Environment

Amphibians of the Pacific Northwest

Event: 
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

If you’re curious about our northwest amphibians then this fun, informative workshop with Stream Team and herpetologist Dr. Marc P. Hayes is for you! You’ll explore the ecology, habitat needs, and unique characteristics of local species. Space is limited. To register for this 9:30-11am workshop, or the egg mass identification field training following the workshop, visit www.streamteam.info and click on “Register.” WET Center visitors can explore the world of amphibians through arts, crafts, and inspirational media throughout the day.

Shake, Rattle & Roll – Exploring Pacific Northwest Earthquakes

Event: 
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:00am - 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 Center to 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.

Life of "Bugs"!

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

Join Stream Team and guest speaker Mary Dessel for an entertaining fact-filled talk all about adaptations of bugs. You will learn about insect anatomy, body structure, and how bugs have evolved to feed on certain plants. Space is limited. To register for this 10am-12pm workshop, visit www.streamteam.info and click on “Register.” WET Center visitors can enjoy bug-inspired arts and crafts throughout the day.

Tinkering Studio

Event: 
Sat, 01/28/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come in to the WET Center to build, hack, invent, and “think with your hands.” This drop-in activity seeks to inspire the next generation of inventors, engineers, and tinkerers by engaging visitors of all ages in fun, hands-on design challenges. The supportive environment encourages out-of-the-box creations.

Are you curious about what happens to the dirty water you send down the drain? At 1pm, see a presentation on how LOTT cleans up urban wastewater to protect people and Puget Sound. Then take a tour of the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant to see it in action. Tour participants must be ten years or older; please dress for the weather, and wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.

Potting Party with the Native Plant Salvage Foundation

Event: 
Sun, 11/27/2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

It’s a Winter Preparation Potting Party! Bring your smiles, your gloves, and your turkey-stuffing-fueled energy to our nursery this Sunday, November 27th for some potting, planting, and great camaraderie. All ages are welcome, for however long you feel like staying. For directions or more information, email info@nativeplantsalvage.org

Radical Mycology: Fungi, Culture, and Community

Event: 
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Fungi offer a wealth of means for increasing personal health, community resilience and ecological stewardship. Author Peter McCoy will explore these connections and more, as detailed in his book "Radical Mycology," a compendium of all things fungi! Copies will be available for purchase.

This free program will be held at the Olympia Timberland Library, located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

Capitol Land Trust- Stewardship Event

Event: 
Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us Wednesday, November 16, from 10 AM – 1 PM as we work on installing thousands of native plants at Twin Rivers Ranch Preserve with the help of the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC).

Make sure to bring a water bottle! Tools are provided. Work parties are held rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately in layers. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit https://capitollandtrust.org/twin-rivers-ranch-stewardship-party/ to RSVP

Capitol Land Trust-Stewardship Event

Event: 
Sat, 11/12/2016 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Replant wetland/riparian buffer following invasive blackberry removal! Volunteers will enjoy a day of restoring wetland buffer and riparian forest in this South Thurston Capitol Land Trust property, supported by staff from WSU Ext./Native Plant Salvage Foundation. This is a great opportunity to learn about native plants best suited to different conditions while restoring the ecological function of this wetland and adjacent forest complex. Volunteers are also invited to assist on November 9th & 10thto prepare for the event. Register by emailing info@nativeplantsalvage.org or at www.streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar. Directions and further information will be sent out to registered volunteers prior to the event.

 

Capitol Land Trust-Stewardship Event

Event: 
Sat, 11/05/2016 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Join us Saturday, November 5 from 11 AM – 2 PM as we work on clearing invasives from Circle Hawk Farm, where we have a conservation easement, known as the Bentley Conservation Easement. The easement covers 13.85 acres of the 15+ acre farm. With the help of organizations like Capitol Land Trust and Stream Team, this property is recovering to be beautifully restored creek, wetland, and forested riparian habitat.

Make sure to bring a water bottle! Tools are provided. Work parties are held rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately in layers. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer Planting & Habitat Revegetation Workshop

Event: 
Sat, 11/12/2016 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Replant a Wetland/Riparian Buffer
On Saturday, November 12th volunteers will enjoy a day of restoring a wetland buffer and riparian forest in this South Thurston Capitol Land Trust property, supported by staff from WSU Extension/Native Plant Salvage Foundation and Thurston County Water Resources/ Stream Team.  This is a great opportunity to learn about native plants best suited to different conditions while restoring the ecological function of this wetland and adjacent forest complex. 

Volunteers are also invited to assist on November 9th & 10th to prepare for the event.

Register by emailing info@nativeplantsalvage.org or at www.streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar. Directions and further information will be sent out to registered volunteers prior to the event.

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