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Celebrate Earth Week with Seattle Parks and Recreation

Join us for a variety of Earth Week events and activities, including nature programming and festivals. Please visit the Green Seattle Partnership to see how you can volunteer for restoration and planting events at parks and green spaces across Seattle.

Pollinators at Home, a webinar for Seattle-area residents

Monday April 10, 2023 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

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Join experts from Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Xerces Society to learn how to transform your garden or garden box to support birds, bees, and other pollinators in our city. Cities are an important stop-over for many pollinators and you can be a part of ensuring they have places to eat, rest, and restore.

During this Lunch and Learn Webinar you’ll have a chance to ask questions of experts that understand the specific plants that help pollinators in the Pacific Northwest thrive. Grab your lunch and tune in!

Public Nature Programs

Please register for these programs on-line.

Pond Exploration
Location: Camp Long
Time: Saturday, April 22nd 9am – 11am
Price: $10

Low Tide Beach Exploration
Location: Charles Ritchey beach park in West Seattle
Time: Saturday, April 22nd Noon – 2pm
Price: $10

Earth Day Festivals – Saturday, April 22nd

Carkeek Park Earth Day Festival
Celebrate Earth Day at Carkeek Park on Saturday April 22, 12pm-4pm! Enjoy games, nature activities, volunteer projects and intertidal beach exploration. You’ll find us by the playground at Carkeek Park. For more information, please contact Carkeek Park Visitor Center at 206.386.4236 or

High Point Earth Day Festival
Celebrate Earth Day at Highpoint in West Seattle – Saturday April 22, 1-3pm. Find the Seattle Parks and Recreations Naturalist booth at Commons Park, 3201 SW Graham St. There will be art activities, games and fun nature learning!

Continue to learn after Earth Week:

2023 City Nature Challenge
Friday, April 28th  – Monday, May 1st. Join Seattle Parks Naturalists and Seattle Urban Nature Guides on a walk and participate in the 2023 City Nature Challenge. The walks are an opportunity to meet new people, get help downloading/using the iNaturalist app and help document the amazing diversity of nature in our Seattle Parks.

Friday April 28
Carkeek Park (meeting at playground)
5:30 – 7:30P
Featured nature: tidal zones, forest, creek, orchard

Saturday April 29
Discovery Park (meeting at Wolf Tree Nature Trail)
1:00 – 3:00P
Featured Nature: forest, ponds, meadows

Sunday April 30
Meadowbrook Pond (meeting at Meadowbrook Community Center)
9:00 – 11:00A
Featured Nature: pond, wetland

Monday May 1
Delridge Neighborhood Exploration (meeting at Delridge Community Center)
10:00 A – 12:00P
Featured Nature: peat bog, creek, forest