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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year.
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May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Dash Point State Park
Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you'll see that the shore is alive!
Not only will you witness Puget Sound's multitude of marine plants and animals, you'll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more.
May 28, 2017, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Dash Point State Park
May 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
May 27, 2017, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park
11am Nature Hike and a 2pm Jr. Ranger Program.
Meet at the West Beach Amphitheater Deception Pass State Park
Guided Hike begins at 11am, so visitors should show-up 15 minutes early.
Jr. Ranger Program begins at 2pm.
Want to add to your collection of Jr. Ranger badges? Have the kids complete an activity with a ranger to earn their badge!
May 27, 2017, 8:30 PM @ Dosewallips State Park
Please join us at the Dosewallips Amphitheater for a fun filled night. We will be showing vintage family-friendly movies or cartoons on a 16mm reel.
May 28, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Dosewallips State Park
Come join us at the Dosewallips Amphitheater while our Park Ranger gives a talk on shellfish and other saltwater life in the Canal. The evening includes games and interactions with different specimens.
May 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
You will learn to create accurate, detailed plant portraits. Each class will include instructor demonstrations and individually supervised, sequential exercises to gain control of the watercolor. You will leave the class with a beautiful botanical painting and knowledge of the skills needed to create many more!
May 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn to paint using acrylics in this 5 week course. You will explore a range of acrylic painting techniques to create soft images inspired by nature, and also bold, bright, wild creations that acrylics are known for. Each assignment will guide you step-by-step through planning for a painting, preparing surfaces for paint, and finishing a completed painting.
May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
If you want to learn the fundamentals of realistic drawing (or if you just need a refresher course), this class is for you! You will gain skills in realistic three-dimensional drawing with an emphasis on form, value, and texture using a variety of drawing techniques and materials. You will also learn basic composition, linear perspective, and observational drawing. The techniques you learn will provide you with a visual language to express your personal artistic vision.
May 24, 2017, 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
You will be diving into boxes of beads and creating many types of jewelry. Wire wrap bracelets, dangle earrings, long beaded necklaces, even using leather lace and creating button closures. You will go home each week with a new jewelry creation. Class dates follow the Port Townsend School District's early release schedule and meets: April 12, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7.
May 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In this 5-week class, you will be diving into boxes of beautiful quality beads and creating many types of jewelry. Wire wrap bracelets, dangle earrings, long beaded necklaces, even using leather lace and creating button closures. You’ll go home each week with a new jewelry creation.
May 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This seasonal workshop takes advantage of natural Spring flora and man-made landscapes in Port Townsend. In class, you will explore photographers who work with landscape and cityscape, both in current times, as well as historically. The emphasis will be on creating a body of work from various assignments involving natural and man-made environments. You will work on selection and editing of your photographs. All skill levels welcome!
May 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
May 31, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
May 31, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
May 31, 2017, 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
May 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 31, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park invites you to CELEBRATE the official opening of Sunset Beach after its extensive restoration. Please join other special guests and stakeholders for our “beach party.” We are excited to show you the beach with its new sand, sandbox, landscaping and sunset-view seating!
Please join us 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31 at Lake Sammamish State Park at Sunset Beach.
Come, be a part of the party – refreshments of course!
May 27, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Olmstead Place State Park
Join Olmstead State Park staff for a tour of historic buildings/house museum every Saturday and Sunday from 12 Noon to 4 pm beginning May 27 through September 3. Appointment for tours on days other than Saturday and Sunday can be made by calling 509-925-1943.
May 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Olmstead Place State Park
May 25, 2017, 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM @ Saltwater State Park
May 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Saltwater State Park
May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Saltwater State Park
May 28, 2017, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Saltwater State Park
May 29, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Saltwater State Park
May 27, 2017, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Mount St. Helens Interpretive Center
Discovery Table Talks:
These interactive show and tell sessions will immerse visitors in everything Mount St. Helens, as they learn about the devastating eruption, landscape changes, incredible story of regrowth, return of wildlife, and Native American culture. Look for our table stationed outside; these hands-on mini-lessons will occur repeatedly throughout the day.
May 28, 2017, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Mount St. Helens Interpretive Center
May 27, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Tolmie
Love to visit the beach at Tolmie State Park but would like to know more about the amazing creatures that live in the water? Volunteer Beach Naturalists from South Sound Estuary Association will be answering your questions about intertidal life during summer low tides at the park. Look for volunteers on the beach wearing tan vests. Be sure to wear shoes or boots that you don’t mind getting mucky.
May 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Tolmie
May 29, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Tolmie