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Everett- Curious Kids Nature Talk at the Northwest Stream Center! June 23, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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On Saturday, June 23 at 1:30pm, the Adopt A Stream Foundation invites kids between 5 and 11 years old and their parents, grandparents, or aunts and uncles to join Fiona Cohen at the Northwest Stream Center for a Curious Kids Nature Talk. This event is designed to get youngsters ready to explore and enjoy the amazing outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. The Northwest Stream Center is located in Snohomish County’s Mc Collum Park, 600 - 128th Street SE, Everett WA 98208.

Reservations are required by calling 425-316-8592. Admission is $5 for AASF members, $7 for non-members.

Fiona Cohen grew up in Victoria, Canada. As a kid she developed a passion for nature, including birds, rocks, trees, and squishy things on the beach. Her curiosity once led to a black eye while fleeing from an enraged river otter – an interesting tale!

Fiona is also the author of the regional best selling book Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. Cohen says, “This is the book that I wish I had when I was young and exploring the woods and beaches around Victoria and nearby Salt Spring Island.”

During the Curious Kids Nature Talk, Fiona will engage kids and adults with fun facts. Did you know:

· Baby raccoons are smaller than a bar of soap!
· Anemones are green because of photosynthetic algae – so anemones that live in the shade are white!
· Carpenter ants feed each other by vomiting in each other’s mouths!!

Like the book, the Curious Kids Nature Talk is organized by habitat—forest, beaches, fresh water, and backyards and urban parks. During this presentation, kids will learn about some of the most intriguing flora, fauna, and natural phenomena of the region, and many ecological lessons.

To add color to her stories, Fiona will use beautiful, and scientifically accurate illustrations from the book intertwined with photos from around the region and the Northwest Stream Center’s Elevated Nature Trail. Everyone – kids and adults - will become inspired to go outside and explore woods, beaches, lakes, creeks, and backyards along the northwest coast of North America!

Following the Curious Kids Nature Talk, Fiona Cohen will be available for questions and a book signing. As a bonus, everyone who attends will also be able to stroll through 20-acres of forests and wetlands next to a salmon stream on the Northwest Stream Center’s Elevated Nature Trail. Space is limited so make a reservation now by calling 425-316-8592. You can also pre-order the book by calling that number.

MORE ABOUT FIONA COHEN

Fiona earned a BS in Biology from Mc Gill University in Montreal. Then, she became a reporter for the Victoria Times-Colonist Newspaper and the Bellingham Herald where she was on the “outdoor beat.”

Fiona now lives in Seattle and has two kids who are now teenagers and still talk with her! She writes about education, outdoor sports, and science for a number of publications including Seattle’s Child. She grows vegetables (tomatoes are a passion), hikes, camps, knits, and enjoys the theater. Fiona also adores complex board games, obscure musical instruments, and cheese.

The Curious Kids Nature Guide that outlines the amazing world kids can find in woods, beaches, lakes, creeks, and backyards along the northwest coast of North America is her first book. It’s very good!

Learn about other great Adopt A Stream Foundation Streamkeeper Academy events at www.streamkeeper.org or by calling 425-316-8592.