Environment

Wonderful Wetlands: Exploring Nature’s Water Filters

Event: 
Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wetlands are areas of land saturated with water, and include swamps, bogs, and marshes. These ecosystems support an incredible diversity of plants and animals, including beavers, fish, turtles, and birds! Along with wildlife habitat and flood control, wetlands are essential for reducing water pollution, protecting against erosion, and recharging groundwater. Join us for a 2 pm presentation about wetlands, and create your own model to see how these systems clean water! Wetland crafts and experiments offered all day at the Wet Center.

 

A Whale of a Tale: Stories of Puget Sound Whales

Event: 
Sat, 07/08/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

What kinds of whales live in Puget Sound? What are their family dynamics? How do they communicate with each other? What is a peduncle? Learn the answers to these questions and more at a 2 pm presentation at the Wet Center. Find out what orca families are like, hear different species communicate and sing, and more. We’re celebrating whales and porpoises with art projects all day.

Messy Science!

Event: 
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

We all love a good science experiment, and many of the best ones create a mess. From making slime to playing with shaving-cream clouds, we’ll have a variety of hands-on experiments available all day at Wet Center for budding young scientists. Playdough, goop, and ooblek – what more could you want?! Smocks provided 

McLane Nature Trails Work Party

Event: 
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Spend a few hours with Native Plant Salvage and Stream Team at the McLane Creek Nature Trails as we mindfully trim back growth along the trail, pulls weeds, clear the paths, and enjoy the great outdoors! Snacks and tools are provided, and volunteers will be issued a temporary Discover Pass for this event.

Optional Bonus: There will be a Native Plant Walk hosted by the NPSF from 6pm - 7pm: directly following our Nature Trails Work Party on June 1st! These bi-monthly Plant Walks are a fun way to learn the names and ethnobotanical roles of some of our incredible diversity of native species. Learn more at www.nativeplantsalvage.org

Register online: http://streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar/
Or by emailing nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com

2017 Upcoming Work Parties at McLane Creek:
· Thursday, June 1st from 3 – 6 p.m.
· Thursday, June 22nd from 3 – 6 p.m.
· Thursday, July 20 from 3 – 6 p.m.

Native Plant Walks

Event: 
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Native Plant Walks: 6pm - 7pm.

Enjoy an educational stroll along Olympia’s McLane Creek Nature Trail, guided by plant experts from the Native Plant Salvage Foundation. All ages and levels of experience are welcome, so come learn the names and ecological & ethnobotanical roles of our beautiful northwest native plants!  These Native Plant Walks are a great way to learn plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy an evening outdoors. Plant walks are held 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the McLane Creek Nature Trail. Sliding-scale donation of $5 - $20 is suggested.

Visit www.nativeplantsalvage.org for more info, or email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com

Native Plant Walks

Event: 
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Native Plant Walks: 6pm - 7pm.

Enjoy an educational stroll along Olympia’s McLane Creek Nature Trail, guided by plant experts from the Native Plant Salvage Foundation. All ages and levels of experience are welcome, so come learn the names and ecological & ethnobotanical roles of our beautiful northwest native plants!  These Native Plant Walks are a great way to learn plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy an evening outdoors. Plant walks are held 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the McLane Creek Nature Trail. Sliding-scale donation of $5 - $20 is suggested.

Visit www.nativeplantsalvage.org for more info, or email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com

Star Party

Event: 
Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Acclaimed scholars Russ and Cheryl Genet to visit Evergreen, discuss “humanity’s quest for a flourishing earth”

Astronomer Russ Genet and philosopher Cheryl Genet will visit The Evergreen State College on Wednesday, May 17 to lead a program titled “Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth.” The event will be held in Evergreen’s Purce Hall and will begin at 7 p.m.

Russ and Cheryl Genet will raise awareness of the noetic sciences, a multidisciplinary field that combines scientific tools and techniques with subjective ways of knowing to examine human experience. They will also explore methods for empowering citizen scientists and diverse communities, and suggest ways that humanity can begin to shift toward a sustainable future. 

Dr. Russ Genet is a research scholar in residence at California Polytechnic State University, a professor of astronomy at Cuesta College and is the former director of the Fairborn Observatory. He pioneered the world’s first digital telescopes and first fully robotic observatory and was featured in the PBS special The Perfect Stargazer. His lecture, titled “Cultural evolutionary forces, citizen science, and a flourishing planet” will explore the role of science as a powerful tool for understanding both natural and cultural evolutionary process.

Olympic Peninsula Prairies & Wetlands: Their Native American Uses & Stewardship

Event: 
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Revegetation of Mount St. Helens

Event: 
Mon, 05/08/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium

Event: 
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

From today's inbox:

The 2nd annual Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium will be held on Thursday and Friday May 4-5 in the Evergreen State College Longhouse on Olympia. Evergreen's Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Project is co-hosting the Symposium with the Nisqually Tribe. Among the speakers are Faith Spotted Eagle and Rueben George, key leaders of Native-led alliances to stop oil pipelines, and Lummi youth who visited Paris during the 2015 UN climate summit.
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1484085561611245/

On Sunday May 7, the Nisqually Tribe is also hosting Native youth for an Indigenous Youth Day for Climate Justice: https://www.facebook.com/events/201925623641610/

Advance registration is not needed for either event, which are free and open to the the public. Invite friends on the Events page, and for more information see https://sites.evergreen.edu/indigenousclimate

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