Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Ethnobotany Hikes

Hike Through the Flora of Mercer Slough and Discover Its Natural History!

This hike is for people who are curious and generally excited by local plants and places, and the stories they have to tell. Join us as we partner with Eastside Heritage Center at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue to bring you a relevant look into the history of Mercer Slough Nature Park.

Skunk Cabbage

Learn how the land was shaped and used by the indigenous peoples of the Lake Washington shoreline, then grab a plant identification guide and step outside into the present-day Mercer Slough wetland. You will learn to understand and recognize the differences in plant guides and practice your own plant identification with local flora experts. Eastside Heritage will supplement our guides with knowledge of the cultural uses and stories of the present-day plants. Bring your wetland, closed toed footwear and your open mind ready to learn!

Program Details

Ethnobotany Hikes have ended for summer 2018. Learn more about our other guided nature hikes offered throughout the year here.

  • Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • $15 per person, or $12 for Pacific Science Center Members
  • Content is geared towards adults, but all ages are welcome!

To register for our Ethnobotany Hikes, please call (206) 443-2925.

Please note: Registration for this program closes on the Thursday before the hike date at 11:59 p.m.

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.

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Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center