“Killer Whale Tales” at the Northwest Stream Center!

Join us on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 1:00 PM to see Killer Whales “swimming” on the walls at the Northwest Stream Center.  Thanks to amazing video photography by Jeff Hogan from Killer Whale Tales (killerwhaletales.org), you will be able to learn how to identify each member of the “Southern Pod.”  They reside in waters around the San Juan Islands and make occasional trips south into Puget Sound.  

Jeff will teach you to recognize if the Orcas you see in Puget Sound are hunting for salmon, traveling from one area to another, or just playing as they leap and splash.  You will also observe these magnificent whales  sleeping….they sleep “on the move” by putting one-half of their extremely large brain to sleep while navigating with the other half!!

Thanks to a video-cam attachment, you will see a “whales eye view” of swimming in a killer whale pod (never seen on TV).  “Jeff Hogan’s entertaining presentation is not only very educational, but fun for young and old.” says Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Tom Murdoch.  “He is not only a great teacher and photographer, but a trained actor to boot.  Jeff puts on a ‘whale of a show’!!!”

This will be a fun afternoon that you can cap off with a stroll around the Northwest Stream Centers Elevated Nature Trail and where you can learn about salmon habitat that is essential for the survival of killer whales.  

Date: 06/08/2019                  
Time: 1pm 
Tickets: $5 Members / $7 Non-members.
Advance Purchase Necessary.  Call 425-316-8592 for reservations.
Age Recommendation: Grade 1 to Adult.

Native Trees of the Puget Sound Area with Kevin Zobrist at the NW Stream Center!

On Thursday July 19 at 7pm, Washington State University Forester and author of Native Trees of Western Washington Kevin Zobrist will be presenting Native Trees of the Puget Sound Area at the Northwest Stream Center. It is located in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett WA. Reservations are required by calling the Adopt A Stream Foundation at 425-316-8592; $5 AASF Members, $7 non-members. 

Kevin, a certified forester and associate professor of forestry who earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in forestry from the University of Washington, spent a lot of time during the last decade roaming the forests of Washington taking great color photos of trees that are in his new book. He will be sharing those images during a fast moving presentation about native trees of the Puget Sound Area and how they interact in a forest ecosystem. 

“There are many good books on the market about trees,” says Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch. “This is the best about native trees in Western Washington…and Kevin is a very entertaining speaker who will teach you how to identify and enjoy all the trees in the forest.” During this fast paced presentation he will be providing answers to many of those forest question you may have tucked away including:

Why do trees die and when should we be concerned? 
Do trees communicate with one another? 
How do fires, landslides, wind, insects, fungi and other disturbances affect forests and how should those disturbances be managed? 
Why do some Western redcedar branches turn orange in the fall? 
Can people and forests co-exist? 
Why are some trees tall and others short? 
What kinds of animals live in the trees? 
How long do different types of trees live? 
How deep do tree roots go? 
Why do some trees lose their leaves and others don’t? 
Should we cut down dead trees or keep them for the birds? 
What is forest succession? 
Why are forests important for salmon? 

Don’t be a “bump on a log.” Come to the Northwest Stream Center and learn forest dynamics from Kevin Zobrist. Call the Adopt A Stream Foundation now at 425-316-8592 to reserve your space this for July 19 event. The show is at 7pm, but if you arrive an hour early, you will be able to take a leisurely stroll through a beautiful forest surrounded by wetlands on the Northwest Stream Center Elevated Nature Trail! Kevin will be available for a book signing after the show.

Killer Whale Tales

See Killer Whales “swimming” on the walls at the Northwest Stream Center.  Thanks to amazing video photography by Jeff Hogan from Killer Whale Tales (killerwhaletales.org), you will be able to learn how to identify each member of the “Southern Pod.”  They reside in waters around the San Juan Islands and make occasional trips south into Puget Sound.  

Jeff will teach you to recognize if the Orcas you see in Puget Sound are hunting for salmon, traveling from one area to another, or just playing as they leap and splash.  You will also observe these magnificent whales  sleeping….they sleep “on the move” by putting one-half of their extremely large brain to sleep while navigating with the other half!!

Thanks to a video-cam attachment, you will see a “whales eye view” of swimming in a killer whale pod (never seen on TV).  “Jeff Hogan’s entertaining presentation is not only very educational, but fun for young and old.” says Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Tom Murdoch.  “He is not only a great teacher and photographer, but a trained actor to boot.  Jeff puts on a ‘whale of a show’!!!”

This will be a fun afternoon that you can cap off with a stroll around the Northwest Stream Centers Elevated Nature Trail and where you can learn about salmon habitat that is essential for the survival of killer whales.  

                               

Date: Saturday, June 16                            
Time: 1pm 
Tickets: $5 Members / $7 Non-members.
Advance Purchase Necessary.  Call 425-316-8592 for reservations.
Minimum Class Size: 20
Age Recommendation: Grade 1 to Adult.