Tuesday, July 14, 2009

More Summer Fun on the Water!

Get your pencils sharpened and calendars out! Over the weekend I got these great summer activities emailed to me, I thought you might enjoy them too!
from my Father-in-law

“Whoopee! It’s Wednesday!”

Know any elementary school children ready for fun this summer? Each Wednesday in July and early August, Foss Waterway Seaport is hosting special activities for kids, beginning next Wednesday, July 15. They also provide other maritime exhibits, displays of marine creatures, and boats that teach about sea life.

Activity Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. (July 15, 22, 29 and August 12).

Admission: $5 for one adult and up to 3 children (ages 7 to 10 years of age, must be accompanied by an adult).

Seaport hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Call (253) 272-2750 ext 100 to reserve a spot. Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock Street

Visit www.fosswaterwayseaport.org for more information and directions.

July 15: “Ships In Bottles” (Activity limited to 25 children. Call to reserve a spot)

July 22: “Mighty Boat Races” (Activity limited to 25 children. Call to reserve a spot)

July 29: “Zapping Those Pesky Pollutants” (Activity limited to 25 children. Call to reserve a spot)

August 12: “Ahoy Mateys, it’s Buccaneer Day at the Seaport!”(No limit, but call to reserve a spot)

Discovery Wharf – See, touch, and learn from our new children's exhibit with hands–on, innovative educational activities teaching kids all about marine life both above and below the water. (http://www.fosswaterwayseaport.org/index.php?p=DiscoveryWharf)

School Tours – Come join us for your group’s very own trip to the past! Get first hand stories that bring Tacoma’s waterfront history and maritime heritage to life, with hands-on interactive activities and fun tailored to your group. (http://www.fosswaterwayseaport.org/index.php?p=EDUCATION_fieldTrips)

CONTACT: Madhuri Hosford, Foss Waterway Seaport, 253-272-2750 ext. 102.

from my friend Mary Jo
Meet us on the Beach - 2009 Summer Beach Naturalists:
Explore local beaches at low tide with Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what seastars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and now moon snails lay their eggs.
Naturalists are at South Alki, Golden Gardens, Carkeek Park, Lincoln Park, Richmond Beach, Des Moines and Seahurst on the following dates. Look for signs at the entrance to the beach. July 19, 9am-11am; July 20, 9:30am-12:30pm; July 21, 10am-1:30pm.

Beach Naturalists will be at the Olympic Sculpture Park Beach on: July 21, 10am-1:30pm

And at Redondo Beach on: July 21, 10am-1:30pm

Please view our Beach Naturalist Google map for driving directions to all beach locations and for June & July dates. This is a free drop-in program. Reservations are not needed.

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