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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.

Fort Worden State Park

  1. Foundations of Woodworking

    January 8, 2018 - March 30, 2018

    This course will drill deep into the basics, beginning with a firm foundation in understanding wood as a material and incorporates introductory training in a wide range of techniques. You'll leave with a in depth experience of hand tools, practice applications of joinery methods, consider choices for wood selection and working with non-toxic materials, and understand practical planning for designing and executing woodworking projects. The curriculum focuses on imparting skills through a series of projects designed to build on one another in techniques and complexity.

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  2. Furniture Making: Finding your Voice

    January 8, 2018 - March 30, 2018

    This 12 week course is focused on developing the skills that will allow you to start to find your voice as a furniture designer / maker. Design will be the consistent thread through the numerous projects of this class. We will take a hybrid approach to furniture making by blending traditional hand tool techniques with pragmatic use of woodworking machines.

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Iron Horse State Park

  1. Family-friendly Snowshoe Hike

    February 10, 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Iron Horse State Park

    Family-friendly Snowshoe Hike at Crystal Springs SnoPark, off I-90 at Exit 62, 8 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass. Bring snowshoes (and poles if you want), layered clothing, boots and water. This event is free but Sno-Park permits are required: Daily Snow Park Pass + Discover Pass OR Seasonal Snow Park Pass + Groomed Trail Sticker.

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Lake Easton State Park

  1. Family-friendly Snowshoe Hike

    February 10, 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Family-friendly Snowshoe Hike at Lake Easton State Park. Bring snowshoes (and poles if you want), layered clothing, boots and water. This event is free but Sno-Park permits are required: Daily Snow Park Pass + Discover Pass OR Seasonal Snow Park Pass + Groomed Trail Sticker.

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Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Volunteer Habitat Restoration Event at Lake Sammamish State Park

    February 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Join Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park and AmeriCorps in an ongoing volunteer effort to revitalize the natural areas of this beautiful park. We’re seeking help to remove invasive weeds and restore native vegetation, to improve the area for both wildlife and park visitors. No experience necessary!

    Snacks, hot beverages, parking vouchers, and all necessary tools and gloves will be supplied.

    To RSVP and receive more information, please contact Sarah Crestol, AmeriCorps Service Member with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, at Sarah.Crestol@parks.wa.gov.

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Rockport State Park

  1. Deep Forest Experience in Rockport State Park

    February 10, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Rockport State Park

    Rockport State Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of maple trees and old growth fir, cedar and hemlock. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet. They include the 500-year old Grandmother Cedar.

    During the walks, interpretive staff and guest speakers will discuss the ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, bird and animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi.

    Participants are encouraged to dress for cold, wet, winter weather, including suitable footwear.

    Visitors can also duck into the family-friendly Discovery Center, enjoy free refreshments and hot cocoa by the woodstove, explore interactive displays, watch nature videos, read books and make crafts.

    Rockport will also offer Junior Ranger programs this winter, which combine age-appropriate opportunities for children to learn, play and protect natural spaces.

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  2. Lichens and Why They're Important to the Forest in Rockport State Park

    February 10, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rockport State Park

    Come and learn about lichens and why they are so important to the forest ecosystem! This program will be lead by Dr. Katherine Glew, associate curator, University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum of Natural History.

    Visitors can also duck into the family-friendly Discovery Center, enjoy free refreshments and hot cocoa by the wood stove, explore interactive displays, watch nature videos, read books and make crafts.

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