Public Programs & Events

A Winter of Watershed Wonders!

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.

Heroes for Nature Gala

March 16: 4:30-9:00 PM

Have a good night for a good cause! Come one, come all to our annual fundraiser, benefiting local students, residents and our natural treasures! Join ESC and friends for a night of inspiration, fun items and donating to a great cause.


Family Science Time!

Select Thursdays at 6:30-7:30 PM

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! These programs are open to all ages, but best recommended for families with scientists in grades K-5th.

No registration, just stop by to participate!

Renton Library Science

Select days this winter

Join ESC at the Renton Library for various science events. Programs include drop-in science time, preschool story time, and adult presentations. This winter focuses on avian science and starting your birding journey.

No registration, just stop by to participate!


March 2: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Join us for a collaborative event with the Seattle Aquarium, Mountains to Sound Greenway and Environmental Science Center in the Salmon Creek Ravine of Burien, Washington! Through a guide nature walk, ivy removal, and a shared meal we hope to provide space for our community to spend time connecting to nature and the land around us.


Moonlight Beach Walks

February 10: 9:00-11:00 PM

Explore the beach with Environmental Science Center naturalists at night during a low tide at Seahurst Park. Do marine animals act differently at night than day? Join us to find out!


Bird & Plant Walk

January 20: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Take a guided walk through Seahurst Park while learning about the birds and plants around you. Our Naturalists will share identification tips and species adaptations.


Bird Fest!

February 17: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Learn how to identify local birds to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count! This annual family-friendly festival celebrates all things birds with guided tours, presentations, hands-on activities, and booths hosted by local organizations.

Advanced Registration Coming in January 2024

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