Metro Parks Tacoma

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Education Programs

Feel your curiosity going a little wild! Develop a connection with and appreciation for the natural world through the variety of options below.

Nature Center Volunteer and Kid on Beach EVENTS
  • Art Gallery 
  • Native Plant Sales
  • Earth Day Event     
  • Tiptoe through the Tidepools
Nature Alphabet Kids With Bird Nest at the Nature Center CLASSES
Young Boy Holding Fish Eggs at the Nature Center SUMMER CAMPS
  • Many different camps!
  • Camps for ages 4-15
  • Multiple camps running each week to serve multiple age levels at the same time        

 

Nature Center Preschool Kids & Teacher in Woods PROGRAMS FOR GROUPS
  • In this 70-acre "classroom" students discover nature and science in a hands-on, interactive environment.
  • Field Investigations for Groups (Field Trips)
    - Preschoolers (ages 3-6)
    - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
    - 3rd-6th Grade
  • On-Your-Own Field Trips
  • Classroom Investigations (Outreach Programs)     
  • Download a brochure with details here
Boy With Backpack & Notebook at the Nature Center CULMINATING PROJECTS
  • Senior Projects in the Natural Resources Field
  • Research local environments
  • Participate in real outdoor field work
  • Help protect Washington's wildlife
  • Acquire skills that help with career plans
Cub Scout Removing Invasive Plants at the Nature Center SCOUT PROGRAMS
Nature Center Preschool Kids Looking Through Binoculars TOURS
  • Pick up a self-guiding booklet in the Visitor Center to help you learn about the natural and human history of the area while you explore or you can download it here.- Trail Map
    - Trail Guide