It was another great year, chock-full of field trips, camps, nature walks, and special events! The Scarecrow Festival on Saturday October 7th was such a wonderful way to end my time at Magnuson Nature Programs, and begin my retirement. However, I will still be involved as a volunteer on the Magnuson Childrens Garden Committee, and I hope to see you next year in the garden! Peace and Love, Teacher Emily

Field trip milestone!

We began our field trip program in 2010, and in the past 7 years have provided field trips for thousands of students from schools all over the Puget Sound region. Early in the program, most of the students we reached attended schools that could afford the field trip 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 was better than I ever dreamed: from 2013-2017, grants we received from King Conservation District and Seattle Works funded free field trips for 77 Seattle Public School classes, reaching over 2000 students, teachers, and parent chaperones with hands-on, experiential learning at Magnuson Park!

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News and Notes

Now that I have retired, Magnuson Community Center and ARC have decided to put Magnuson Nature Programs on hiatus until spring 2018.

This website will stay active for a little while longer for reference purposes only, and will not contain information about 2018 programs or registration info.

For information about 2018 nature programs plans and programs, please contact Marc Hoffman or Jacqueline Oaksford at Magnuson Community Center, 206-684-7026