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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Seattle Parks Has Environmental Programs For All Ages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/24/2008  5:06:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Christina Hirsch  (206) 684-7241


Seattle Parks Has Environmental Programs For All Ages

First Saturday Work Party
Leave your family legacy at Camp Long by helping restore a patch of native habitat in the park.  Fall is a perfect time for pulling those nasty invasive plants that are choking our forests and fields.  Make friends while you help preserve a future for ourselves and our native plants and animals.  Please RSVP by October 31 at 206-423-0762.
Ages: All, families
Location: Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. SW
Date: Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Green Seattle Day at Camp Long and other Seattle Parks
Register today to participate in the third annual Green Seattle Day, Saturday, November 8.  Help celebrate the beginning of planting season by volunteering and having some fun with friends and neighbors. Meet new people in the community; plant trees and shrubs; and learn all about restoring and maintaining the forested parklands of Seattle.

Come out and join more than 600 volunteers for a fun day of planting to restore Seattle’s forested parklands!  Green Seattle Day is a day to plant trees, learn about the importance of forest restoration and spend time with people in your community.   Seattle residents will be volunteering at one of 19 parks across the city, including Camp Long.  

Concert: As a special thank you to all participants, Green Seattle Day volunteers will be invited to a special evening of music with Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and the Roy K Trio, the Saturday Nights, DJ Bean One, DJ Kippy, the Maldives, Scribes, Sam the Human Beat Box and many more.  Billed as the Twisted Green Seattle Day After Party, we hope everyone can join us at King Cobra for an evening of country hip hop mash up celebrating all of Seattle's amazing forest volunteers. (Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7 p.m.) Show is 21+.

To register for Green Seattle Day at Camp Long, call 423-0762.   To register at other parks, go to http://www.greenseattle.org/green-seattle-day
Ages: All, families
Location: Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. SW
Date: Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Nature Walks - Tots & Preschool
Immerse young ones in the great outdoors and let them explore the wonders of nature.  Classes require adult participation.  Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your Tots. Discover life in the pond, forest, field and meet new friends. Please arrive 10 minutes before class time and wear weatherproof clothing. Up to two children can be registered with one adult. No strollers please. Call 684-7434 to register.
Animal Homes
Ages: 2 – 3 years
Location: Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. SW
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 10 – 11 a.m.
Fee:  $7 for one adult with one child;  $3.50 for each additional person

Wet Wet Water
Ages: 2 – 3 years
Location: Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. SW
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 10 – 11 a.m.
Fee:  $7 for one adult with one child; $3.50 for each additional person

Leaves are Falling
Share nature with your child in your neighborhood park! Join one of our Naturalists for a fun filled hour and learn about the world outside your door.  Please arrive 10 minutes before class time and wear weatherproof clothing.  Up to two children can be registered with one adult. No strollers please. Pre-registration required.  Call 684-7481 to register.
Ages: 3 – 5 years (accompanied by a parent)
Location: Jefferson Community Center, Hasselberg Hall 3801 Beacon Ave. S
Date: Monday, November 17, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Fee:  $7 for one adult with one child; $3.50 for each additional person

Environmental Film Nights - Free
The Northwest Environmental Education Council and Camp Long Advisory Council are happy to bring you monthly Environmental Film Nights. The films are free, and we welcome donations.
 “Who Killed the Electric Car” In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. Ten years later, these cars disappeared. This film chronicles the life and mysterious death of the GM EV1, examining its cultural and economic ripple effects and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business.
Ages: 5 and older
Location: Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. SW
Date: Thursday, November 20,  7 – 9 p.m.
Fee: Free (donations welcome)

Introduction to Electric Vehicles 
Hear the advantages and disadvantages of all forms of electric vehicles, including street vehicles, freeway capable and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles, electric racing, boats, bicycles, and scooters. We will discuss bio-diesel, ethanol, compressed natural gas, wind power, solar power, and especially the move toward
plug-in Hybrid cars. Steven Lough has been a leader in the electric vehicle field for more than 27 years. Please register by November 21. 
Ages: 8 and older
Location: Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. SW
Date: Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Fee: $25

Wreath Making
Create a fresh and fragrant holiday wreath for your home or to give as a gift. Led by one of the best wreath makers we know! Join us in "decking the halls" with the freshest and loveliest of greenery.
Ages: 8 and older
Location: Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. SW
Date: Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Fee: $25

Night Time Treasures: Low Tide Beach Walk
Rejuvenate yourself with one of the best low tides of the year! Find amazing marine creatures and inter-tidal plants, and learn beach ecology. Dress for possible windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. Please register one day prior to the walk by calling 684-7434. 
Ages: 8 and older
Location: Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Dr. SW
Date: Saturday, November 29, 10:30 – 11:59 p.m.
Fee: $7

 

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