West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

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USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing./question.

May
8
Sat
Fundraiser plant sale
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hi friends!

Our fifth annual plant sale fundraiser is Saturday, May 8th, from 9-3ish to raise money for our #LFWalkSeattle team!

We will still be following strict social distancing guidelines. Only 3-4 people will be allowed in the driveway at a time. Masks are required, vaccinated or not. Also encouraging cashless payment options if at all possible (Venmo, Paypal, ca$h, etc.)

Plant prices vary based on plant variety and size, but all bareroot dahlias are only $5/each this year!! Some quantities are quite limited. In addition to dahlias, we have strawberries, forsythia, ferns, geranium, columbine, daylilies, irises, heuchera, bergenia, snowballs, groundcovers, succulents, houseplants, and more!

Also, special guests Winfield Designs will be on site with some of their beautiful metal art, and they will donate a percentage of sales to our team! Check out their Etsy site for a sampling of their work: https://etsy.me/1mEuxh8

Pre-order (with pre-pay), and local (WS/Burien) delivery available for a small fee.

PS – can’t come but still want to donate? Visit my Lung Force Seattle page to contribute there! http://action.lung.org/goto/Amy2021

South Seattle College Garden Center open
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 8, 2021
10 am to 3 pm
Masks required

Special opening! CASH ONLY EVENT (checks too)

Garden Center @ South Seattle College

6000 16th Ave SW

find us: http://www.southseattle.edu/campus/map.htm – north end

May
9
Sun
Virtual Writers Read @ Online (see listing)
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Registration is required. Click here to register on our partner’s website.

Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session.

This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers’ Alliance on the second Sunday of the month.

Ability to use Zoom on your own computer or phone is required for this program.
Registration is Required.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

May
12
Wed
Jewell Parker Rhodes Discusses “Magic City” @ Online (see listing)
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation reflecting on the 100th anniversary of one of the most heinous tragedies in American history—the 1921 burning of Greenwood, an affluent black section of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Registration required. Click here to register via EventBrite.

The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and Northwest African American Museum. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

“A compelling page-turner that will keep readers hoping against hope that everything will somehow, magically, turn out for the best.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution

With a new afterword from the author, Jewell Parker Rhodes’ powerful Magic City is an unforgettable novel of racism, vigilantism, and injustice, that weaves history, mysticism, and murder into a harrowing tale of dreams and violence gone awry.

Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921. A white woman and a black man are alone in an elevator. Suddenly, the woman screams, the man flees, and the chase to capture and lynch him begins.

When Joe Samuels, a young Black man with dreams of becoming the next Houdini, is accused of rape, he must perform his greatest escape by eluding a bloodthirsty mob.

Meanwhile, Mary Keane, the white, motherless daughter of a farmer who wants to marry her off to the farmhand who viciously raped her, must find the courage to help exonerate the man she accused with her panicked cry.

Magic City evokes one of the darkest chapters of twentieth century, Jim Crow America, painting an intimate portrait of the heroic but doomed stand that pitted the National Guard against a small band of black men determined to defend the prosperous town they had built.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of six adult novels: Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, Douglass’ Women, Season, Moon, and Hurricane, as well as the memoir Porch Stories: A Grandmother’s Guide to Happiness, and two writing guides, Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors and The African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction. Her adult literary awards include the American Book Award, the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Award for Literary Excellence, and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Outstanding Writing. Jewell grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Drama Criticism, a Master of Arts in English, and a Doctor of Arts in English (Creative Writing) from Carnegie Mellon University. Jewell is the Founding Artistic Director and Piper Endowed Chair at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She currently lives in Seattle.

View in Catalog: Magic City by Jewell Parker Rhodes

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636.

Virtual Write with Hugo House: Seattle Writes @ Online (see listing)
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required.

To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030.

In this group, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts. The session will begin with introductions and a short warm-up, after which we’ll read two separate poems and write in response to those. At times writers will be invited to create community through sharing words or ideas with other writers in small groups. Attendees will leave the class with 2-3 new drafts of poems. Designed for all writers, this group supports poets as well those working in other genres, as the skills practiced in poetry can be thought of as “cross-training” for memoir and fiction, too.

Jeanine Walker was a 2015 Jack Straw Writer and has published poems in Cimarron Review, Narrative, Pleiades, and Web Conjunctions. She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and teaches for Writers in the Schools.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Have a laptop or pen and paper — and be ready to write!

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

May
13
Thu
Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: David Williams: “Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound” @ Online (see listing)
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is hosting David Williams for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 PM. Williams will be interviewed by series chair Dora-Faye Hendricks about his book, “Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound.” Registration is required. Please register HERE.

