Around the World in 80 Flushes

Event: 
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The average person spends nearly 100 days on the toilet over their lifetime, but that doesn’t look the same everywhere you go. Come in for a 2 pm presentation about different toilets around the world, including the International Space Station! We’ll also talk about the 2.4 billion people around the planet who don’t have a toilet and what that means for them. Arts and crafts activities available all day. Please note: The WET Center will open late, at 1 pm, this Saturday (12/2). 

Eight Arms, Three Hearts, One Saturday: Discovering Octopuses

Event: 
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

You may be asking – Is it octopuses or octopi? Just how smart are they? How do they change the color and texture of their skin? During this engaging 2 pm presentation, we’ll find out the answers to these questions and more while exploring octopus adaptations through hands-on activities. We’ll also create octopus-inspired artwork all day. 

Nature’s Engineers

Event: 
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

What do beavers, salmon, bears, bumblebees, and construction managers have in common? They are ecosystem engineers! Come and learn about the amazing organisms around the Pacific Northwest that shape our environment. Presentation begins at 2 pm, followed by a hands-on activity. Building activities available all day.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

Event: 
Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This special event offers a comfortable and accepting environment for kids and adults with a variety of sensory differences. Guests can enjoy tactile activities, crafts, hand fidgets, a book nook, quiet spaces for taking a break, and all of our hands-on exhibits. Event runs 12-4 pm and is free.

Fall Art: Salmon & Leaves

Event: 
Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Celebrate fall by creating beautifully colored works of art inspired by leaves and the returning salmon. Design color-diffusing paper leaves, leaf or fish prints, and much more. We provide the supplies and inspiration, you bring the creativity! Feel free to bring in your own fall leaves to use in your artwork. 

Bioluminescence & Spooky Creatures of the Deep

Event: 
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Some of earth’s spookiest creatures live in the deepest parts of the ocean. A 2 pm presentation will amaze and inspire you with enchanting photos and videos of mesmerizing bioluminescence. Make anglerfish hats – a great Halloween costume option – and other bioluminescent art throughout the day.

Puget Sound Art & Treatment Plant Tour

Event: 
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Stop by anytime to create art inspired by Puget Sound and its creatures. At 1 pm, attend a program about water in our lives and what happens to the dirty water you send down the drain. Discover how LOTT cleans up wastewater at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant and the steps taken to protect Puget Sound. Then take a tour of the treatment plant! Tour participants must be 10 or older and wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.

Family Fun for Arts Walk

Event: 
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Fall Arts Walk is here! We’re open 10 am-4 pm on Saturday October 7. Enjoy art activities and view student artwork on display. 

Family Fun for Arts Walk

Event: 
Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fall Arts Walk is here! We’re open 10 am-8 pm on Friday, October 6. Enjoy art activities and view student artwork. Join us Friday evening 6-8 pm for an art reception with light refreshments showcasing art by local high school students. 

"Working Towards Health and Equity in Sierra Leone”

Event: 
Mon, 09/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From today's inbox:

"Working Towards Health and Equity in Sierra Leone”
Monday, Sept 11, 2017, 7 pm
Traditions Fair Trade Café
300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia
No admission charge.
Contributions to PIH welcomed

Contact: Lin Nelson or Peter Kardas
Phone: 360-956-1358

This will be an opportunity to hear stories regarding the fight for better access to health care, and a more equitable world, from Sierra Leone, West Africa. Mara Kardas-Nelson is the Director of Community-Based Programs at Partners in Heath (PIH) in Sierra Leone. She will speak about PIH's work in the country, from its initial efforts in the fight against Ebola to its current work strengthening the country's health system. PIH's work is rooted in social justice, with the belief that the world's poorest also deserve the world's best healthcare. Mara will speak about the organization's community-based work with Ebola survivors, people living with HIV and TB, and the country's poorest and most marginalized. PIH’s project in Sierra Leone is part of the organization’s work in many different regions to support equitable health care at a time when international health care is being defunded and undermined.

There will be ample time for discussion. Snacks will be offered. There is no admission charge, but people wishing to contribute financially to PIH will be able to do so.

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