Annual Public Events

Edmonds Discovery Programs
A Leader in Conservation Education since 1980

 Starlight Beach Walk 2017

Starlight Beach Walk
February 7, 2017
7 - 8:30pm

Join WSU Snohomish County Beach Watchers and Discovery Programs staff for a low tide beach walk under the stars on a winter's evening. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Meet at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station. We'll explore the beach as the tide goes out and then return to the Visitor Station for some hot chocolate to take the chill off! 

Co-sponsored by Snohomish County Marine Resources Advisory Committee and WSU Snohomish County Extention Beach Watchers. Registration not required. FREE.

Call 425.771.0227 for more information or see the recreation program guide.



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Watershed Fun Fair
May 6, 2017
11am - 3pm

Join us for this celebrated annual event chock full of exhibits, games, nature crafts and activities especially for kids including fish feeding, face painting, exhibits and demonstrations on recycling, stormwater, creating wildlife habitat, raingardens, tours of the native plant garden and fish hatchery. . . and more! First 50 guests take a free potted native plant. No registration required.This event is FREE.

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12:30 - 1:15pm Pollinator Dance Party
Dance like bees with Urban Farmer Lisa Taylor and her Garden Critter Academy puppets as we take a music and movement filled adventure in a bee hive. Buzz with the bees to gather pollen, fertilize plants and help make our food. Examine a bee’s life cycle from egg to adult. Learn how bee communities work together to construct their homes, gather food and raise baby bees. 

1:30 - 3:00pm Raingarden Tour
Join staff from Edmonds Public Works to tour Edmonds' newest cluster of raingardens along Third Avenue. Learn about raingarden design, structure and function. Tour will set off from the Willow Creek Hatchery. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for the weather. 

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Summer Beach Walks and Beach Cleanups

Join a Ranger Naturalist for a guided public beach walk at Olympic Beach free of charge. Learn more about our local intertidal community or help clean up our beaches!  Walks coincide with appropriate tides and run one (intertidal walk) to two (cleanup walk) hours, rain or shine. 

Call 425.771.0227 for more information, or see the recreation program guide. No registration required. FREE

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Moonlight Beach Adventure
August 26, 2017
7:30 - 9:30pm

A summer tradition! Join Edmonds Ranger Naturalists and Volunteer Beach Docents for a summer evening program at Marina Beach, featuring stories, songs, and touch tanks harboring creatures from the deep brought to shore by volunteer scuba divers from the Marker Buoy Dive Club operating a live underwater video feed.  Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Click here to view a You Tube video of the Moonlight Beach Adventure.

Call 425.771.0227 for more information. No registration required. FREE



September 15 - 17, 2017

Puget Sound Bird Fest is a celebration of birds and nature. Our mission is to increase awareness of species of birds that spend all or part of their lives in the Puget Sound region, and especially the environs of Edmonds. Residents and visitors will have opportunities to observe birds in their native habitats, and learn about ways in which habitat for birds and other wildlife can be preserved and restored in urban and suburban areas. There is something for everyone at Puget Sound Bird Fest.







See the Recreation Program Guide for complete program listings.