Focusing on the area south of Port Townsend and between the Cascade and Olympic mountains, Williams uncovers human and natural histories in, on, and around the Sound. In conversations with archaeologists, biologists, and tribal authorities, Williams traces how generations of humans have interacted with such species as geoducks, salmon, orcas, rockfish, and herring. He sheds light on how warfare shaped development and how people have moved across this maritime highway, in canoes, the mosquito fleet, and today’s ferry system. The book also takes an unflinching look at how the Sound’s ecosystems have suffered from human behavior, including pollution, habitat destruction, and the effects of climate change.

David B. Williams is a naturalist, author, and educator. His many books include the award-winning Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography and Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City.

This series is open to hosting any author or speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library.

May
15
Sat
Solstice Park P-Patch Spring Plant Sale
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Looking for some excellent plants for your garden? The Solstice P-Patch gardeners will be selling veggie starts and perennials at our upcoming plant sale! The spring plant sale is our primary fundraiser of the season and is used to purchase gardening tools and equipment for the P-Patch, as well as support our Giving Garden and shared garden beds. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to hold our spring plant sale last year. Please support your local community garden and visit us May 15th!

When: May 15th 10 AM – 3 PM
Where: Solstice P-Patch (near tennis courts)
7400 Fauntleroy Way SW

We will be practicing social distancing and masks are required.

Credit and debit card payment accepted.

El Club Latino Virtual @ Online (see listing)
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

La discusión se llevará a cabo completamente en español a través de la plataforma de reuniones en línea WebEx. El espacio es limitado. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse.

Únase al Club de Lectura de la Biblioteca Central. Todos son bienvenidos. El libro de este mes es: El olvido que seremos de Héctor Abad Faciolince.

El 25 de agosto de 1987 Héctor Abad Gómez, médico y activista en pro de los derechos humanos, es asesinado en Medellín por los paramilitares. El olvido que seremos es su biografía novelada, escrita por su propio hijo. Un relato desgarrador y emocionante sobre la familia, que refleja, al tiempo, el infierno de la violencia que ha golpeado Colombia en los últimos cincuenta años. La novella ha sido ganadora del Premio WOLA-Duke en Derechos Humanos en Estados Unidos y del Prémio Criaçao Literária Casa da America Latina de Portugal.

View in Catalog: El olvido que seremos by Héctor Abad Faciolince

Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about books and Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

West Seattle Food Bank’s ‘Instruments of Change’ 2021 @ online
May 15 @ 5:30 pm

Online Event and Auction
This virtual celebration will include a silent and live auction, fun activities, and an informative program about the impact your donations have made. Share an evening with your neighbors from the comfort of your own home!

Why?
To celebrate our community, and raise funds to continue keeping our neighbors safe, fed, healthy, and housed during these challenging times.

When?
May 15, 2021. This online event will begin at 5:30 pm.

Where?
Online, of course! This will be a live-stream event. You will receive a YouTube link after registration.

Participate
Join the fun! All you need to do is register below. Spread the word, invite your friends, and make it (virtual) party.

Dinner
Skip the cooking and cleaning! Enjoy dinner from Lady Jaye during the night of the event and a portion of takeout sales will be donated to the West Seattle Food Bank.

REGISTER NOW

May
16
Sun
Clarion West & Seattle Writes Presents Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors And Publishers In Speculative Fiction @ Online (see listing)
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Clarion West and Seattle Writes presents Beyond Afrofuturism: Power in Publishing: Publishers Roundtable. Registration required. Click here to register on our partner’s website.

Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors and Publishers in Speculative Fiction

Join us for a series of conversations featuring today’s Black publishers and editors of anthologies and magazines, aimed at expanding our understanding of the ways in which editorial roles impact the worlds of speculative fiction. Dates: 4/12, 5/16, 5/17

This series is presented in partnership with the Seattle Public Library and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Power in Publishing: Publishers Roundtable

Featuring: Bill Campbell (Rosarium), Milton Davis (MVmedia), Zelda Knight (AURELIA LEO), and Nicole Givens Kurtz (Mocha Memoirs)

With major publishers stuck in a cycle of selling the same mainstream stories or tightening their belts when it comes to the work of marginalized communities, how are Black publishers shaping opportunities for BIPOC writers to have their voices heard?

About the Panelists:

Bill Campbell (Rosarium)

Bill Campbell is the author of Sunshine Patriots, My Booty Novel, and the anti-racism satire, Koontown Killing Kaper. Along with Edward Austin Hall, he co-edited the groundbreaking anthology, Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond. He also co-edited Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany with Nisi Shawl, Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction and Fantasy with Francesco Verso, and APB: Artists against Police Brutality with Jason Rodriguez and John Jennings. His Afrofuturist spaceploitation graphic novel, Baaaad Muthaz (with David Brame and Damian Duffy) was released in 2019. His historical graphic novel with Bizhan Khodabandeh, The Day the Klan Came to Town, will be released by PM Press in 2021. Campbell lives in Washington, DC, where he spends his time with his family and helms Rosarium Publishing.

