Magnuson Nature News: June e-newsletter

Magnuson Nature News – June 2017

Newsletter Contents:

Nature Walks!

Learn about Magnuson’s resident Barn Owls and all their “superpowers”, and see how many owlets have been born so far this year! Binoculars and other supplies provided for all, or bring your own. Fee: $3 per person. SPARC registration code #163646


  • “Grandchild and Me” Nature Walk for the Lifelong Recreation Program on Tuesday June 27th from 10am-12noon.  Enjoy a guided stroll through the lakeshore and wetlands trails with your little ones, learning about birds, beavers, and other wildlife! Binoculars and other supplies provided for all kids, or bring your own.  Fee: $15 per adult (no fee for children) SPARC registration code #161220

The Magnuson Children’s Garden Committee is hosting two

FREE Family Garden Days in June!

  • Sat. June 17th from 1:00-3:00pm during Seattle Works Day.  Join in to help begin building our brand new Sea Turtle puddling pond!
  • Friday June 30th from 6-8pm during Magnuson Community Center’s annual Ice Cream Social and FREE Bluegrass concert!

Our Family Garden Days are a great way to celebrate summer, with lots of fun for everyone!

There will be hands-on activities for children and families, such as worm bin exploration, nature art sculptures, and much more!  No registration needed, just drop in for a visit!

King County Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer your home gardening questions!

Volunteers from Seattle Works will also be in the garden doing seasonal garden tasks such as weeding, mulching, and other stewardship. You’re welcome to join in too: Favorite child-friendly gardening activities are spreading wood chips and watering our “scratch and sniff” garden!

Magnuson Community Center Advisory Council invites new members!

Join with other community volunteers to be a voice for Magnuson Community Center, and help determine its goals and programs!

  • The Advisory Council meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Participate in the community center’s vision and goals, and brainstorm with other AC members on creating and carrying out special events and new program ideas!
  • For more information, contact Magnuson Community Center Coordinator Marc Hoffman at 206-684-7026 or

Summer Camp update!

We are delighted that almost all 20 of our camps are either full or close to full. However, there are still 1 or more spots available in the following camps:

  • Jr. Nature Explorers “Wiggly World of Worms” Camp for ages 4-5: June 12th-16th from 9:30am-12:30pm SPARC class code #159799
  • Jr. Nature Explorers “Pollinator Power” Camp for ages 4-5: June 19th-23rd from 9:30am-12:30pm SPARC class code #159797
  • Fresh-from-the-Garden Camp for ages 6-12: June 28th-30th from 9:30am-1:30pm SPARC class code #161384


To register, visit SPARC , stop by Magnuson Community Center, or any other Seattle Community Center. Scholarships are available too!

Do sign up on the waitlist if there’s any other camp you really want, because frequently there are changes in the registration lists between now and the start of summer break.  Here are links to the descriptions for all our summer camps:

Thanks again for your support!