Environment

Puget Sound We Love You

Event: 
Sat, 02/11/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Get creative and celebrate Valentine’s Day with fun art projects expressing your love for Puget Sound and all the amazing creatures living there. Or design a card for that special someone in your life. 

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

Event: 
Sun, 02/05/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

We are excited to offer our first Sensory-Friendly Sunday in partnership with South Sound Parent to Parent. The WET Science Center can sometimes feel crowded, loud, and bright. We are opening the WET Center on a Sunday to kids and adults with a variety of sensory differences with the goal of offering a comfortable and accepting environment. Guests can enjoy tactile activities, crafts, hand fidgets, a book nook, and all of our hands-on exhibits. A limited number of noise cancelling headphones and other sensory supports will be available. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and we will offer a quiet space for taking a break. Also, meet professionals, advocates, and Helping Parents through South Sound Parent to Parent’s resource table. Event runs 12-4pm and is free.

Eight Arms, Three Hearts, One Saturday: Discovering Octopuses

Event: 
Sat, 02/04/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

You may be asking: is it octopuses or octopi? Just how smart are they? How do they change the color and texture of their skin? During this engaging 2pm presentation, we’ll find out the answers to these questions and more while exploring octopus adaptations through hands-on activities. We’ll also create octopus-inspired artwork all day in our classroom. 

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

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