Our History

In 2005, Magnuson Community Center Coordinator Karla Withrow and nature educator Emily Bishton began the Magnuson Nature Programs by offering 2 weeks of summer nature camp for preschool-age children.  By popular demand, these programs expanded by leaps and bounds for the next 12 years, growing into a year-round gardening & nature education resource for children, families, and adults!

Karla and Emily have both now retired, and Magnuson Nature Programs is on hiatus until spring 2018.  For more information, contact Magnuson Community Center coordinator Marc Hoffman at 206-684-7026.

Visit our Staff and Teaching Methods page and Benefits of Outdoor Learning page for more details