Brightwater Center offers a summer of fun and learning for all ages

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Treatment plant tours, summer camp programs, photography, nature talks

School’s almost out, but there’s plenty of under-the-sun learning fun coming up at Brightwater Center with a variety of summer programs for young kids, teens and even adults.

King County’s Brightwater Center is located at 22505 State Route 9 S.E. in Woodinville.

Intro to Nature Photography, Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to noon.  

Dust off your camera and join us for an inspirational morning in the field with photographer and artist Jeanne Dodds.

The workshop will begin with classroom-based instruction, followed by time on the Brightwater nature trails with cameras at the ready.

There will be time to share and critique our work at the end of class while we enjoy a light snack.
Participants must be 16 or older. Cost is $45.

Information and registration at:

The Scoop on Poop, Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to noon

Poop. We all do it; from birds to worms to humans. Come to Brightwater Center and join IslandWood and King County as we explore the world of poop and the science behind it.

We’ll search for the poop of the coyotes, deer, rabbits, and otters that live at Brightwater and learn how even when we don’t see wildlife, we can find evidence of their presence.  Free. Register at:

This event is part of the 2013 Seattle Science Festival. Visit for more information.

Brightwater Summer Camp programs with IslandWood, July 8 to Aug. 2

King County partner IslandWood is proud to offer four weeks of exciting, adventurous and educational summer nature camps this year at Brightwater. We have a variety of camps for children entering kindergarten through 6th grade.

For more information on programs and registration, please visit and click on “Brightwater Day Camps.”

Open House and Plant Tours, Saturday, June 15 and July 20, 10 a.m. to noon

Take a tour of King County’s newest clean-water facility and learn how waste is treated, recycled and safely returned to the environment. Children must be at least 9 years old to take the tour, and sturdy close-toed shoes are required.

Register at:

For additional information or to request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities at any of the events, please contact Kristin Covey at (206) 263-9412, 711 TTY Relay, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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