Free event connects families with parks
To connect more people with national parks, the National Park Service and National Parks Conservation Association is hosting National Park Family Day on Saturday in Seattle.
With 13 national park units located in the state, the event is a fun-filled way to connect with the park community, learn more about the natural and cultural treasures they protect and help fill your summer vacation schedule – and beyond – with exploration.
The park units in Washington range from the iconic Mount Rainier National Park to smaller units.
The third annual family day will feature live animal demonstrations by naturalists from the Woodland Park Zoo, a “Family Day in the Garden” section by Seattle Tilth, music, camping demonstrations and hands-on activities. Children also will have the opportunity to become Junior Rangers, going through interactive stations led by rangers from Olympic, North Cascades and Mount Rainier national parks.
Among the other groups and agencies participating are Bike Works, EarthCorps, Green Trails Maps, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, National Wildlife Federation, Outdoor Recreation Interagency Center, Puget Sound Energy, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seward Park Audubon Center, Snoqualmie Tribes, Student Conservation Association, Washington Wild, Washington’s National Park Fund and YMCA/BOLD/Passages NW.
The free event will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle.
For more information, go to npca.org/nwevents
or call 206-903-1457.