Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Camp Long Offers Exciting Programs: January and February 2010

Camp Long January February


NEWS RELEASE
Gregory J. Nickels, Mayor
Timothy Gallagher, Superintendent
http://www.cityofseattle.gov/parks

For immediate release December 29, 2009
Contact: Joelle Hammerstad, 206-684-8020
e-mail joelle.hammerstad@seattle.gov

CAMP LONG OFFERS EXCITING PROGRAMS

Camp Long, located at 5200 35th Avenue SW, offers numerous opportunities to discover what you can do to help the planet. To register, call 206-684-7434.

January
Nature Programs - Animals
Explore the wonderful animal life all around us. Fascinating facts and features of animal life whether crawling, swimming, flying or walking.
Nighttime Low Tide at the Beach – New Year’s Eve!
Ages 6 and older
Help bring in the New Year with nudibranchs, seastars and sea squirts! Gather your friends and family and share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life! After exploring, we'll provide the toast for the New Year! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Also bring a flashlight if you have one or we will provide one for you. All ages welcome but must be able to walk on slippery seaweed! Please register one day before beach walk. Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Course #49139 December 31, 2009 Thu 9:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

Camp Long Owl Hoot
Ages 4 and older
Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long's woodland. Early winter is courtship time! Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Please pre-register by January 15. Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Course #49133 January 16 Sat 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

Nighttime Low Tide at the Beach
Ages 6 and older
Start the New Year off with nudibranchs, seastars and sea squirts! Gather your friends and family and share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Also bring a flashlight if you have one or we will provide one for you. All ages welcome, but must be able to walk on slippery seaweed! Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Course #49141 January 30 Sat 9:15 - 11:15 p.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

Third Saturday Free Walks
Seward Park Old Growth FREE
Ages 1 and older
Why would an Old Growth Forest need restoration? What else do these big old trees provide besides shade and habitat? Walk among the ancient trees and learn about the on-going restoration that was funded by a local philanthropist. Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Amphitheater in Seward Park
Course #50812 January 16 Sat 2 - 4 p.m.

Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach Walk FREE
Ages 1 and older
Me-Kwa-Mooks, in the Nisqually dialect it means "shaped like a bear's head" is land that was donated to Seattle by West Seattle pioneers Ferdinand and Emma Schmitz. Me-Kwa-Mooks sits above the best tide-pooling beach on the west side, but offers its own unique forest habitat under restoration. Rumor has it a new Eagle’s nest resides here. Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Course #50817 January 16 Sat 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Nature Walks - Preschool/Tots
Immerse young ones in the great outdoors and let them explore the wonders of nature. Most classes require adult participation.
Are You Sleeping, Mother Nature? (2-3yrs)
Ages 2 - 3
Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your Tots. Discover life in the pond, forest, field and meet new friends. Please arrive 10 minutes before class time, and wear weatherproof clothing. Up to two children can be registered with one adult. No strollers please. $7 for one adult with one child. $3.50 for each additional person. Pre-registration required by January 16. Please register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Outdoor Space - North of Colman Pool
Course #49147 January 19 Tue 10 - 11 a.m.
Activity Fee $7

Volunteer Opportunity
Camp Long Third Saturday Work Parties FREE
All ages, families
Leave your family legacy at Camp Long by helping to restore a patch of native habitat in the park, building trails or maintaining amenities. Make some new friends while preserving a future for ourselves and native plants and animals. Register by calling 206-423-0762.

January 16 Sat 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


February
Nature Programs - Animals
Explore the wonderful animal life all around us -- fascinating facts and features of animal life whether crawling, swimming, flying or walking.
Salamander Love Night
Ages 4 and older
Did you know that our two local mole salamander species mate and lay eggs right around Valentine’s Day? Come with us to look for these long-toed lovers, their Northwestern friends and eggs in their watery bedrooms. Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Please register by February 12. Register by calling 206-684-7434.
Instructor: Stewart Wechsler
Course #49143 February 13 Sat 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

West Seattle Birding Loop
Ages 1 and older
Explore West Seattle's fascinating array of parks while learning to identify winter birds with Master Birder Woody Wheeler. This van-based tour will include short hikes (2 miles total) into Jack Block, Alki, Me-Kwa-Mooks and Lincoln Parks, as well as a bakery/hot drink stop along the way. We could see up to 30 species of birds while exploring diverse and scenic parks that feature ecological restorations, marine and forest ecosystems. Come prepared with rain gear, layers of warm clothes, warm boots and binoculars. Families and beginning birders are welcome and encouraged to come along! Meet in front of the lodge at Camp Long. Register by calling 684-7434.
Instructor: Woody Wheeler
Course #50822 February 20 Sat 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Activity Fee $15

Lincoln Park Owl Hoot
Ages 4 and older
Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long's to Lincoln Park's. Early winter is courtship time! Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Please pre-register by February 19. Register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Outdoor Space - North of Colman Pool, Lincoln Park
Course #49135 February 20 Sat 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

Third Saturday Free Walks
Puget Park Walk FREE
Ages 1 and older
The sign may be gone, but the park does live on! This small piece of the Duwamish Greenbelt is almost unknown to anyone outside of the neighborhood. Once home to a riding stable, this little piece of heaven has been adopted by the neighbors who have begun asking the question about daylighting the creek, which outflows into the Duwamish River. Register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Puget Park
Course #50818 February 20 Sat 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dr. Jose Rizal Park Walk
Ages 1 and older
Named for a Filipino leader, this greenbelt adjacent to I-5 was a no-person land until the mid 90’s when neighbors wanted better access and a place to walk their four-legged friends. A Rotary Club tree planting in the mid 80’s peppered the hillside with trees in a planting medium that was sure to strangle them. Let’s find out who survived and how to navigate the space. Register by calling 206-684-7434.
Location: Jose Rizal Park
Course #50815 February 20 Sat 2 - 4 p.m.

Nature Walks - Preschool/Tots
Immerse young ones in the great outdoors, and let them explore the wonders of nature. Most classes require adult participation.
Winter Wonderland (2-3yrs)
Ages 2 - 3
Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your tots. Discover life in the pond, forest, field and meet new friends. Please arrive 10 minutes before class time and wear weatherproof clothing. Up to two children can be registered with one adult. No strollers please. $7 for one adult with one child; $3.50 for each additional person. Pre-registration required by February 15. Register by calling 684-7434.
Location: Outdoor Space - North of Colman Pool
Course #49148 February 16 Tue 10 - 11 a.m.
Activity Fee $7
Volunteer Opportunity
Camp Long Third Saturday Work Parties FREE
All ages, families
Leave your family legacy at Camp Long by helping to restore a patch of native habitat in the park, building trails or maintaining amenities. Make some new friends while preserving a future for ourselves and native plants and animals. Register by calling 206-423-0762.

February 20 Sat 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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