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The Environmental Science Center operates from the traditional and stolen homelands of Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the dxʷdəwʔabš (“People of the Inside” – Duwamish), suq̀ʷabš (“People of Clear Salt Water” – Suquamish) and Muckleshoot Tribe. We recognize and honor the land itself and all tribal members of the past, present and future, including Indigenous teachers and scientists. We are grateful for the ways Indigenous Peoples continue to be caretakers of this land and all that live here, and we acknowledge how their stewardship was disrupted by the theft and colonization of their land. We strive to build reciprocal and respectful relationships with the land and its Peoples, and to be in partnership and solidarity with local Tribes and Indigenous communities.  You’ll hear land acknowledgements at the beginning of ESC programs that differ depending on the location, age group and person delivering them. Find out more here.

ESC is committed to becoming an inclusive, anti-racist, multicultural organization engaging our community in environmental education and creating safe and affirming outdoor programs for everyone. We are in the process of developing our racial grievance policy for staff, volunteers, and program participants which will be shared here shortly.

Check out our Facebook page for other news and events!

 

Remembering Sheri Barr

Join us in honoring Sheri Barr, who passed away last fall. 

 

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Our wintery weather has us ready for our ever popular Moonlight Beach Walks!

Explore the beach during a nighttime low tide to see what animals are out and about. Experience the park at night, hone your observation skills, and enjoy an evening with our naturalists!

Moonlight Beach Walks are FREE with required registration. For more info and to register see our website at: bit.ly/3UwOwmL
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Our wintery weather has us ready for our ever popular Moonlight Beach Walks! 

Explore the beach during a nighttime low tide to see what animals are out and about. Experience the park at night, hone your observation skills, and enjoy an evening with our naturalists! 

Moonlight Beach Walks are FREE with required registration. For more info and to register see our website at: https://bit.ly/3UwOwmL

Nature does a great job of reminding us to slow down and enjoy the scene in front of you. For this #SereneSaturday take in the beautiful of a snow covered, salmon spawning stream at Mary Olson Farm.

Share your snow pictures with us!
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Nature does a great job of reminding us to slow down and enjoy the scene in front of you. For this #SereneSaturday take in the beautiful of a snow covered, salmon spawning stream at Mary Olson Farm. 

Share your snow pictures with us!

It’s happening! This is not a drill! The salmon have finally arrived!

While the rain and snow in Western Washington may have caused some headaches, it was exactly what the salmon needed! Our Salmon Heroes field trips at Mary Olson Farm this week were filled with snow and live salmon in their spawning creek!
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From the ESC staff, volunteers, and board members we would like to extend our deepest THANK YOU for helping us reach our goal for #GivingTuesday! We are blown away by our community support from everyone who donated, liked a post, or shared the word about our campaign. It is with your support that we are able to continue our work to connect south King County to environmental education!

Want to continue supporting ESC? Check out our website for winter program registration, how to continue donating, and volunteer opportunities. envsciencecenter.org/
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From the ESC staff, volunteers, and board members we would like to extend our deepest THANK YOU for helping us reach our goal for #GivingTuesday! We are blown away by our community support from everyone who donated, liked a post, or shared the word about our campaign. It is with your support that we are able to continue our work to connect south King County to environmental education!

Want to continue supporting ESC? Check out our website for winter program registration, how to continue donating, and volunteer opportunities. https://envsciencecenter.org/

Our newest Salmon Heroes field trip participants!

Yesterday’s snow brought a new challenge, but creative solutions to our outdoor field trip. 8th grade students built beautiful snow people and animals while learning about salmon and enjoying nature. These students experienced the snow in a whole different way than their other classmates back at school!
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Our newest Salmon Heroes field trip participants! 

Yesterday’s snow brought a new challenge, but creative solutions to our outdoor field trip. 8th grade students built beautiful snow people and animals while learning about salmon and enjoying nature. These students experienced the snow in a whole different way than their other classmates back at school!

There is still time to donate to our #GivingTuesday campaign! We are getting close to our goal of $500! Donate now to help us meet our fundraising goal! Donations go toward providing free programming to our community such as:

🏝$20 provides tools for our next beach cleanup
☔️$30 buys rain gear for students to borrow on field trips
🥽$50 buys water quality testing kits for teachers to use in their classroom
🖊$60 funds translation services to increase community accessibility
🐟$100 funds our NEW water quality field trips along the Cedar River

Consider donating today at: bit.ly/3VfOZup
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There is still time to donate to our #GivingTuesday campaign! We are getting close to our goal of $500! Donate now to help us meet our fundraising goal! Donations go toward providing free programming to our community such as:

🏝$20 provides tools for our next beach cleanup
☔️$30 buys rain gear for students to borrow on field trips
🥽$50 buys water quality testing kits for teachers to use in their classroom
🖊$60 funds translation services to increase community accessibility
🐟$100 funds our NEW water quality field trips along the Cedar River

Consider donating today at: https://bit.ly/3VfOZup

TODAY is the day! Join us for #GivingTuesday and donate to help us reach our goal of $500. Your donations go toward helping us achieve our mission of environmental education and stewardship action. ESC is committed to connecting everyone in our community to nature through free programming, transportation reimbursement, school partnerships, and more.

There is still time to help us hit our goal! Donate now at: bit.ly/3B3bxHp
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TODAY is the day! Join us for #GivingTuesday and donate to help us reach our goal of $500. Your donations go toward helping us achieve our mission of environmental education and stewardship action. ESC is committed to connecting everyone in our community to nature through free programming, transportation reimbursement, school partnerships, and more.

There is still time to help us hit our goal! Donate now at: https://bit.ly/3B3bxHp

We think that everyone deserves to have access to hands-on, outdoor education! Donate today for #GivingTuesday to help us continue to offer free environmental education for south King County!

Donate at: bit.ly/3VfOZup
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Today we feature all of the programs aimed at our local K-12 students! Last year, we:
🐙Brought 4,710 students on a field trip
🐋Mentored high school students who spent 91 hours teaching younger students
🌻Spent 3,574 hours providing afterschool environmental programming

Education in an outdoor setting encourages students to think critically and creatively, and effectively guides them in learning about the relationship between human actions and their impact on the natural world. Consider donating for #GivingTuesday to ensure access to outdoor experiences for all at: bit.ly/3VfOZup
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ESC offers a variety of free community programs throughout the year for everyone to experience nature. From bird walks, to beach explorations, to water quality field trips we serve our youngest explorers to our young at heart. Last year, we had over 1,000 people attend a program with us, both virtual and in person. This year we are on track to triple that number as we bring back in person events!

Your donations go toward providing supplies for youth to explore nature using art, tools for beach cleanups and restoration events, funding additional naturalists to support our programs, and so much more! Consider donating to our #GivingTuesday campaign to ensure the success of these programs at: bit.ly/3VfOZup
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