Sustainable Hiking Class

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve 21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA

REGISTRATION REQUIRED Come and learn about sustainable hiking practices with SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve! We will discuss environmental ethics, Leave No Trace principles, tips on how to make your time spent outdoors more sustainable, and resources on how to learn more.  *This is an event for all ages, children under 16 should be accompanied by […]

Bat Conservation and Box Building

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve 21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA

REGISTRATION REQUIRED Back by popular demand! Come join us at SHADOW to enjoy our Bat Conservation & Box Building Class. You will start off by learning about bat biology, identification, and conservation. Then, you will learn how YOU can help bat conservation in your own backyard by constructing your very own bat box to take […]

Understanding and Coexisting with Carnivores – Virtual Class

REGISTRATION REQUIRED Join us again for another early morning virtual class featuring Katie Remine, Woodland Park Zoo's Northwest Conservation Coordinator. Katie is back to share insights from research on our urban carnivores and discuss ways we can all support human-wildlife coexistence in our communities! Christine Anne, Lead Animal Keeper at Woodland Park Zoo and SHADOW […]

Flying WILD Workshop for Educators! (Free)

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve 21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA

REGISTRATION REQUIRED This is a FREE workshop for formal and informal educators and facilitated in partnership with Pilchuck Audubon Society! Flying WILD is an all-subject curriculum developed by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. It offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigations, connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation, and natural history. Educators […]

CANCELED: Reptiles of Washington Class

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve 21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA

REGISTRATION REQUIRED Join us for a family-friendly workshop where we will learn about several reptiles that live in Washington state. We will talk about major groups of reptiles, introduce scientific terms, learn about unique reptile traits, and make an art print of scale types to take home! This workshop has been developed for kids ages […]

King County Library Tree Tour ’22 (Kids Day)

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve 21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA

REGISTRATION REQUIRED Join Children’s Librarian, Ms. Monica, to celebrate the rare trees found in Shadow Lake Bog! Listen to stories, do a fun activity, and go on a guided walk through the beautiful bog. Choose either the 10:00 am or 11:15 am session. This event is most suitable for ages 5 and older. Kids must […]

King County Library Tree Tour ’22

REGISTRATION REQUIRED Celebrate rare trees in the SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve bog. Go on a short, guided walk and then return to the learning center for an activity. Sponsored by the Friends of the Covington Library. Registration here for the event!

Climate Science – A Free Interactive Presentation

Due to a family emergency, we are unable to host this event. Do you have questions and want to learn more about how climate change is affecting our region? Join us at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve for a special interactive presentation about climate science with retired polar scientist and high school science educator Esther Muñoz. […]

Woodland Park Zoo – Bat Activity Trends sunset meetup

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve 21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA

Before the days get too much shorter please join us here at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve to observe some of our marvelous and mysterious native bat species. We are partnering with the Woodland Park Zoo to host their ongoing summer Bat Activity Trends citizen science program. Zoo representatives will give an informational presentation about the […]

Washington Reptiles Class – Waitlisted

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve 21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA

FREE EVENT - REGISTRATION REQUIRED This class is currently full. Use the registration link below if you would like to be added to the waitlist. Join us for a family-friendly workshop where we will learn about several reptiles that live in Washington state. We will talk about major groups of reptiles, introduce scientific terms, learn […]