Annual Public Events

Edmonds Discovery Programs
A Leader in Conservation Education since 1980

Starlight Beach Walk 2017



Starlight Beach Walk
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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 9, 2020
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 
Beach Walk Olympic

2020 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 happen rain or shine. No registration required - FREE

  • July 7, 12:30-1:30pm
  • July 23, 1-2pm
  • August 19, 11:30am-12:30pm
Moonlight Beach Adventure

Moonlight Beach Adventure
Saturday, August 29 2020
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 11 - 13, 2020

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.