26th Rachel Carson Forum - on Urban Ecology

Event: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

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The 26th Annual Rachel Carson Forum



Theme:
Urban Ecology

Date & Time:
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5:30-9:00pm
(5:30pm-6:30pm - environmental organization fair; 6:30pm-9:00pm - speakers)

Location:
The Evergreen State College Recital Hall in Olympia, WA

Speakers:
Gail O’Sullivan & Karen Nelson are co-founders of the Commons at Fertile Ground, a non-profit in downtown Olympia whose mission is to demonstrate urban sustainability. For the last 16 years they have been developing the site for use by the community. They host many large and small events and have incubated a number of small, local businesses by adding their support and exposure. The Evergreen State College has played a key role in their development by participating with internships, field trips and panel discussions on urban sustainability.

Orca Books author reading: Elana Freeland presents the conclusion of the Sub Rosa America series

Event: 
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 3:00pm

Olympia author Elana Freeland will read from the fifth and final book in her Sub Rosa America series, "From Trinity to Trinity". This is a FREE event at Orca Books, 509 4th Ave E. in downtown Olympia. 

Told from the perspective of 2019, when all the Earth is convulsing and the United States of America is collapsing due either to Nature taking back her own, or to a HAARP-driven error, or to a purposeful Tesla sabotage to force a new beginning, Sub Rosa America is the occult history of the United States since November 22, 1963, a history we all could have read years ago as the Mayan chronicler wrote it if we’d been on Route 66 cruising through a quantum Time field, en route to where President John F. Kennedy was shot down like a dog . . . Book V, “From Trinity to Trinity”—the final push through Time to Dallas—begins with “Conspiracy Theory Opera #3” playing to an audience of dead and dreaming scientists in Oscuro and continues to Trinity Site and Ground Zero where a UFO hovers and observes the pilgrims. Once they cross from New Mexico into Texas, chaos ensues and the magical mystery tour is tractor-beamed into the Lone Pentacle state and Bloody Elm Street where the Killing of the King is still tape-looping. Only the Mayan Timekeeper can barely hold the balance by which an alternate future might be levered.

Underwater Exploration Technologies: The History and Science

Event: 
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

From diving bells to remote-controlled submarines, and from the first aqualung to the first habitable underwater laboratory, the ways we explore the deep sea are constantly improving. Hear some stories of early innovations, immerse yourself in the world of pioneering aquanauts, and see how submarines are being used scientifically here in Puget Sound! Presentation begins at 2 p.m. with underwater arts and crafts all day long!

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Father’s Day Cards

Event: 
Sat, 06/20/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Treat dad or any special guy to a personalized card. We’ll provide all the art supplies and some examples to get you started. Handmade cards make the perfect gifts for all dads!

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

The Sea Monster--from Myth to Modernity

Event: 
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Leviathan, mermaids, the Kraken, and Jaws – all of these mythical creatures are known for big bites or dangerous allure, but they’re also very misunderstood. The truth is that many sea creature myths are based on real aquatic organisms – join us to find out the truth behind each legend! After a short presentation at 2 p.m., we will host a Create-a-Creature workshop where you will design your own Puget Sound-inspired marine legend!

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

The Power of Plants

Event: 
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

From photosynthesis to “phytoremediation”, explore the amazing plants that make our world cleaner and safer. An interactive presentation at 2 p.m. introduces some plant superheroes that can clean our soil and air by removing pollution from our environment. Enjoy plant related arts and crafts all day long!

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Clouds and Weather: A Very Cirrus Topic

Event: 
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Have you ever wondered why some clouds are shaped like dragons and others look like pancakes? Well, we’ve got some answers! Enjoy a presentation at 2 p.m. covering different cloud shapes, the science of meteorology, as well as some tangents about Oort clouds and cloud seeding. Then, learn how YOU can be a citizen scientist and contribute real weather data for professional use. Two lucky participants get free rain gauges and cloud crafts all day in the classroom!

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Nature Journals and Native Plants

Event: 
Sat, 05/16/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Nature journaling is a fun family activity and an excellent way for kids to develop an awareness and appreciation of the world around them. Come and decorate your very own nature journal and then take it outside to explore! At 2 p.m. attend a presentation followed by a native plant walk on our wetland plaza. You’ll learn some easy identification tips for common native plants and find out how these plants were traditionally used by local native tribes.

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Food Chains & Treatment Plant Tour

Event: 
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Visitors can learn about wetlands and make a food chain craft project any time during the day. Then, find out how LOTT cleans up our urban wastewater at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant and the steps taken to protect Puget Sound. A slideshow followed by a treatment plant tour begins at 1 p.m. Tour participants must be ten years or older and wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

Forage Fish Fun

Event: 
Sat, 05/02/2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Washington Fish and Wildlife’s Forage Fish Crew for an exciting hands-on opportunity to learn about forage fish in Puget Sound. Experience the way scientists search for surf smelt and Pacific sand lance eggs, and take a closer look at these sand-grained size eggs under a microscope. Take a forage fish coloring book or crossword puzzle home for more forage fish fun! Drop-in activities between 1 and 4 p.m.

 

The WET Science Center is always free to visit! We are located at 500 Adams St. NE Olympia, WA 98501

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