June 2, 2014 by Terumi
Oh you know I already have some serious love for the Seattle Aquarium and their great kids’ programs, but I just found out about their low tide Beach Naturalist program and my guys and I had so much fun exploring Tidepools with them last week.
I didn’t realize how many lovely things lived in OUR neighborhood. We explored at Carkeek Park and there were so many kids and school groups there, but the beach was not too crowded and we found lots of neat sea animals and it was awesome having beach naturalists there to talk to us about the neat things we found.
We learned there is a big rock called Whispering Rock because you can hear the barnacles making noises that sound like whispers when you lean close to it.
We also learned that this crab is called a kelp crab and it was not happy.
My guys and I had so much fun, we are definitely going to try and visit all the Seattle beaches for lowtide this summer. It is so amazing what we can find here and sometimes we forget that we don’t have to travel for to find spectacular things. We also love Carkeek Park because the trains go by here and we get to see trains and beach all at the same time.
And any excuse to don rainboots and explore is definitely something that we love!
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