Adventures of the Wild Wolf

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Deep in the mystical mountains of western North Carolina, if you listen quietly at night, you might hear the ancient and enthralling sound of … a wolf! Although wolves no longer live in the wild in western NC, they definitely still live here in the West. Tanya and Rob will read and act out passages from […]

Online Family Trivia – The Great Planet Earth

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Go it solo or grab a family member (or a few!) to test your trivia skills, right from the comfort of your own home. Join us for a fun, factual experience to celebrate "The Great Planet Earth." Family trivia is designed with young people in mind – we suggest a youth participant on each team.

Transient Killer Whales of the Pacific

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Transient killer whales are important apex predators in marine ecosystems along the outer coast and offshore waters of Oregon and California. These migratory mammals travel vast distances and hunt in small coordinated pods. Josh McInnes is a marine mammal scientist and graduate student at the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Marine Mammal […]

The Buzz About Bees

Clinton Community Hall 6411 S Central Ave, Clinton, WA, United States

Lisa Phillips, a beekeeper for over fourteen years, will talk about beginning beekeeping, plants that extend the bee feeding season, and how to tell the difference between wasps and bees.

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Pacific Rim: A Living Laboratory

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Learn about the work of the Pacific Rim Institute and their special place - a Living Laboratory on Central Whidbey Island. Dr. Robert K. Pelant will cover PRI's ecological restoration throughout the Puget Sound region, including propagation of rare and threatened species at their Native Plant Center. Pelant will share PRI's mission as a learning organization centered […]

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Taking Back Our Food

Langley Library 104 Second Street, Langley, WA, United States

How can we-the-eaters reclaim control of our food? Vicki Robin, activist and author of Blessing the Hands That Feed Us, will discuss the many ways eaters can be change-makers through small, practical steps: by buying direct from the producer, eating a delicious regional sustainable diet, growing their own, joining local groups, and stepping up to a September […]

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Sew a Nature Bag with Green Art Labs

Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St, Coupeville, WA, United States

We'll repurpose a huge coffee bean bag into smaller nature bags that you can sew yourself and take home for your nature adventures. This is a great first sewing project for young ones, who will need help from patient adults or older siblings. Repurposing is such a powerful way to take care of materials we […]

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Bees, Honey & Our Shared Cultural Experience

Oak Harbor Library 1000 SE Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor, WA, United States

Jeremy Kyncl of Hierophant Meadery shares the many ways bees are ingrained in our shared cultural experiences, particularly via mead.

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Ranger Hour: Bloom and Buds

Oak Harbor Library 1000 SE Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor, WA, United States

Spring is here! Join park staff to celebrate this exciting time of year as flowers bloom and trees start to bud. Join staff from Deception Pass State Park to learn about parks, wildlife, native plants, and more! Play games, be creative, and discover the natural world in our own community. All ages are welcome. Adult […]

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Bees, Honey & Our Shared Cultural Experience

Hierophant Meadery 5586 Double Bluff Rd, Freeland, WA, United States

Jeremy Kyncl of Hierophant Meadery will lead a tour of the meadery and share the many ways bees are ingrained in our shared cultural experiences, particularly via mead. Participants over the age of 21 may indulge in mead-tasting following the presentation and tour at their own expense.

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Bring Back the Pollinators

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Xerces Society presenter Linda Zielinski discusses the work of native pollinators, the threats they face, and what we can do to help them survive and thrive. The Xerces Society is a science-based nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.

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Sanctuary Animal Stories and Pen Pals

Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St, Coupeville, WA, United States

Do you have a tender heart for animals? Are you concerned with ending animal cruelty? Join us for Sanctuary Stories with Pasado's Safe Haven, a storytelling-based animal experience that brings real issues to life in a way that inspires empathy and compassion in children. Pasado's Safe Haven is home to dogs, cats, and farm animals who […]

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The Reptile Lady

Freeland Library 5495 S Harbor Ave, Freeland, WA, United States

Snakes, alligators, and lizards? Come and interact with reptiles from all over the world in this educational and fun event with the Reptile Lady, April Jackson. For families with children of all ages.

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Gray Whales: From Baja to the Salish Sea

Clinton Community Hall 6411 S Central Ave, Clinton, WA, United States

Join Orca Network's Cindy Hansen as we learn about the biology and status of Gray Whales, and about a small local group known as the Sounders, who have found a food source in North Puget Sound that may be saving their lives.  Cindy Hansen is the Education and Advocacy Coordinator for Orca Network, and was a naturalist/guide at […]

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Creative Paper-Making: A Family STEAM Workshop

Clinton Community Hall 6411 S Central Ave, Clinton, WA, United States

Join us for an engaging Spring Break workshop at the Clinton Community Hall where families will explore the art of paper-making using recycled materials, plants, and flowers. Participants will have the opportunity […]

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Ranger Hour: Prepare Your Defenses

Oak Harbor Library 1000 SE Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor, WA, United States

Join staff from Deception Pass State Park once a month to learn about parks, wildlife, native plants, and more! Play games, be creative, and discover the natural world in our own community. Many plants and animals have to protect themselves in order to survive. Learn all about the different ways that wildlife defends against predators.

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Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, and the Land Ethic

Freeland Library 5495 S Harbor Ave, Freeland, WA, United States

Pioneering conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) is best known for A Sand County Almanac, published 75 years ago. Written in part at his tiny home known as the Shack in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the book begins: "There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of […]

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Whidbey Wonders: The Schooner Suva

Oak Harbor Library 1000 SE Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor, WA, United States

Whidbey Island enjoys a rich maritime history dating back to the colonization of the island in the 1700s. Learn about some of this history through the story of the Suva, a 68ft two-masted wooden boat that was designed to sail in the Salish Sea and has been anchored in Penn Cove since 1925. Captain Gene […]

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Seaweed in the Mix

Freeland Library 5495 S Harbor Ave, Freeland, WA, United States

What can you create with seaweed foraged from your beach walks? Learn tips for pressing and ideas for crafting with seaweed. Then, join Langley Library staff member Karen Achabal as she […]

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Jr. Ranger Explorers: Dinner Time at Sea

Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St, Coupeville, WA, United States

Everyone needs to eat. Learn who eats who in the Salish Sea. Join Ranger Jen and other Washington State Parks staff to explore the world around us. We'll be getting wet and wild to explore the world of water in this new series.

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