigi McClure, Bill McGregor, E.J.Zita

Olympia: Max Brown, Jim Cooper, Clark Gilman, Allen Miller, Lisa Parshley, Renata Rollins

Lacey: Michael Steadman

Volunteer Work Party @ Native Plant Salvage

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

Volunteer “Spring Cleaning” at The NPSF Nursery

Saturday, July 8th
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Native Plant Salvage invites community members to join us for some “Spring Cleaning” at our nursery/holding beds this Saturday, July 8th! Volunteers will help us organize pots, label plants, and return beauty and order to the plant nursery. All ages and abilities welcome at this family-friendly event.

Details and directions will be sent following registration. Please email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com to join us for a morning of cool sunshine, friends, and beautiful native plants!


McLane Creek Nature Trail Stewardship Party

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Volunteer with the Native Plant Salvage and Stream Team at the lovely McLane Creek Trails!

This laid-back afternoon work party will run from 3 - 6 p.m. Volunteer will work to deter invasive plants, and help keep the walkways beautiful and accessible for all to enjoy. BONUS: volunteers & community members have the opportunity to stay for a guided Native Plant Walk directly following the volunteer day! (6 – 7 p.m.)

Please REGISTER ONLINE at https://goo.gl/egaJMP (streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar)

OR just show up! Questions can be sent to nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com

Creature Teachers: Reptile Show

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Creature Teachers brings an assortment of exotic animals to educate people on the wonders of nature and spark a passion for wildlife. This children and families event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13. Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Gardening with Native Plants Workshop -- Friday and Saturday June 16-17

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 4:00pm - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 3:00pm

The Center for Natural Lands Management is hosting FREE summer classes at its Demonstration Native Prairie Garden.  Classes begin on Friday from 4-6pm and then continue on Saturday from 11am-3pm. Come to one class or all!  Friday classes will focus on seed collection methods, Saturday classes will teach techniques in hand seed cleaning.  It is not necessary to attend both days but those who attend both sessions will receive a sachet of native seeds to take home for their own garden!

 Please RSVP at ssvolunteers@cnlm.org.  More information about the South Sound Prairies and the Center for Natural Lands Management can be found at www.southsoundprairies.org

Painting Workshop: The Giant Pacific Octopus

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In this free 1-3 pm workshop with an instructor from Olyphant Art & Media, you’ll learn how to use watercolor to create a painting of a Giant Pacific Octopus. These amazing creatures live right here in Puget Sound! Supplies provided and appropriate for ages 10 and older. Space is limited so you must pre-register at https://octopus-painting-workshop.eventbrite.com. Painting in the classroom all day at the Wet Center.

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