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when: Apr 22, 2018 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
where: Bainbridge Island , IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island, Wa
cost: Free (preregister)
Celebrate Earth Day by getting outdoors at Afternoon on the Trails. Hike the IslandWood trails, have a picnic in a treehouse and enjoy the day. This year, IslandWood is encouraging attendees to be curious as they explore the woods. Look down, wonder and discover the beauty in small things. While you’re hiking the trails, see what catches your eye on the forest floor. You may bring a small “natural treasure” back to campus with you to consult with the Ask the Naturalist panel.
Educators will also be standing by during the event to examine and guide you through the identification process. IslandWood will have microscopes set up, field guides and other scientific tools to dig deeper into identification and classification. Hone your powers of observation, pattern recognition and model stewardship by playing along and encouraging your kids to do the same.
IslandWood welcomes you to bring a picnic lunch or snacks. If you pack it in – please pack it out, there are no trash cans in the woods. Trail-worthy strollers will make it on most trails. If you plan on going up the Canopy Tower for a climb, kids of any age are welcome, but must be able to walk themselves up and down (no carrying them in arms) or you may wear your child in a baby-carrier.
Maps will be available for you, so you can find your way around and IslandWood’s friendly greeters will be happy to suggest a route that is suitable for your family and abilities.