Welcome to Magnuson Nature Programs! 2014 is our 10th Anniversary year, and we have celebrated with more exploration adventures than ever for children, adults, and families, all held at beautiful Magnuson Park!

Thanks to generous support from King Conservation District, this spring we were able to provide 17 free Habitat Connections field trips to 2nd and 3rd grade classes from Sand Point, John Rogers, and Northgate Elementary Schools, and Jane Addams K-8!

We are also thankful that Magnuson Childrens Garden was awarded 3 grants this year to complete a new P-Patch raised bed garden: from Magnuson Community Garden, the Master Gardener Foundation of King County, and PCC Natural Markets! Our harvest of organic vegetables has quadrupled from last year, and thoroughly enjoyed by the hundreds of children who have taken daily Snack Walks during our 2014 classes, field trips, and camps! The recent addition of cloches over half of the raised bed troughs will enable us to plant earlier in the spring and continue growing food well into fall, so 2015 is bound to be even more productive... yum!

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News and Notes

Here's a program we really like, called “Recycle Caps with Aveda”!
You can bring your caps in small amounts (1 shopping bag or 1 paper box) to any participating Aveda Experience Center store. Caps included in this collection are any plastic “twist on” caps. Some examples are; water bottles, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, ketchup bottles, and shampoo/ conditioner bottles. Caps that are NOT included are any metal caps and any “snap fit” plastic caps. Some examples of snap fit caps are; margarine and cottage cheese caps.

There is an Aveda Experience Center store in the north end of University Village Shopping Center, next to the Microsoft store. It's address is:
2622 NE University Village Street
Space 727
Seattle, WA 98105

We just dropped off a whole shopping bag full that was leftover from our 2014 nature crafts supplies. Next year I will have a collection can at our Ravenna Room sign-in table if you want to bring some to donate too!

Upcoming Events

  • December 14, 2014We look forward to all the camps, classes, and special events in 2015 too!
  • February 1, 2015Registration for summer camps begins on Tuesday February 3rd at 12:00noon!
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