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What's going on at the Brightwater Center

The Brightwater Center features a wide range of free public programs and events throughout the year. Come visit for a tour or workshop to learn and discover!

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Brightwater Bug's: Dragonflies with Dr. Dennis Paulson
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016
1 p.m. - 4:00 p. m.
Brightwater Center

We're so pleased to welcome back Dr. Dennis Paulson, an internationally acclaimed expert on dragonflies and their kin (he literally wrote THE book).  We'll start with an indoor lecture-style class where we'll learn dragonfly natural history and get familiar with our Puget Sound species.   Nets in hand, we'll head down to the productive ponds at Brightwater for a memorable field course about these beautiful insects and learn to catch them as they fly by. Along the shore, we'll also do some aquatic dip-netting for the dragonflies so you can get an in-depth look at dragonfly nymphs, their exoskeletons, and learn about their life cycle with Dennis, and IslandWood naturalists as your friendly guides. Click here to register today! 

 

Community Treatment Plant Tour
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016
10 a.m – noon
Brightwater Center

Come to Brightwater and find out how your wastewater gets cleaned! Tour the treatment plant, learn about our amazing water system, and what you can do every day to protect our water!

Participants must be at least 9 years old. Pre-registration is required via the King County Wastewater Education website. Note: The registration page is used for a variety of groups and events. In the "appointment details" section, indicate that you are registering for a Saturday community tour.

Community Treatment Plant Tour
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016
10 a.m – noon
Brightwater Center

Come to Brightwater and find out how your wastewater gets cleaned! Tour the treatment plant, learn about our amazing water system, and what you can do every day to protect our water!

Participants must be at least 9 years old. Pre-registration is required via the King County Wastewater Education website. Note: The registration page is used for a variety of groups and events. In the "appointment details" section, indicate that you are registering for a Saturday community tour.

Come visit

The grounds are open dawn to dusk daily.

The Brightwater Education and Community Center is open to the public Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Directions to Brightwater