Milton Davis (MVmedia)

Milton Davis is an award winning Black Speculative fiction writer and owner of MVmedia, LLC, a publishing company specializing in Science Fiction and Fantasy based on African/African Disapora history, culture and traditions. Milton is the author of nineteen novels and short story collections; his most recent the Sword and Soul adventure A Debt To Pay. Milton is also a contributing author to the upcoming Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda, published by Marvel and Titan Books and coauthor of Hadithi and the State of Black Speculative Fiction with Eugen Bacon. He is the editor and co-editor of eight anthologies; The City, Dark Universe and Dark Universe: The Bright Empire with Gene Peterson; Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology and Griot: Sisters of the Spear, with Charles R. Saunders; The Ki Khanga Anthology, the Steamfunk! Anthology, and the Dieselfunk anthology with Balogun Ojetade. Milton’s work had also been featured in Black Power: The Superhero Anthology and Rococoa published by Roaring Lions Productions; Skelos 2: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy, Steampunk Writers Around the World published by Luna Press; Heroika: Dragoneaters published by First Perseid Press, Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal Volume Two, Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire, and Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda by Marvel/Titan Books. Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade won the 2014 Urban Action Showcase Award for Best Script. Milton’s story The Swarm was nominated for the 2017 British Science Fiction Association Award for Short Fiction and his story, Carnival, has been nominated for the 2020 British Science Fiction Association Award for Short Fiction.

Zelda Knight (AURELIA LEO)

Zelda Knight is the publisher and editor-in-chief of AURELIA LEO, a small press based in Louisville, Kentucky. She has published over one-hundred authors, artists, and poets from around the world. She is also the co-editor of Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora (AURELIA LEO, 2020), which has received critical acclaim! Keep in touch on social media @AuthorZKnight. Or, visit www.zeldaknight.com.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

May
17
Mon
Clarion West & Seattle Writes Presents Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors And Publishers In Speculative Fiction @ Online (see listing)
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Clarion West and Seattle Writes presents Beyond Afrofuturism: Zines and Magazines: Expanding Worlds in Speculative Fiction. Registration required. Click here to register on our partner’s website.

Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors and Publishers in Speculative Fiction

Join us for a series of conversations featuring today’s Black publishers and editors of anthologies and magazines, aimed at expanding our understanding of the ways in which editorial roles impact the worlds of speculative fiction. Dates: 4/12, 5/16, 5/17

This series is presented in partnership with the Seattle Public Library and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Zines and Magazines: Expanding Worlds in Speculative Fiction

Date: Monday, May 17th, 7 p.m. Pacific

Featuring: Eboni Dunbar (FIYAH Magazine), Craig Laurance Gidney (Baffling Magazine), Brent Lambert (FIYAH Magazine), Chinelo Onwualu (Omenana/Anathema) and LaShawn Wanak (Giganotosaurus).

Join prominent Black editors of online zines and magazines as they discuss their journeys into editing and the role editors play in creating space for the voices of BIPOC communities in the speculative fiction field.

Moderated by Arley Sorg of Locus and Fantasy Magazine.

About the Panelists:

Craig Laurance Gidney (Baffling magazine)

Craig Laurance Gidney writes both contemporary and genre fiction. He is the author of the collections Sea, Swallow Me & Other Stories (Lethe Press, 2008), Skin Deep Magic (Rebel Satori Press, 2014), Bereft (Tiny Satchel Press, 2013) and A Spectral Hue (Word Horde, 2019). He is the co-editor of Baffling Magazine (along with dave ring), an online magazine of queer speculation fiction.

Chinelo Onwualu (Omenana/Anathema)

I am a Nigerian writer and editor living in Toronto. I’m the non-fiction editor of Anathema Magazine, and co-founder of Omenana, a magazine of African Speculative Fiction. I’m also former chief spokesperson for the African Speculative Fiction Society. My short stories have been featured in Slate, Uncanny, Strange Horizons, The Kalahari Review, and Brittle Paper, as well as in several anthologies including the award-winning New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction from People of Colour edited by Nisi Shawl. You can find me on my website at: www.chineloonwualu.com or follow me on Twitter @chineloonwualu.

Arley Sorg (Fantasy)

Arley Sorg is co-Editor-in-Chief at Fantasy Magazine, as well as associate editor at Locus Magazine and both Lightspeed & Nightmare Magazines. He reviews books for Locus, Lightspeed, and Cascadia Subduction Zone and is an interviewer for Clarkesworld Magazine. Arley grew up in England, Hawaii, and Colorado, and studied Asian Religions at Pitzer College. He lives in Oakland, and, in non-pandemic times, usually writes in local coffee shops. He is a 2014 Odyssey Writing Workshop graduate.

