Rachel Corrie Foundation Executive Director Meet and Greet

Event: 
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join RCF at Traditions Café for a delightful evening welcoming Whitney Faulkner, our new Executive Director. We welcome you to enjoy light refreshments and the opportunity to chat with Whitney, the Corries, and the rest of RCF staff and board members.

About Whitney:
Whitney Faulkner is the first Executive Director at the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice (RCF). She is a lifelong Northwest resident and started volunteering with the Rachel Corrie Foundation in 2005.

Whitney was raised in Wenatchee, Washington. She moved to Olympia in 2004 to attend The Evergreen State College and in 2008 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in Middle Eastern Studies and Political Economics.

From 2007 to 2011, Whitney worked in Aleppo, Syria, and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and North Africa. She has volunteered internationally in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and locally at the Family Support Center, SafePlace, and the Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties. Prior to coming to the Rachel Corrie Foundation, Whitney served as the Training Coordinator for The Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys – Support Enforcement Project (WAPA-SEP).

Whitney enjoys the company of friends and family and recharges her batteries by running, hiking, and camping her way around the great Pacific Northwest.

Traditions Café: 300 5th Ave. NW Olympia, WA 98501

Now Where Were We? Olympia Indie Music Scene

The September edition of Now Where Were We? is available for viewing on Youtube. This month's theme is the Indie Music scene in Olympia in the 80s and 90s.  Deb Ross interviews Len Balli, who curated a recent exhibit at the Washington State Historical Society on the Oly Music Scene. 

Credit to Reuben Lorch- Miller

Credit to Reuben Lorch- Miller

https://youtu.be/_TncNQehtw8

You can subscribe on the YouTube Channel page for updates and new videos.  The show is in its second year.

New Year’s Eve at Noon

Event: 
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Bring the kids for playtime, New Year’s Eve crafts, face painting, hats, noisemakers, a silly photo booth, and more! Closed on Monday, January 1, in observance of the holiday.

The Science of Snowflakes

Event: 
Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Snowflakes and snow crystals are fascinating and complex. Join us for a 2 pm presentation about the science of snow, including stunning visuals and hands-on activities, and expand your understanding of the winter wonderland. Plus we’ll make snow crafts and do fun activities all day long! 

Around the World in 80 Flushes

Event: 
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The average person spends nearly 100 days on the toilet over their lifetime, but that doesn’t look the same everywhere you go. Come in for a 2 pm presentation about different toilets around the world, including the International Space Station! We’ll also talk about the 2.4 billion people around the planet who don’t have a toilet and what that means for them. Arts and crafts activities available all day. Please note: The WET Center will open late, at 1 pm, this Saturday (12/2). 

Eight Arms, Three Hearts, One Saturday: Discovering Octopuses

Event: 
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 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 2 pm 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. 

Nature’s Engineers

Event: 
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

What do beavers, salmon, bears, bumblebees, and construction managers have in common? They are ecosystem engineers! Come and learn about the amazing organisms around the Pacific Northwest that shape our environment. Presentation begins at 2 pm, followed by a hands-on activity. Building activities available all day.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

Event: 
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

Event: 
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

Event: 
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.

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