Upcoming outdoor events: Hiking seminar, free fishing, geocaching
Trees: Learn about the cultural and ecological importance of trees at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way.Tamara Neuffer, education coordinator for the Stillaguamish Tribe and an expert on Western Washington’s native plants, will speak.
Free: On June 7, entry to all Washington state parks will be free in honor of National Trails Day and June 7-8 is free fishing day. Details here. Northwest Forest Passes will not be required in Mount-Baker Snoqualmie National Forest on June 7.
Fish: Cabela's in Tulalip offers a free fishing event for kids ages 5 to 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Kids can trying fishing in a portable trout pond. There will even be helpers to clean and cook the fish.
Beavers: See the movie "Beavers" and learn about the value of beavers to ecosystems at 7 p.m. June 11 at the Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett. At the end of the show, visit a real beaver dam. Free but call 425-316-8592 to reserve a spot. The center is also showing "First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story: on June 18 and "The Way of the Trout" on June 25.
Birds: Learn about birding with your smartphone at 6 p.m. June 13 at the Pilchuck Audubon Society's monthly meeting at 2411 Hewitt Ave. And at 7 p.m. Ed Swan will talk about how the habitat of Puget Sound has changed over time.
Geocaching: Learn about geocaching and try it for yourself. This course for beginners is from 9 a.m. to noon on June 14 at Jennings Park Barn, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. The event is free, but you must call 360-363-8400 to register. All ages welcome, but those under 14 must attend with an adult.
Adventure: Hear guidebook author Tami Asars speak about the world-class hiking in Washington state. Asars will speak as part of The Mountaineers Be Wild series at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Seattle program center. Get more info and tickets here.
Hiking: Guide-book author Craig Romano will speak at 7 p.m. June 23 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Romano is a hiking expert and will talk specifically about hiking in Snohomish County.
Water safety: Learn how to keep you and your family safe in and around water during a series of events at the Snohomish County YMCAs from June 23-27. Events are in Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe and Mukilteo. Classes are $10. Check here to register and for precise dates and times.
Terrariums: Kids ages 12-17 can make their own terrarium with sundew, a carnivorous plant. The event is 3 p.m. June 24 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way.
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