Public Programs & Events

A summer of fun in 2022

Our most beloved programs are coming back in person! Join us for outdoor events designed for environmental explorers of all ages, abilities, and interest levels. Feel free to share the ESC Summer 2022 Flyer!

JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST to find out what’s happening – typically sent twice a month in active seasons.

Tide Pools for Tots

June 28: 10:30-11:30 AM
July 26: 9:30-10:30 AM
August 9: 9:00-10:00 AM

Spend time with your little one gently exploring the beach of Seahurst Park with Environmental Science Center Naturalists! Meet at the Center for stories, songs, and games about local marine wildlife before discovering the wonders of tide pools during low tides.

Designed for marine explorers ages 2-4, but family and friends welcome!


Summer Beach Walks

July 16: 12:30-2:30 PM
July 30: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
August 13: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Explore Seahurst’s shoreline with Environmental Science Center Naturalists or on your own using our beach guides during low tides.

These walks are designed for marine explorers of all ages and group sizes. You will even be able to take home your own animal ID guide!

No registration required; meet near the public restrooms.

Ballard Locks Field Trip

August 17: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Come along with ESC and Renton Parks and Rec to witness the salmon migration at Ballard Locks. Participants will learn more about watersheds and storm water management during this water quality trip, comparing water quality data collected at the Ballard Locks and the Cedar River. Participants will meet at the Renton Community and travel to the Ballard Locks, transportation provided. Space is limited.

This Project is funded by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division



International Coastal Cleanup

September 17: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pitch in to clean up Seahurst Park and protect our wildlife from marine debris! All ages can join in the largest, global ocean cleanup event of the year. Use our supplies or bring your own to remove debris from the environment and add to our Fish Sculpture.


Owl Prowl Bird Walk

September 23: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Take a guided nighttime walk through Seahurst Park to look for owls! Learn more about their unique adaptations by participating in an owl pellet dissection before exploring the birds and plants of the park. Designed for ages 13 and older but younger friends and family welcome.


Salmon Migration Field Trip

October: registration coming soon

Ages 50+. Join ESC and the Renton Senior Center to follow the salmon migration through our local waterways and partake in water quality lessons to better understand our stormwater issues.

This program is funded by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division


Salmon Fest at Mary Olson Farm

November 12: 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Join us at Mary Olson Farm in Auburn for salmon migration viewing, water quality testing, salmon crafts, and family fun. Meet us there or sign up for limited transportation provided by Renton Parks and Recreation.

Transportation is funded by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division

No registration required for event but required for transportation (coming soon)

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