Eboni Dunbar (FIYAH)

Eboni J Dunbar (She/her) is a queer, black woman who writes queer and black speculative fiction. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner. She received her BA from Macalester College in English and her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. She is a VONA Alum, a former associate editor for PodCastle, a managing editor for FIYAH Literary Magazine, and a freelance reviewer. Her work can be found in FIYAH Literary Magazine, Drabblecast, Anathema: Spec from the margins and Nightlight Podcast. She also has a novella out now from Neon Hemlock called Stone and Steel. You can follow her on twitter @sugoionna87.

LaShawn M. Wanak (Giganotosaurus/Uncanny)

LaShawn M. Wanak lives in Wisconsin with her husband and son. She writes science fiction, fantasy, and a little bit of horror. Her works have been published in Fireside Magazine, FIYAH, Uncanny Magazine, and many others. She is the editor of the online magazine GigaNotoSaurus and a book reviewer for Lightspeed Magazine. When she is not working at her dayjob as an administrative assistant, she enjoys knitting, anime, and wrestling with theological truths from a Black womanist perspective. Writing stories keeps her sane. Also, pie.

Brent Lambert (FIYAH)

Comic books, SFF and good cooking are the essential elements of SFF author Brent Lambert. A full-fledged military brat, he is consistently struck by wanderlust and has a keen sense of things never really being permanent. Currently based out of San Diego, he gets to enjoy sunshine for more than half the year. Always working, he’s determined to allow Black Queer men to be the stars of their own stories. He can be found on Twitter @brentclambert

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We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

May
25
Tue
The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture In American History Presents Michelle Duster @ Online (see listing)
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize. Join us to hear Michelle Duster discuss the impact of this iconic woman. Registration required. Click here to register.

Ida B. Wells was often overlooked and underestimated—a woman who refused to exit a train car meant for white passengers; a woman brought to light the horrors of lynching in America; a woman who cofounded the NAACP. Hear professor and Wells’s great-granddaughter Michelle Duster, offer a “warm remembrance of a civil rights icon” (Kirkus Reviews).

The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History is made possible by a generous gift from the late Priscilla Bullitt Collins in honor of her father, A. Scott Bullitt. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times, and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. This program will recorded, captioned and posted for 30 days on The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube page after the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. Ida B. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the eyes of the FBI, this made her a “dangerous negro agitator.” In the annals of history, it makes her an icon.

A century after her death, Wells’s genius is being celebrated in popular culture by politicians, through song, public artwork, and landmarks. Like her contemporaries Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, Wells left an indelible mark on history—one that can still be felt today. As America confronts the unfinished business of systemic racism, Ida B. the Queen pays tribute to a transformational leader and reminds us of the power we all hold to smash the status quo.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Michelle Duster is a writer, speaker, professor, and champion of racial and gender equity. In the last dozen years, she has written, edited, or contributed to eleven books. She cowrote the popular children’s history book, Tate and His Historic Dream; coedited Shifts and Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls; and edited two books that include the writings of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells. She has written articles for Essence, Refinery29, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, and The North Star.

PRAISE:

“Visually stunning…readers who are looking for bold, out-of-the-box, approaches to social change will undoubtedly be inspired by Ida B. the Queen.”
—Forbes

“Bow down to this biography that shows why Ida B. Wells is an icon for all seasons.”
—Refinery29

“With bold graphics and a compelling story, Ida B. the Queen is sure to be one of the year’s best biographies.”
—Bustle

“Ida B. the Queen delves deep into the life of Wells and the Black experience through visual storytelling and recounts the life, successes and hardships of one of the most renowned leaders of justice in American history.”
—The Root

View in Catalog: Ida B. the Queen by Michelle Duster

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636.

May
26
Wed
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
May 26 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

May
27
Thu
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
May 27 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

May
28
Fri
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
May 28 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

May
29
Sat
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
May 29 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

May
30
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
May 30 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Jun
12
Sat
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 12 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Jun
13
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 13 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Virtual Writers Read @ Online (see listing)
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Registration is required. Click here to register on our partner’s website.

Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session.

This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers’ Alliance on the second Sunday of the month.

Ability to use Zoom on your own computer or phone is required for this program.
Registration is Required.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Jun
23
Wed
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 23 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Jun
24
Thu
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 24 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Jun
25
Fri
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 25 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Jun
26
Sat
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 26 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Jun
27
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 27 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Jul
9
Fri
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 9 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Jul
10
Sat
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 10 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Jul
11
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 11 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Virtual Writers Read @ Online (see listing)
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Registration is required. Click here to register on our partner’s website.

Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session.

This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers’ Alliance on the second Sunday of the month.

Ability to use Zoom on your own computer or phone is required for this program.
Registration is Required.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Jul
23
Fri
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 23 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Jul
24
Sat
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 24 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Jul
25
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 25 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
8
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 8 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
9
Mon
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 9 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.