Annual Public Events

Edmonds Discovery Programs
A Leader in Conservation Education since 1980

Starlight Beach Walk 2017



Starlight Beach Walk
Monday February 26, 2018
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. 




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Watershed Fun Fair
May 5, 2018
11am - 3pm
Join us for this celebrated annual event 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. FREE.


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Flutter and fly with two magical garden creatures – butterflies and ladybugs. Join Urban Farmer Lisa Taylor and her Garden Critter Academy Puppets on magic and story filled adventure to discover how butterflies and ladybugs live and grow. Sing and dance as the awkward caterpillar changes into a magnificent butterfly and ladybug patrols keep the garden in balance.

Lisa Taylor’s Garden Critter Academy is an interactive family edu-tainment show that teaches about the insects and invertebrates in an organic garden through a mix of songs, storytelling, movement and puppetry. Show starts at 12:30 at the Watershed Fun Fair. FREE

 Raingarden Tour: Tour the 3rd Avenue residential rain garden cluster from 1:30 - 3pm. Meet at the Public Works booth. 

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Summer 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

2018 walk dates:
July 12          10-11am
July 28          11:30am - 12:30pm
August 13      Noon - 1pm

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Moonlight Beach Adventure
August 25, 2018
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 14 - 16, 2018

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.