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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!

Event

Description

Forest to Fork
Saturday, June 4, 2016
10 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
Brightwater Center

Summer is on its way, and so are the leaves, fruits, and roots of some of the Pacific Northwest’s tastiest plants. Join IslandWood as we serve up some knowledge about common local edible plants and some simple, kid-friendly ways to enjoy them. We will learn the dos and don’ts of collecting edible plants, then head out into the forest to learn to identify and harvest what’s in season. Then we will bring it all back to the kitchen to learn some easy recipes that highlight these fresh flavors. For safety reasons, all participants must be at least 8 years old.

 

Community Treatment Plant Tour
Saturday, June 11, 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, July 9, 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.

Ground to Sound STEM Environment Summer Camp 
June 26 - July 1st
Brightwater Center

Up for a Challenge? This year's Ground to Sound program will be from June 26 - July 1st at Brightwater Center near Woodinville, WA.   The one day Mentor/Intern training will be held in the week preceding.

Campers entering 5th - 7th grade will conduct field studies to learn how saving Puget Sound starts right here in our own backyard! Explore the woods, waters and trails in the beautiful North 40 at the Brightwater Environmental Center, near Woodinville, WA, while working with your team to learn about our natural environment.

Click here to register today!

Brightwater Summer Day camp 
July 5th- Aug. 12th
Brightwater Center

Have you ever wondered what makes a centipede different from a millipede? What an otter's favorite food is? How many critters live inside a single drop of water? Join IslandWood and the Brightwater Center for a week of engaging nature exploration and scientific investigation to find out.

Programs take place at King County's Brightwater Center in Woodinville for kids entering 1st- 9th grade.  With over 70 acres of natural areas and 3 miles of trails, Brightwater’s creeks and forests are home to wildlife including river otters, coyotes, bobcats, eagles, snakes, frogs, and a whole host of other creatures. Learn to use binoculars, collect bugs from the ponds, create art projects to take home and enjoy hours of fun on the trail and in the lab.

Click here to Register today!

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