Get Your Earth On!

“Get Your Earth On!” Engages and Connects Everyone to the Natural Environment

Announcing our New Program for 2018, "Making Burien (More) Awesome"

Get Your Earth On!  Inspires Burien Residents to Plant Trees
and Establish Backyard Wildlife Habitats
to Address Climate Change

This program is currently running in collaboration with the "Making Burien Awesome" program. Click here to see the program details for 2018.

Youths of all ages experience fun, learning activities in the classroom and out of doors. In past events participants discovered how a wetland works, where storm water goes, what lives below the water in Puget Sound, the life cycle of the salmon, native plants and noxious weeds, and more….  Events in 2018 focus on planting trees to sequester carbon and  mitigate climate change.

22 Benefits of trees - This document, with talking points and a tree picture to color,  can be used with teens and younger.  We used this for an Earth Day presentation with 22 kids presenting before an audience in a public park.  Youths of varying ages read a statement.

Activities include learning about climate change, the life cycle of the Pacific Northwest Salmon, gardening, building a butterfly, bug, or bird habitat, learning about electric vehicles, having fun with crafts, art, music, and theater.

Here's a link from the National Wildlife Federation that is specific to King County.  https://www.nwf.org/en/Our-Work/Environmental-Threats/Climate-Change/Climate-Smart-Conservation/Climate-Smart-Communities/King-County

“Get Your Earth On! ” Join us at the Burien Community Center for a series of workshops

We invite you to participate in the education workshops, habitat restoration work parties that  provide information on the local impacts of climate change.  March events take place in the Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room. 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

March 17, Saturday   1:00 - 3:00 PM
Climate Change, Carbon Pollution - Where we are Globally and What We Can Do About It Locally -  Yes, Planting Trees Really Does Make a Difference!

Co-Host TBA from Together for Climate and Plant for the Planet

Learn about carbon sequestration happening in your own backyard, how to use a carbon calculator, and determine what native trees work best for your yard.  The event also includes a snapshot of where we are now and what’s happening globally and locally to reduce carbon pollution.


March 24, Saturday   1:00 - 3:00 PM
How to Establish a Backyard Wildlife Habitat using Native Trees and Plants -  A Focus on Plants that Support and Attract Birds and Pollinators

Co-Host is National Wildlife Federation Habitat Educator, Anna Lindstrom
Learn about the 4 elements that attract wildlife to your yard and why urban wildlife habitats are important. Help Burien become a Wildlife Habitat Community.


March 31, Saturday   1:00 - 3:00 PM
Backyard Wildlife Habitats Combined with Sustainable Garden Practices to Live in Harmony with Nature

Co-Host is Taryn Koerker, A Founder of the New Start Community Garden in Burien
Learn about Sustainable Gardening Practices help your garden to thrive and attract necessary pollinators.
3 Peas in a Pod. People, Plants, Practices, Perfectly in Harmony with Nature.
Great tips on edible native plants for your yard or wildlife habitat.


April 20, Friday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Join the City of Burien for the Annual, Celebratory Earth Day Tree Planting in Mathison Park

Park location: 533 S 146th St, Burien, WA 98168


April - Wildlife Month in Burien with the National Wildlife Federation

        It's Garden for Wildlife Month! Win a birdbath, nesting box, how-to book and more from @NWF. http://bit.ly/2prPAdi