Outdoors

Plan your week list of events for June 12

Author Terry Tempest Williams will talk about her new book on national parks Tuesday night at Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park.
Author Terry Tempest Williams will talk about her new book on national parks Tuesday night at Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park. Staff file, 2016

1 Tumwater history talk

Shanna Stevenson will give a presentation on the Tyee Hotel and other 20th-century Tumwater landmarks; part of the Schmidt House History Talks series; 11 a.m-12:15 p.m. Tuesday; Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SE, Tumwater; free; olytumfoundation.org/schmidt-house.


2 Reading from parks book

Author Terry Tempest Williams will talk about the meaning of America’s national parks and reads from her upcoming book, “The Hour of the Land. A Personal Topograph of America’s National Parks”; part of the park’s Centennial Speaker Series; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday; Paradise Inn, Mount Rainier National Park; free with park admission, nps.gov/mora.


3 Walk with Walter

Olalla resident Walter Briggs will lead the first of three walks through Key Peninsula parks; learn about the animals, plants and trees in the area; starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Rocky Creek Conservation Area, state Route 302 at 150th Avenue; free; keypenparks.com.


4 Birders meet at glass museum

The Tahoma Audubon Society meeting will include a short presentation on how to look for birds and a showing of the family-friendly 2014 movie “A Birder’s Guide to Everything”; 6-8 p.m. Thursday; Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma; free, open to the public; free; tahomaaudubon.org.


5 Explore at low tide

The South Sound Estuary Association continues its Meet the Beach program; explore local beaches at low tide; volunteer naturalists will be on hand to answer questions; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Tolmie State Park (Discover Pass needed) and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 19 at Frye Cove and Burfoot parks, Olympia; free; sseacenter.org.


6 North Cascades exhibit opens

The Burke Museum will open its “Wild Nearby” exhibit with a trails and camping expo offering information on visiting the North Cascades; the exhibit features sights, sounds and stories on the North Cascades; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Burke Museum, corner of 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street; Seattle; included with museum admission; burkemuseum.org.

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