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Brightwater Center offers a summer of fun and learning for all-ages

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School’s almost out, but there’s plenty of under-the-sun learning fun coming up at Brightwater Center with a variety of summer programs for young kids, teens and even adults.

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School’s almost out, but there’s plenty of under-the-sun learning fun coming up at Brightwater Center with a variety of summer programs for young kids, teens and even adults.

King County’s Brightwater Center is located at 22505 State Route 9 S.E. in Woodinville.

Intro to Nature Photography,  Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to noon.  Dust off your camera and join us for an inspirational morning in the field with photographer and artist Jeanne Dodds. The workshop will begin with classroom-based instruction, followed by time on the Brightwater nature trails with our cameras at the ready. There will be time to share and critique our work at the end of class while we enjoy a light snack. Participants must be 16 or older. Cost is $45. See more information and registration online.

The Scoop on Poop, Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to noon
Poop. We all do it; from birds to worms to humans. Come to Brightwater Center and join IslandWood and King County as we explore the world of poop and the science behind it. We’ll search for the poop of the coyotes, deer, rabbits, and otters that live at Brightwater and learn how even when we don’t see wildlife, we can find evidence of their presence.  Free. Register at: http://scooponpoop.eventbrite.com.
This event is part of the 2013 Seattle Science Festival – visit their website for more information.

Brightwater Summer Camp Programs with IslandWood, July 8 to Aug. 2
King County partner IslandWood is proud to offer four weeks of exciting, adventurous, and educational summer nature camps this year at Brightwater. We have a variety of camps for children entering kindergarten through 6th grade. For more information on programs and registration, please visit:  http://www.islandwood.org/camps and click on “Brightwater Day Camps.”

Open House and Plant Tours, Saturday, June 15 and July 20, 10 a.m. to noon
Take a tour of King County’s newest clean-water facility and learn how waste is treated, recycled and safely returned to the environment. Children must be at least 9 years old to take the tour, and sturdy close-toed shoes are required. Register online.

For additional information or to request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities at any of the events, please contact Kristin Covey at 206-263-9412, 711 TTY Relay.

People can also learn more about Brightwater Center on the Web.

Note to editors and reporters: Visit the WTD Newsroom, a portal to information for the news media about the Wastewater Treatment Division, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks.