The Adopt A Stream Foundation, Snohomish County Parks and Surface Water Management thought that it would be a nice idea to help everyone out from the post holiday “Visa Blues” with some inexpensive entertainment. 

Bring a seat cushion and blanket to make the Northwest Stream Center lecture chairs more comfortable and kick-off the 2015 with two great nature films on our big screen followed up at the end of the month with a terrific presentation. 

Never been to the Northwest Stream Center?  Get directions here: Contact.

Call 425-316-8592 to register.

Beavers: the best IMAX movie!!...and its free!!!

a virtual swim with Beavers and experience the rich aquatic habitat of one of natures greatest engineers.  Set in the pristine forest and lakes in the hart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain, the film follows the lives of a family of beavers as they grow, play and transform the worlds around them...these critters are amazing engineers!!!

Beavers has played to over 14 million viewers and delighted audiences all over the world. At the end of the movie, all your questions about beaver habits and habitat requirements will be answered by stream ecologist and beaver fan Tom Murdoch.

By the way, this film will be introduced by Sammy the Salmon who will teach you why beaver ponds are great things for salmon!

Call early to reserve a seat as space is limited for this free showing!!

Date: Friday, Jan 16, 2015 
Time: 7 PM
Tickets: This movie is FREE, however, you must register in advance by calling 425-316-8592    
Age Recommendation: This wonderful film is great for the whole family!  Attention parents: kids love this film

Winged Migration

Still have some post-holiday credit card blues?  The Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks are teaming up to offer you some relief.  On Thursday, January 22 at 7 pm you can attend a FREE showing of the wonderful film: Winged Migration at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center Auditorium in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park .

“Now, all around the world, birds are in migration,” says Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch. “Here, eagles have arrived from the far north to eat salmon along the Skagit River...Trumpeter Swans and Snow Geese can now been seen in farm fields of Washington...and occasionally, there are some Snowy Owls from Canada taking in the scene.”  The film Winged Migration was made by 5 film crews following a rich variety of bird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. 

The production team totaled more than 450 people. Seventeen pilots and 14 cinematographers used planes, gliders, helicopters, and balloons to fly along side, above, below and in front of their subjects.  Rolling Stone raved that Winged Migration is “A movie miracle! It soars! You feel privileged!”  Attend this Academy Award Nominated film and you will get to “fly” along with the world’s most beautiful birds through areas as remote as the Arctic and the Amazon and as populated as Paris and New York City.

This beautiful 89 minute film is geared for advanced middle school kids to adults – not young children.  And you should bring a seat cushion to make the NW Stream Center Auditorium lecture chairs more comfortable.  Winged Migration is free, however, you must call 425-316-8592 to reserve a seat

Date: Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 
Time: 7 PM
Tickets: This movie is FREE, however, you must register in advance by calling 425-316-8592    
Age Recommendation: Advanced Middle School age to adults - not for small children.

White Birds of Winter

Join biologist Martha Jordan and learn myths, legends and facts about Washington's White Birds of Winter...our native Trumpeter and Tundra swans and snow geese. Martha will present spectacular photographs and teach you about their life history, biology, and identification tips. 

will also share some of her exciting and entertaining experiences being a “mother swan” at her home.

During this Streamkeeper Academy event, Martha will teach you some of the problems and controversy that these beautiful birds face on their Washington State Wintering grounds...and what is needed to ensure their future. 

By the way, in addition to “mothering” baby swans, she also helps in the care of injured adult water fowl - see her releasing a rehabilitated swan to the wild on King TV.  Swans are the real “Big Bird!”

Martha chairs the Washington Swan Stewards, an affiliate of The Trumpeter Swan Society -- a non-profit organization dedicated to assuring the vitality and welfare of wild swan populations. 

Free Swan Identification Pamphlets will be provided to everyone who attends.

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Members / $7 Non-members. Advance Purchase Necessary by calling 425-316-8592
Minimum Class Size: 15
Age Recommendation: Grade 5 to Adult.