Annual Public Events

Edmonds Discovery Programs
A Leader in Conservation Education since 1980

Starlight Beach Walk 2017



Starlight Beach Walk
Thursday January 17, 2019
Join Discovery Programs staff and the WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers for a low tide beach walk under the stars. We’ll explore the beach as the tide goes out, then return to the Visitor Station for some hot beverages to take the chill off. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Meet at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station. Co-sponsored by the Snohomish County Marine Resources Advisory Committee and Surface Water Management Division. 




Watershed Fun Fair
Saturday May 4, 2019
11am - 3pm
A fun family event chock full of exhibits, games, crafts, and activities especially for kids.  Feed a fish, learn about backyard wildlife habitat, soil and water conservation and more. Dance with ImaginationBand on an imaginative musical adventure full of original music on guitar, ukulele and flute starting at 1pm Workshops on Natural Yard Care will be given throughout the day.  At the Willow Creek Salmon Hatchery and Habitat Demonstration Garden, 95 Pine Street.  Call 425.771.0227 for more information. No registration required. FREE



Sammy’s Magical Summer Garden Adventure

Join ImaginationBand on an imaginative musical adventure full of original music on guitar, ukulele and flute at the Watershed Fun Fair. Meet our hilarious puppet friends including our guide, Sammy the Traveling Raccoon! Sammy will lead you into Sammy’s Magical Summer Garden, using song and dance and hand held instruments to explore this wonderful place and the amazing creatures who dwell therein. A full story is lived in every performance-- wiggling, leaping and roaring along with the tunes.
Beach Walk Olympic

Summer Low Tide Beach Walks
Join a Ranger Naturalist for a guided public beach walk at Olympic Beach free of charge. Learn more about our local intertidal community! Walks coincide with appropriate tides and run rain or shine. No registration required - FREE

  • Wednesday July 3rd: 10am-11am
  • Sunday July 14th: 9:30am-10:30am
  • Wednesday July 31st: 10:30am-11:30am
  • Sunday August 4th: 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Thursday August 29th: 10am-11am
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Moonlight Beach Adventure
Saturday, August 24
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.

No registration required. FREE



September 13 - 15, 2019

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 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.


  For more information on any Discovery Program, call 425-771.0227.