On Saturday, April 9th, Magnuson Community Center is kicking off its 2011 Nature Programs with a huge party- the 2nd annual "Celebrate Urban Nature" event! As a grand finale to the festivities, we will have a big parade down the block from the Community Center to the Children's Garden for a re-dedication of the Gray Whale Garden and its brand new eye!
We know you will thoroughly enjoy spending your day at the park, because the "Celebrate Urban Nature" event is chock-full of natural fun!
- It begins with our first Family Wetland Walk of the year, from 9am-10am in the new Magnuson Wetlands (meet at 9am at the wetlands' south entry in the 65th St parking lot)
- The rest of the event will be held at the Magnuson Community Center, starting at 10:30am with a free family-oriented concert by Eric Ode!
- The entire gymnasium will be filled with a myriad of hands-on nature activities including the "Nature Explorers Lab", Roving Reptiles, a Bug Zoo, booths from many local environmental organizations, and much much more.
- At 1:45pm the parade begins to the Children's Garden re-dedication festivities!
Thank You Ciscoe and Northwest Horticultural Society!
Once again, fortune has smiled upon us in the form of Ciscoe Morris and his recommendation to us to apply for a grant from the Northwest Horticultural Society (NHS), to fund the new whale eye. We are overjoyed to have received their grant and to have been able to make the Gray Whale Garden complete again.