Seattle's Wild Side: Natural History of the Emerald City
|Program Series||Field Excursions|
|When||Sep 28, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
|Where||North Cascades Environmental Learning Center|
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You don't have to drive to the Cascades or take a ferry to the Olympic Peninsula to engage your connection with the earth -- even in the heart of the Emerald City, we are surrounded by nature.
From downtown to down by the Sound, explore Seattle's wild side with David Williams, author of Stories in Stone: Travels in Urban Geology and The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City. With humor, enthusiasm and sharp observation skills, David will open our eyes to the natural wonders of the urban environment and reveal secrets previously hidden beneath the hustle and bustle of the city.
The day will begin under the towering trees of Schmitz Park, where we'll get up close and personal with one of Seattle's last old growth forests. We'll proceed along the Duwamish River, where we'll read the record of Seattle’s most active earthquake zone. Next we'll head to Pioneer Square to start a two-mile-long transect to investigate 330-million-year-old fossils and see where mammoths once roamed.
Think globally, learn locally: discover Seattle's wild side!