Follow a beaver family in film at NW Stream Center

Beavers are nature’s engineers.

And to experience that up close — really close — Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks and Recreation are teaming with Snohomish County Surface Water Management to show the IMAX movie, “Beavers.”

The movie is showing for free Feb. 8.

“The whole family will enjoy ‘Beavers,’” said Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch. “Everyone will be able to take a virtual swim with beavers and experience the beautiful underwater habitat of one of nature’s greatest engineers.”

The movie is only 31 minutes long but it tracks a family of beavers in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. You can see dams being built, baby beavers playing and beavers learning to survive against the odds.

Sammy the Salmon introduces the film by way of telling the audience how beavers, salmon, trout and other wildlife co-exist.

Murdoch will answer questions from the audience after the movie about beaver habits and beavers’ living requirements, and share a few of his experiences with North America’s biggest rodent.

The event is free, but seats must be reserved by calling 425-316-8592.

“Beavers” is showing at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the NW Stream Center at Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. To learn more about upcoming Streamkeeper Academy events go to www.streamkeeper.org.

Herald staff

More in Life

Julia Turner and her father, Ed, toast as they try out a flight of beer and cider at Lake Stevens Brewing Co. when it opened last year. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Beer of the Week: Lake Stevens Brewing Co.’s Sour Imperial

The beer has a depth and a complex flavor profile that goes beyond just another barrel-aged stout.

Now is the perfect time to design the garden of your dreams

Find inspiration in gardening magazines, on the internet, in your neighborhood and at nurseries.

Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

The former pop star is dealing with multiple organ failure.

Around Thanksgiving, gardeners give thanks for the garden

What are they most thankful for? The pleasure they receive from spending time in their yards.

Great Plant Pick: Thuja occidentalis ‘Degroot’s Spire’

What: An exceptional selection of the eastern arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis “Degroot’s Spire”… Continue reading

The pros’ snow: Lake Tahoe a big draw for skiers of all stripes

North Lake Tahoe is home to one of the largest concentrations of ski resorts in North America.

How birds stay alive in winter and what you can do to help

When the weather turns chilly, columnist Sharon Wootton’s thoughts turn to birds coping with cold.

Our annual list of holiday events in Snohomish County and beyond

LIGHTS The Lights of Christmas: Open 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec.… Continue reading

How to maintain your life’s balance amid change

Columnist Paul Schoenfeld shares some techniques for working toward a sense of stability.

Most Read