Annual Public Events

Edmonds Discovery Programs
A Leader in Conservation Education since 1980


Starlight Beach Walk
January 19, 2016
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.

 Beach Cleanup


Spring Beach Cleanup and Low Tide Walk
Sunday April 24, 2016
Noon - 2pm

Help remove litter from the shoreline of the Edmonds Marine Sanctuary while exploring the beach with a Ranger-Naturalist! Meet at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station. Wear your gloves and boots and bring an old bucket if you have one. Individuals of all ages and groups are welcome to participate. No registration required. FREE

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Watershed Fun Fair
Saturday May 7, 2016
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! Take home your own potted native plant, just in time for Mother’s Day. No registration required.  This event is FREE.

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Summer Beach Walks

Learn more about our local intertidal community!  Join a Ranger Naturalist for a guided public beach walk at Olympic Beach free of charge. Walks coincide with low-tides and run approximately one hour, rain or shine. 

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


Moonlight Beach Adventure
Saturday, August 20
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 9 - 11, 2016

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.