Wet and Wild: Marine Wildlife Medicine in the Pacific Northwest

Event: 
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for a day of learning about marine wildlife! Sea life veterinarian Dr. Lesanna Lahner will give a 2 pm presentation exploring how veterinarians are involved with marine conservation. From studying wildlife die-offs like Sea Star Wasting Disease to performing autopsies on dead whales, these veterinarians certainly lead exciting lives! Marine wildlife arts and crafts available all day at the Wet Center.

Nature Journals and Native Plants

Event: 
Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Nature journaling is a fun, family activity and an excellent way for kids to develop an awareness and appreciation of the world around them. Decorate your very own nature journal, and take it outside to explore at the Wet Center. Attend a 2 pm presentation followed by a native plant walk on our wetland plaza. You’ll learn some easy identification tips for common native plants and how these plants were traditionally used by local native tribes.

 

The Fellowship of the Team: Surviving in Nature

Event: 
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

We can learn a great deal about collaboration from nature. From cooperative feeding methods like bubble-net hunting by humpback whales to survival techniques like penguins huddling for warmth, teamwork is vital for the existence of many species. Without collaboration, bees, orcas, elephants, and wolves would struggle to survive. Join us at 2 pm for a presentation about some of the amazing creatures that team up and work together. Related arts and crafts available in the classroom all day at the Wet Center.

When Plants Attack

Event: 
Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Imagine a carnivorous plant, patiently waiting to snap up any insect that lands on its leaves. Imagine a parasitic plant, creeping along the side of a tree sapping its nutrients. Imagine an invasive plant, releasing toxins from its roots to poison nearby plants and eliminate competition. Do these scenarios sound like science fiction to you? Think again! Join us anytime for hands-on activities exploring plant adaptations that allow them to attack and for a 2 pm presentation about carnivorous plants, parasites, allelopathy, and more at the Wet Center.

 

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 

First Date

Event: 
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Harlequin Stages Musical Romantic Romp: First Date

Directed by Linda Whitney

 

On June 22, Harlequin Productions opens First Date at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This musical comedy was written by Austin Winsberg and includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. The production runs from June 22 -July 23, 2017, and tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

 

First Date

Event: 
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Harlequin Stages Musical Romantic Romp: First Date

Directed by Linda Whitney

 

On June 22, Harlequin Productions opens First Date at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This musical comedy was written by Austin Winsberg and includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. The production runs from June 22 -July 23, 2017, and tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

 

First Date

Event: 
Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Harlequin Stages Musical Romantic Romp: First Date

Directed by Linda Whitney

 

On June 22, Harlequin Productions opens First Date at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. This musical comedy was written by Austin Winsberg and includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. The production runs from June 22 -July 23, 2017, and tickets are available at www.harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.

 

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

 

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