Fall 2011 Annual Report to Our Community
Seward Park was chosen as an urban center site because of its rich diversity of natural habitat as well as human culture, with tens of thousands of people visiting this nearly 300-acre park, rich with old growth forest and freshwater shoreline, every year. We are proud to say that we have achieved what we set out to do: serving up to 15,000 people in our community each year with excellent free and low-cost science and nature programs. In the past year, we increased the number of students served by nearly 50 percent and helped restore more than 10,000 square feet of habitat here at the park. <span class="link">Read more</span>.
Seward Park: 100 Years of Inspiration
Read this Seattle Times article by Kirsten Johnson that highlights the Seward 100 art show at the Seward Park Audubon Center and the history and inspiration of Seward Park.Includes a nice profile of the Seward Park Audubon Center as well. For the full article, click here.
First Tracey Silva-Wayling Scholarship Awarded
We are pleased to award Ashley Esgate with the Tracey Silva-Wayling Scholarship in honor of her outstanding scholarship and leadership. Ashley worked at the Seward Park Audubon Center this summer as a TogetherGreen Fellow serving as a summer camp counselor and community program specialist.
She returns to the University of Washington this fall to complete her undergraduate degree in environmental studies and education. Ashley volunteers with the Burke Museum, WASHPirg, CRHS Key Club, National Honor Society, Boys & Girls Club, The Heifer Project, and the Humane Society, and is fluent in Korean and proficient in Spanish. She completed the International Baccalaureate program at Columbia River High School in three years through participation in the Running Start program. Ashley is a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Seward Park Playground and the Audubon Center in Parent Map
Here is a nice article in Parent Map about Seward Park, the Audubon Center, and the playground written by our Master Urban Naturalist Andrea Ptak. It gives a good overview of the Center’s offerings for families.
The Seward Park Audubon Center Featured in ParentMap
The Seward Park Audubon Center was featured as item # 60 in a ParentMap article on 101 ways to save money now! "You can explore parks on your own, but for low-cost (or free!) guided nature walks, classes and family days, head straight to Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center. (Even if you don’t sign up for an activity, the free-roaming tortoise — and nature library — provide hours of fun for little ones.)"
Seward Park Audubon Center Highlighted in Red Tricycle
Red Tricycle raves about Seward Park and the Environmental & Audubon Center as a great place to take kids of all ages. Read about the family programs at the Center and the new naturalistic playground next door.
Seward Park Featured in Northwest Travel Magazine
Seward Park is featured and the Seward Park Audubon Center is mentioned in this article about four great urban parks in Northwest Travel magazine’s article “Wild in the City” by Allen Cox. Read full article .
Seattle Sketcher: Feeding Our Feathered Friends
by Gabriel Campanario
The Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center is featured in this blog posting on January 1, 2010 with two of Gabriel Campanario’s sketches. A version of this article was also printed in the Saturday, January 2, 2010 Seattle Times.