Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Explore nature and nocturnal animal adaptations with your family or group at Night Walks at Mercer Slough.

Guided Nature Walks

Explore Mercer Slough and learn about ecosystems in our local backyard through night walks, nature journaling, edible plant identification, birding, Bellevue history and more! This school year, we are also proud to offer new sensory-friendly programs too. Groups of 10 or more can reserve their own private Guided Nature Walk.

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Register for a Guided Nature Walk

Reserve your family or group’s spots for one of our upcoming Guided Nature Walks!
For questions, call (206) 443-2925 or email edprograms@pacsci.org.

Program Details

  • Time: Fridays, 7-9 p.m.
  • Ages: Families and groups with children ages 6 and up
  • Cost: $15 per person, or $12 for Pacific Science Center Members

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable. We reserve the right to cancel a session if enrollment is insufficient and will contact registrant for a full refund. We will notify registrant at least 48 hours prior to the event start time.

Upcoming Guided Nature Walks

November 9 and December 7: Fall Night Walk
During these hikes we will be partnering with Curio Interactive to bring a Larger Than Life interactive experience! Explore nature and nocturnal animal adaptations with your family at our Night Walk at Mercer Slough. Start off your Friday evening in the classroom examining skulls, exploring the Curio Interactive technologies, and conducting experiments to discover the tricks nocturnal creatures use to survive at night. Then head out into the dark to call owls, listen for nocturnal creatures and participate in hands-on activities.

January 11, 2019: Winter Journaling Night Walk
This special edition Night Walk will be focused on nature journaling. Learn how to discover the natural world through a combination of drawing, writing and scientific recording. Use journaling as a tool to deepen observation skills and keep a record of outdoor adventures. Take a guided hike through the wetland, then practice your drawing techniques back in the lab on skulls and gathered specimens.

February 8, 2019: Night Walk
Explore nature and nocturnal animal adaptations with your family at our Night Walk at Mercer Slough. Start off your Friday evening in the classroom examining skulls and conducting experiments to discover the tricks nocturnal creatures use to survive at night. Then head out into the dark to call owls, listen for nocturnal creatures and participate in hands-on activities.

March 15, 2019: Sensory-Friendly Night Walk
Explore nature and nocturnal animal adaptations with your family at our Sensory-Friendly Night Walk at Mercer Slough. Start off your Friday evening in the classroom examining skulls and conducting experiments to discover the tricks nocturnal creatures use to survive at night. Then head out into the park to call owls, listen for nocturnal creatures and participate in sensory-friendly activities. This walk begins before the sun is set, and will get darker as we are walking the nature park.  We provide a guide to participant ratio of 1:6 for the most one on one interactions on the walk.

April 5, 2019: Twilight Walk
Many creatures are most active during twilight, they are often referred to as a Crepuscular Creatures. Join us on a crepuscular walk to enjoy the wetland at twilight. Start off your Friday evening in the classroom examining skulls and learning crepuscular animal signs.Then head out into the park to call owls, listen and look for crepuscular creatures and participate in hands-on activities.

Interested in a private Night Walk?

Groups of 10 or more can reserve a private Night Walk through early June! Call (206) 443-2925 to plan your evening at Mercer Slough.

 

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

 

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