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Brightwater Center: the Education & Community Center and Park at the Brightwater Clean-water Treatment Facility

Past events

Date/Time Event More information
Saturday, October 5, 2013
10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Brightwater Center
Ecotober
Kick-Off!
Grab your friends, family and neighbors and come for a celebration of sustainability! The day will include family activities, speakers, booths, music, art & treatment plant tours! Appropriate for all ages, FREE.

ECOTOBER at Brightwater Center, list of events
 (PDF)
Wednesday, October 9, Edible Gardening
Wednesday, October 16, Recycling: An Insiders Look!
Wednesday, October 23, Eco Movie Night!
Wednesday, October 30, Sustainable Living

News release, Sept. 25, 2013 -- Brightwater Center's 'Ecotober' celebration begins Oct. 5
Friday, April 5, 2013
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Festival of Frogs  Join us for an exciting citizen science project. IslandWood has just established a FrogWatch USA monitoring site at Brightwater. Participants will learn about native frogs, their calls and habits in an engaging PowerPoint presentation and then go out into the field at dusk to record their observations and collect data.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebrate World Water Day   Come celebrate World Water Day 2013 with IslandWood and King County at Brightwater Center. Open house and treatment plant tours.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 
10 a.m. to noon
Intro to the Birds of Brightwater Adults and teens (ages 14 and up) are invited to a workshop focused on birds that call Brightwater home year-round. Islandwood naturalists will lead a walk through the habitat area and share birding tips.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 
10 a.m. to noon
Birds of a Feather Join the IslandWood naturalists for a winter bird event for ages 8 and up. Participants will learn about our feathered friends that don’t fly south for the winter through a guided expedition and bird-themed art project.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012
10 a.m. to noon

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012
11a.m to 2p.m., Workshop starts at noon
Wet Walk in the Woods

Loop Symposium and Gardening Workshop 
Bundle up and join us for a rain or shine exploration of the woods that concludes with a fireside story and warm beverages in Brightwater’s community center.

Come learn all about King County's Loop biosolids, a soil amendment made from treating wastewater. Experts will available to explain the product and answer your questions. An noon, join us for a gardening workshop featuring The Ecoconsumer, Tom Watson, and soil scientist Kate Kurtz, as they discuss how to use recycled materials in the garden. 
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
10 a.m. to noon
Buggin’ Out  Join IslandWood naturalists in this fun-filled adventure perfect for families with kids of all ages. Explore the crazy life of bugs using bug boxes, microscopes, nets and buckets. Bring your rubber boots and your love of the outdoors.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Brightwater Art Open House  Visit the new Brightwater Center for a day of Art!  Join King County and 4Culture Public Art in celebrating the recent installation of Andrea Wilbur-Sigo’s Grandfather’s Wisdom, an artwork that brings the history, perspectives and culture of the First Peoples of Puget Sound to Brightwater. Learn more.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Earth Day 2012 wetland restoration Come see the new Brightwater Center for an Earth Day wetland restoration event. With your help, we can keep our restored wetland area healthy! We will be pulling out invasive species and planting native species in our wetland areas. Other activities including art and nature activities will be available for the whole family throughout the day, so bring a lunch and be prepared to get wet. Learn more.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
World Water Day Celebration at Brightwater!  Join King County and IslandWood educators at the Brightwater Center on March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a celebration of World Water Day! Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to join us in a day of exploration and discovery of our water resources. Learn more.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grand opening
Brightwater Community and Education Center
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Brightwater panel discussion

Brightwater: an extraordinary union of art, design, science, ecology, and community

Location: Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle

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