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10am – 4pm

Earth Day 2017

Celebrate Earth Day at the WET Science Center!

The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970. Today, over one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Visit us on April 22, 2017 between the hours of 10 am – 4 pm to enjoy family-friendly arts and crafts, an Environmental Education Resource Fair, and the Environmental Issues Slam. You’ll also get to take home a packet of non-invasive and pollinator-friendly flower seeds. Admission and activities are always free!

Environmental Education Resource Fair 12-4 pm

Discover presentations, field experiences, destinations, and ways to get involved in your community! This community event is designed to provide learning and networking opportunities for families, students, teachers, environmental advocates, and more. Participating organizations are members of the Thurston ECO Network. A diverse community of education, communication, and outreach professionals working collaboratively to protect and enhance the health and vitality of the Thurston County region. Check out their Environmental and Sustainability Education Guide.

Environmental Issues Slam 2-4 pm (Canceled*)

The Environmental Issues Slam features a series of 5-minute timed presentations from middle and high school students on an environmental issue of their choice. Audience members and judges will vote separately to choose which presentation was the best. The Slam is intended to inform and entertain the audience as well as educate the presenters during the development of their presentations. This event is moderated by Olympia City Council member Clark Gilman.  Watch the competition and help determine the winners!

*The Environmental Issues Slam is canceled due to very low student participation rates.

If you have questions, contact Amber Smith at or (360) 528-5742.




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