Renton Senior Center Programs

Fun for ages 50+

ESC thinks that everyone should have access to safe, positive, and educational outdoor experiences. In partnership with the Renton Senior Center we host presentations, workshops, and field trips throughout the year to connect our community ages 50+ to our shared watershed.

Spring/Summer 2024 Programs

Cedar River Bird Walk

May 14: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Join ESC naturalists, Ed Dominguez, from Seward Park Audubon Center, and staff from the Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center on a bird and plant walk along the Cedar River. We’ll slowly venture down the paved trail toward the Liberty Park and back to learn how to identify birds by sight and sound, how to begin your birding journey, or expand your expertise!


June 25: 10:30 AM-3:30 PM

Join us for a hearty brunch followed by a nice walk on the beach! The Environmental Science Center will lead participants on an exciting and educational experience to explore the intertidal habitat at Seahurst Park during a summer low tide. Naturalists will lead participants along the beach to explore the plants and animals of this habitat, share stewardship tips for safe and healthy exploration, and more. Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain to participate in the walk on the beach.


July 16: 12:30-2:00 PM

Summer is a great time to experience the wonders of the Puget Sound ecosystem while exploring our many beaches during a low tide. Join the Environmental Science Center for an engaging presentation that will teach us about the plants and animals of our marine ecosystem and how we can be good stewards while exploring.


August 13: 9:00 AM-1:30 PM

The Environmental Science Center will lead participants on an exciting and educational experience at the Ballard Locks. Participants will learn about the history and usage of the Locks from Park Rangers and learn more about the watersheds and storm water management during this water quality trip. During this trip you will view the salmon in the fish ladder, complete hands-on water quality testing, and assess the health of this ecosystem for humans and wildlife. Participants will meet at the Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center and travel to the Ballard Locks.


These programs are put on in partnership with Renton Parks and Recreation. They are generously funded by King County Wastewater Treatment Division and King County Healthy Parks.