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Mother's Day
May
Free
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Instructor: Seattle Public Utilities Naturalists

This relaxing day celebrates all the mothers in our lives, as well as in the watershed. Bring the entire family to enjoy tea, coffee, and snacks while strolling the grounds of the Education Center and savoring the spectacular views of Rattlesnake Ledge. Discover fun tidbits about moms – both human and wild – who have raised their families in the watershed.

May 8 (Sunday), 10am-3pm
All ages, Free
No registration required.

Nontoxic Printmaking
June
Free
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Instructor: Eunice Kim

Stop by for a free, drop-in printmaking workshop with artist Eunice Kim. Visitors will be able to create unique artwork using a portable printing press and a new series of art plates Eunice has designed, celebrating the Cedar River Watershed. Open house event; no registration needed. This program is made possible in part by a grant from 4Culture.

June 18, 19, 25, 26 (weekends), 11:30am-3:30pm
All ages, Free
No registration required.

Junior Naturalists
July
$5
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Instructor: Seattle Public Utilities Naturalist

Hey kids, bring an adult to explore nature as a naturalist! We will listen like deer, rustle like raccoons and bounce like bobcats. Be ready to walk 1.5 miles and dress for the weather as we discover signs of animals on land and in water.

July 20 (Wednesday), 9:30am-11:30am
July 27 (Wednesday) 9:30am - 11:30pm
4-10 years, $5 with an adult (adults free)

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Knee High Naturalists
July & Aug.
$5
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Instructor: Seattle Public Utilities Naturalist

Take a morning stroll from the Center along Rattlesnake Lake with a naturalist to discover rocks, birds, plants, and things. Paced for short legs and shorter attention spans, this program will explore shapes and colors found in nature. Up to two kids may be registered per adult.

July 21 (Thursday) 9:30am-10:30am
August 25 (Thursday) 9:30am-10:30am
18-36 months, $5 with an adult (adults free)

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Cedar River Salmon Journey
October
Free
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Instructor: Volunteer Naturalists

See spawning salmon along the Cedar River this fall! At Landsburg, learn how some salmon are allowed to enter our drinking water. This is a rare opportunity you don’t want to miss. Please Note: All viewing sites are along the Cedar River in the Renton and Maple Valley area.

October (weekends), 11:00am - 4:00pm
All ages, Free
No registration required.

Wondering About Wildlife
December
Free
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Instructor: Seattle Public Utilities Naturalists

Grab your family and friends for a day of wild delight, both inside and out, at the Center. This free, hands-on event is packed with wildlife activities that will interest all ages. With so much to experience, bring a lunch and stay for the whole day. Open house event; no registration needed.

December 28 (Wednesday), 10:00am-3:00pm
All ages, Free
No registration required.