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Northwest Stream Center

Northwest Stream Center to present "Welcome to Subirdia" with UW wildlife researcher John Marzluff

University of Washington researcher John Marzluff. Photo courtesy of Northwest Stream Center.

On Thursday, June 29th, the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park will host University of Washington Wildlife Science researcher John Marzluff's "Welcome to Subidia" presentation. He will be sharing a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. 

Docent Naturalists wanted at the Northwest Stream Center

Elevated Nature Trail at Northwest Stream Center. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.

Do you have a passion for forests, wetlands, streams, fish and wildlife? Enjoy communicating with small groups of people?  Would you like to wander a few times a month through a very beautiful 20-acre natural area where views of flora and fauna change every day?  Then the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center may be the place for you.  

"Swamp Creatures of the Night" at the Northwest Stream Center

 "Swamp Creatures of the Night" includes: a naturalist led interpretive tour of the new NW Stream Center Elevated Nature Walk after dark. Photo courtesy of Northwest Stream Center.

At 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 21st; Tuesday, April 26th; and Thursday April 28th, Adopt A Stream Foundation (AASF) Ecologist Les Meade will be leading up to ten adventurers on a half mile walk through a very complex wetland and forest wildlife habitat on the Northwest Stream Center’s new Elevated Nature Walk.

Advance registration is required!

Northwest Stream Center offers Holiday Trees for Salmon & Elevated Nature Trail “Sneak Peek”

Sammy the Salmon enjoys a Holiday Tree! Photo courtesy of Northwest Stream Center.

The holiday season is upon us. To help coming celebrations, the Adopt A Stream Foundation will be selling 200 "Live & Wild" Holiday Trees for Salmon. The trees cost $35 to $50 and will be available at the Northwest Stream Center Saturday, December 12th, between 10 am and 2 pm.

"Wolverines in the North Cascades," at the Northwest Stream Center

A wolverine research team at work. Photo courtesy of Northwest Stream Center.

“Wolverines are mysterious and, to me, are symbolic of wilderness and wild things,” says Keith Aubry, a scientist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station. Join Keith Aubry at the Northwest Stream Center at 7 pm on the night of Thursday, November 5th. He will present magnificent wolverine images showing their habits and habitat requirements, and share many amazing “nose to nose” tales about this very secretive animal.

"Creatures of The Black Lagoon" on Halloween Eve

Get in the Halloween spirit by seeing “Creature of the Black Lagoon” on Halloween Eve. Illustration by Bruce Lennon.

This year’s Streamkeeper Academy Halloween event is a double feature starting at 7 pm on Friday, October 30th, in the Northwest Stream Center Auditorium.

First you can get in the Halloween spirit by seeing the voracious and somewhat gruesome eating habits of dragonfly larvae unveiled in a fascinating 30-minute presentation. Next up is the (1 hr. 20 min.) 1954 black and white film “Creature of the Black Lagoon.”

"Killer Whale Tales" - An update on the San Juan Island Killer Whales

Find out the latest information on five new babies, born earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Northwest Stream Center.

This has been an exciting year for San Juan Killer Whale fans...five new babies!

Research biologist Jeff Hogan who is a champion of our local Killer Whales, will be presenting “Killer Whale Tales” on Saturday, October 3rd, at 11 am at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park.

Creatures of the Night, at the Northwest Stream Center

Creatures of the Night includes a naturalist led interpretive tour of the new Northwest Stream Center Elevated Nature Walk after dark. Photo courtesy of Northwest Stream Center.

Looking for an exciting new night adventure? A walk on the wild side? On Thursday, September 10th, at 7:30 pm and again on Saturday, September 19th, at 7:30 pm, Adopt A Stream Foundation (AASF) Ecologist Les Meade will be leading up to ten adventurers on a half mile walk through very complex wetland and forest wildlife habitat on the Northwest Stream Center’s new Elevated Nature Walk.

Adopt A Stream Foundation presents "Salmon in the Forest" at the Northwest Stream Center

“Deep Forest” with permission from artist Ray Troll.

The Adopt A Stream Foundation is presenting “Salmon in the Forest” at the Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park on Monday, August 17th, at 10 am; Tuesday, August 18th at 2 pm; and Wednesday, August 19th, at 4 pm.

Advance reservations are required.

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