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LOTT's WET Science Center


address  500 Adams St. Northeast
 Olympia, WA  98501
phone (360) 664-2333
www.lottcleanwater.org

Upcoming Events

Atlantic Salmon Commercial Aquaculture in Washington State

Talks/Lectures, Green/Environmental
Dr. Ken Warheit from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) leads a discussion on Atlantic Salmon Commercial Aquaculture in Washington State. Aquaculture is the farming of fish, molluscs, algae, and other aquatic organisms. This talk will discuss the Cypress Island accidental release of tens of thousands of Atlantic Salmon into Pacific waters during August of 2017. The extent of the damage to Pacific Salmon, such as disease, is still under review by WDFW, among others.
Science;Water Quality;Community Event;Puget Sound;Environment;Pollution;
Event Info: (360) 915-0773
Ages: All ages welcome - content most suitable for adults
Price: Free
Free
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 • Thu 1/18/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Myths of the Pacific Northwest

For the Family
Is Bigfoot out there roaming the forests? Come hear about local legends like the Pacific Tree Octopus, Sasquatch, and many more! This mythical presentation starts at 2 pm. Related crafts and activities all day.
Family Fun;Free
Event Info: (360) 664-2333
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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 • Sat 1/20/18 at 10am-4pm 

Amphibians of the Pacific Northwest

Animals, For the Family
Are frogs singing in your neighborhood? Drop in anytime for a variety of frog-related arts and crafts for all ages. Want to learn more? Join Stream Team and herpetologist Dr. Marc P. Hayes for a 9:30-11 am workshop exploring the ecology, habitat requirements, and unique characteristics of local species. You’ll learn about life stages and egg mass identification. For ages 12 and up. Register for this workshop at www.streamteam.info.
Stream Team;Amphibians
Event Info: (360) 664-2333
Ages: All Ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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 • Sat 1/27/18 at 10am-4pm 

Marvelous Marmots!

For the Family, Animals
Did you know the Olympic Mountains have their own species of marmot? Join us to learn about marmots here and around the world. This cuteness overload will have you whistling like a marmot in a meadow! Presentation begins at 2 pm. Northwest wildlife arts and crafts all day.
Family Fun;Free
Event Info: (360) 664-2333
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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 • Sat 2/3/18 at 10am-4pm 

P.S. We Love You

For the Family
Get creative and celebrate Valentine’s Day with fun art projects expressing your love for Puget Sound and all the amazing creatures living there. Or design a card for that special someone in your life!
Free;Family Fun;Valentine
Event Info: (360) 664-2333
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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 • Sat 2/10/18 at 10am-4pm 

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

Children, For the Family
In partnership with the Hands On Children’s Museum and the Exceptional Families Network, we’re offering a comfortable environment for kids and adults with sensory differences. Visit the Children’s Museum next door 9 am-11 am. Then 11 am-1 pm, visit the WET Center to enjoy a variety of activities, crafts, hand fidgets, a book nook, quiet spaces for taking a break, and all of our hands-on exhibits. The Exceptional Families Network will also have a resource table.
Family Fun;Free;Sensory-Friendly
Event Info: (360) 664-2333
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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 • Sun 2/11/18 at 11am-1pm 

Backyard Wildlife & Bug Hotels

For the Family, Children, Education
Join City of Olympia Park Stewardship staff for a 2 pm presentation on the do’s and don’ts of backyard wildlife management. Do bug hotels have benefits? You’d better BEE-lieve it! Make a Bug Hotel to take home using recycled containers and plant litter.
Free;Family Fun;Insects
Event Info: (360) 664-2333
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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 • Sat 2/17/18 at 10am-4pm 

Orcas & Wolves: Rulers of Sea & Land

Animals, For the Family, Children
Take a closer look at the two great social carnivores of Washington State. Join staff from Wolf Haven International for a 2 pm presentation exploring their differences and similarities, ecological roles, and what both species mean to us. Related activities and crafts all day.
Free;Family Fun;Science;Wolves;Orcas
Event Info: (360) 664-2333
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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 • Sat 2/24/18 at 10am-4pm 

Grateful for Groundwater

Education, For the Family, Children
It’s National Groundwater Awareness Week, spotlighting one of the world’s most important resources. Groundwater is essential to the health of people and the environment, and it’s the source of our drinking water here in Thurston County. Enjoy a variety of groundwater-related activities throughout the day. Build an edible aquifer out of ice cream and cookies 1-3 pm.
Free;Family Fun;Science
Event Info: (360) 664-2333
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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 • Sat 3/10/18 at 10am-4pm 

Around the Mountain: The Wonderland Trail

Nature, For the Family, Children
It takes 93 miles to get around Mount Rainier on the Wonderland Trail, but we’ll take you around in less than an hour! Learn about the flora, fauna, and wonders of hiking this beautiful route in a presentation at 2 pm. Mountain-themed art and activities available all day.
Nature;Free;Family Fun;
Event Info: (360) 664-2333
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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 • Sat 3/17/18 at 10am-4pm 

Treatment Plant Tour & Tinkering Studio

Education, For the Family, Children
In celebration of World Water Day, we’re offering a behind the scenes tour of the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant. See what happens to the water you send down the drain! Presentation followed by a tour begins at 1 pm. Tour participants must be 10 or older and wear sturdy closed shoes. Throughout the day, think with your hands by constructing and creating design projects sure to inspire budding engineers, inventors, and tinkerers.
Tour;Free;Family Fun;Water;Tinkering
Event Info: (360) 664-2333
Ages: All ages; Tour participants must be 10 or older
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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 • Sat 3/24/18 at 10am-4pm 

Stream Bug Spectacular

Education, Nature, For the Family, Children
Join Stream Team to discover the types of bugs living in local streams. A brief presentation at 2 pm introduces facts about their habitat and role in a healthy ecosystem. Then use your best identification skills to explore live stream bugs from McLane Creek. Bug lab in the classroom all day. Register for this presentation at www.streamteam.info.
Free;Family Fun;Stream Bugs
Event Info: (360) 664-2333
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.wetsciencecenter.org/events/
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Schedule
 • Sat 3/31/18 at 10am-4pm