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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

Feather Fest
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Brightwater Center

Celebrate birds at the Brightwater Education Center! Our feathered friends are back from their long journey and Brightwater is celebrating Migratory Bird Day to mark the occasion. We'll have bird walks for adults and families, bird skins to investigate, bird art activities and crafts, giveaways, birding workshops, and we'll be joined by the bird experts from the Seattle Audubon Society and PAWS. From 10AM-1PM bring your family, friends, binoculars, and field guides as we learn all about migratory birds and why they're so important! This is a free, family-friendly event. 

Pre-register to reserve your spot at this free event here.  

Community Treatment Plant Tour
Saturday, May 21, 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 Asset Mapping for Teachers 
Saturday, May 21, 2016
9 a.m – 1 p.m.
Brightwater Center

Community Asset Mapping is a fun way to get to know your school community and build student empowerment and community partnerships. Join us to learn how to “map” your school’s assets, and generate ideas for using the resulting information. Asset mapping allows us to look at what strengths we have present in our school communities. It allows us to focus on the capacities of students, families, school staff and community groups, as well as local natural and built environmental assets. We'll explore the asset mapping process, use some mapping tools, and go on a field trip to a local school to see the process in action.

This class will be a hands-on learning environment. Please bring your own laptops, tablets, cameras, or recording devices, so you can document ideas. Dress comfortably to be inside and outside.

Audience: K-12 teachers. $20 Course fee includes lunch.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel prior to May 15, 11:55pm, you will receive a full refund.  Cancellations after that date and time will be charged the full event fee with no refund.

Sign up for this event here

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.

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.

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