Environmental Science Center Bird and Plant Walks begin Saturday, October 23

The Burien Environmental Science Center invites everyone to take a guided walk through the park while learning about the birds and plants around you, starting Saturday, October 23, 2021.

“The two have evolved together and play an important role in the health of local watersheds and in supporting our mental health,” ESC organizers said.

Here are more ESCs:

These short outings are for ages 13 and up.

We will wear masks when we cannot properly social distance or indoors (we will open our building for restrooms).

Take a guided walk through the park while learning about the birds and plants around you. The two have evolved together and play an important role in the health of local watersheds, as well as people’s mental health. Naturalists will share identification tips, species adaptations, and the importance of providing native habits.

Brief bird counts will be conducted each time to help people participate in community science projects and prepare for the big backyard bird count in February. No prior knowledge is required. Just point to where you see or hear a bird! We have binoculars to share, but we will also be birdwatching by ear.

We will slowly venture through the park exploring the shoreline and forest of Seahurst Park. There are some steep hills, but we will go at a slow pace along the forest path and the gravel path.

The free programs are sponsored by the City of Burien to increase knowledge of native bird and plant habitats, stormwater management tools, and to increase nature appreciation and community relationships.

    • Naturalists will share identification tips, species adaptations, and the importance of providing native habits.
    • Brief bird counts will take place each time to aid community science projects and prepare for the large backyard bird count in February.
    • No prior knowledge is required. Even pointing to where you see or hear a bird is helpful!
    • We have binoculars to share, but we will also be birdwatching by ear.

Meet at the ESC at the north end of Seahurst Park (map below):

    • Follow the gravel path past the restrooms/playground.
    • We are on the right before the Marine Tech Center.
    • It may take 10 minutes or more to reach us, depending on parking.

Registrations open 3 months before the dates of the event.

If full, email Kharli to be put on a waitlist: [email protected]

OR attend bird walks and lessons at Seahurst Park with the South Sound Nature School. Learn more about SouthSoundNatureSchool.org.

More info here: https://envsciencecenter.org

WHAT: Bird and Plant Walks – NEW!

WHO: Small groups – 13 and up

WHEN: Saturday, October 23, January 15, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Seahurst Park

RSVP: Registration required – click here to register

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