2019 Events!

From spring to fall, we’ll be hosting TWO FREE EVENTS EACH MONTH!

  1. Family Garden Days on 2nd Saturdays;
  2. Inter-generational Nature Walks on 4th Saturdays.

Our complete schedule is listed below, and on our home page calendar!

 

Family Garden Days include:

  • Drop-in exploration activities for the whole family, such as exploring the worm bin, going on snack walks in the children’s food garden plot, building in the log pile, making tabletop nature art sculptures, plus nature coloring pages and activity sheets!
  • Family Garden Classes on fun gardening and nature topics such as attracting birds and butterflies to your garden, growing “snack walk” vegetables and edible flowers in container gardens, and more. Plus each class includes a free take-home project!
  • Stewardship opportunities for community groups, families, and individuals to volunteer for simple garden activities such as planting, watering, weeding, and mulching!
  • No registration necessary except for large volunteer groups (please email us in advance at magnusonchildrensgarden@gmail.com).

 

Inter-generational Nature Walks for adults and kids of all ages include:

  • Children’s Garden Naturalists, Seattle Audubon Master Birders, and experts from Beavers Northwest to guide wildlife-watching, identification, answer your nature questions, and more;
  • Stroller and wheelchair-accessible hikes through the Magnuson Park Wetlands Complex and Historic District;
  • Binoculars provided for all, courtesy of Seattle Audubon.
  • Plenty of explore-and-learn activities, such as pond water sampling, wildlife watching and identification, scavenger hunts and other hands-on activities!
  • No registration necessary except for the March 30th walk.

 

2019 Schedule:

March 9th from 10am-2pm: “Waking up the Garden” stewardship event in the Children’s Garden!

March 30th: TWO back-to-back Nighttime Frog and Beaver Walks in the Magnuson wetlands: an inter-generational walk from 7:30-8:30pm, and an adults 50+ only walk from 8:45-10:45pm. Register online or contact Cheryl Brown at 206-386-9106.

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April 13th from 10am-2pm: Earth Month Celebration in the Children’s Garden, and our first Family Garden Class of the year!

April 27th from 10-11:30am: Daytime Nature Walk in the Magnuson wetlands, with Migratory Bird activities, wetland pond water sampling, bird behavior bingo, and more. Walk start location TBA.

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May 11th from 10am-2pm: Endangered Species Day Celebration in the Children’s Garden, with another Family Garden Class!

May 25th from 8:30-10:00pm: Nighttime Barn Owl & Owlets walk in the Magnuson Historic District,with pellet hunt and dissection, nest box watching using spotting scopes, and more. Walk start location is Magnuson Community Center.

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June 8th from 10am-2pm: National Pollinators Week Celebration in the Children’s Garden, and a “Bee-Friendly” Family Garden Class!

June 22nd from 10-11:30am: Daytime Nature Walk in the Magnuson wetlands, with songbird activities, wetland pond water sampling, and more. Walk start location TBA.

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July 13th from 10am-2pm: A Celebration of Water in the Children’s Garden that includes building a big watershed, and a Family Garden Class!

July 27th from 8:30-10:00pm: Nighttime Bats & Beavers Walk in the Magnuson wetlands, with special guest Michelle Noe from Bats NW, and more. Walk start location TBA.

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August 10th from 10am-2pm: International Youth Day Celebration in the Children’s Garden, and Family Garden Class!

August 24th from 10-11:30am: Daytime Nature Walk in the Magnuson wetlands, with wetland pond water sampling, “nature’s grocery store”, and more. Walk start location TBA.

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September date TBD:  Annual Day of Caring stewardship event in the Children’s Garden.

October 12th: “Putting the Garden to Bed” last stewardship event of the year in the Children’s Garden!