Do you like to explore the natural world? Do you want to contribute to real science research in a fun outdoor project? Maybe you want to Explore the Shore, Spot the Swallows, or Monitor the Marsh with Point Defiance Zoo naturalists as part of ongoing citizen science projects!


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Join us for low tide beach walks at Owen Beach, where we identify tide pool animals and record their presence and location to add the information to the scientific NatureMapping database. Read more about Explore the Shore!




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Help monitor local nest box sites for purple martins. This program runs from April to August. Join us again next summer!


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Help monitor local wetlands for amphibian egg masses. This program runs from February to June. Thank you for your interest in Monitoring the Marsh! Registration for the 2015 season will open in November 2014.