Free Programs Teach Kids About Nature

Lake Sammamish State Park naturalist Joy Kacoroski is offering programs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from June 29th to September 2nd. Programs are designed for visitors of all ages and will focus on the natural and cultural resources of the greater Seattle region and the Cascade Foothills in particular. Visitors will learn about wetland habitat, how to identify plants and interact with wildlife and the importance of forest decomposers.  Activities will include guided hikes, junior ranger learning games and interactive demonstrations. Adults are required to be present at all Junior Ranger Hikes, Junior Ranger Programs, and Mini Ranger Programs.

Junior Ranger Programs - Fridays@ 1:30pm        

Meet at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Discover amazing animals, wacky wetlands and how to be a steward of parks while participating in a 30-45 minute fun family-friendly program designed for youth ages 4 to 12. Junior Ranger programs are provided weekly on a different topic each week. 

Mini Ranger Programs -  Saturdays@ 1:30pm

Meet at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Listen to stories and play games while exploring nature in a family-friendly program designed for children age 2 to 5. The 45-minute Mini Ranger programs are provided weekly on different topic

A Discover Pass or a $10 daily fee is required for park entrance. All programs are free. Program times and locations vary depending on the day. Please refer to the calendar for more details. 

All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.