Welcome to Magnuson Nature Programs! Registration is now open for our 2017 summer camps, and due to popular demand, we have more than ever this year! Plus, scroll down to check out the the new, greatly expanded 2017 summer hours for Magnuson Community Center.

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Field trip milestone!

In 2010, we began our field trip program, and in the years since, we have provided field trips for thousands of students from schools all over the Puget Sound region. During the first few years, most of the students we reached attended schools that could afford the fee, but we also saw how many Seattle Public School students were missing out due to lack of school or parent funding. As a child, field trips were one of my most memorable learning experiences, and so I became determined to find a way to provide free field trips, and in some cases free bus transportation also, for schools with a significant population of low-income families.

The result has been better than I ever dreamed: during the past 5 years, grants from King Conservation District and Seattle Works have funded free field trips for 77 classes and over 2000 students, teachers, and parent chaperones. For more details, click on the link to our July newsletter!

Upcoming Events

  • July 24, 2017 9:00 amNEW! Nature Rangers Ornithologists Camp for ages 8-12
  • July 24, 2017 9:30 amNature Explorers Insect Investigators Camp for ages 6-7
  • July 24, 2017 3:00 pmNEW! After-camp care for Nature Rangers Ornithogists Campers
  • July 26, 2017 8:00 pmLifelong Recreation Nature Walk "Bats and Beavers" in the Magnuson Wetlands
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News and Notes

I'll be retiring from Magnuson Nature Programs this fall, and I'd love to have the chance to visit with past and current "nature kids" and parents before that!

I hope you will stop by to see me at Magnuson Childrens Garden during the July 28th or August 4th Family Garden Days (6-8pm), or at the Scarecrow Fest on October 7th from 11am-2pm!

For more details, click on the News menu tab above