Public Programs & Events

A Summer of Sunshine and Surprises!

Join us for outdoor events designed for environmental explorers of all ages, abilities, and interest levels.

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

Science Time at Family First!

Select Thursdays and Fridays this summer

Join ESC at the Family First Community Center in Renton for our drop-in science time. Themes and activities change each week with an emphasis on hands-on science stations! Programs available for families, teens, and toddlers.

No registration, just stop by to participate!

Tide Pools for Tots

Select Fridays & Saturdays this summer

Spend time with your little one, ages 2-5, gently exploring the beach of Seahurst Park with ESC Naturalists! Meet at out Center for age appropriate stories, songs, and games about local marine wildlife before discovering the wonders of tide pools during low tides.


Family Science Kits

June 1: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Join ESC naturalists at Liberty Park, in Renton, for hands-on science stations and to check out one of our FREE Family Nature Kits! Designed to give explorers of all ages and abilities a more facilitated way to explore outdoors and downtown Renton. This program is funded by the generous support of King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

No registration, just stop by to participate!

Summer Beach Walks

Select low tides this summer

Explore Seahurst’s shoreline with Environmental Science Center Naturalists during low tides. ESC staff and volunteers will lead small groups on a facilitated beach walk and be on the beach to answer questions, help you explore this unique habitat, and give stewardship tips for safe exploration.

Registration preferred, but just stop by to participate!

Renton Library Science

Select days this summer

Join ESC at the Renton Library for various science events. Programs include drop-in science time, preschool story time, and adult presentations. Summer themes include marine and pollinator science.

No registration, just stop by to participate!

Ages 50+

Select Tuesdays this summer

Join ESC and the Renton Senior Activity Center for environmental education programs specifically for people ages 50+. These programs are designed to connect our community to our shared watershed through presentations, workshops, and field trips. These programs are generously funded by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division.


Yoga at Seahurst

August 4: 10:00-11:00 AM

Join ESC & Sugarcane Yoga for mindful yoga under the trees on the beach. We will lead you through an all levels, slow flow class suitable for beginners. Suitable for ages 13+.


Birds & Brew

Select Thursdays: 6:30-7:30 PM

Guided by a ESC naturalists, identify marine birds and unwind by the water at “Dock and Drink.” Ideal for seasoned birders to those just starting out. Participants aged 21+.


Bat Night

August 14: 7:45-9:30 PM

Join ESC and Woodland Park Zoo at Seahurst to learn about our local bats and the amazing adaptations that make them so important to our environment. Take part in this community science program to help us better understand local bat populations.


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