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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Bring Mom to the beach this weekend at low tide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/8/2013  2:49:00 PM
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Bring Mom to the beach this weekend at low tide
Seattle Parks naturalists will lead free family beach walks at Discovery, Carkeek parks

With low tides expected this weekend, all manner of sea creatures not usually visible will be there for the looking: anemones, Turkish towels (algae), kelp, sea suns, nudibranchs, seastars, moon snails, limpets and more.

Bring Mom for Mother’s Day and join Seattle Parks and Recreation naturalists and Explore Carkeek or Discovery Park Beach with a naturalist. Search for anemones, moon snails, and clams during a great low tide. Explore the saltwater beaches of Puget Sound during low tide. Learn to find, touch, and handle, gently and safely, the unusual life forms that make their home between the tides. Discover the challenges of life in the tide zone and the adaptations these animals develop to survive. This field program allows students to experience a unique habitat in a hands-on manner that inspires curiosity, stewardship, and learning. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, May 11, Carkeek Park Family Low Tide Beach Walk
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages. Free.
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., 206-684-8077.

Sunday, May 12: Discovery Park Family Low Tide Beach Walk
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All ages. Free.
Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd., 206-386-4236.

Sunday, May 12:  Carkeek Park Family Low Tide Beach Walk
Noon to 1:30 p.m. All ages. Free.
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., 206-684-8077.

To register, please call the park number or go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/ and click on SPARC.

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