Enjoying the environment for Mother's Day (and everyday!)
Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 19:04
I am a big advocate, as you can see in many of my posts, for not only acting for the environment, but enjoying the environment as well.
Mother's Day is here again. Sadly, I won't get to spend the day with my mom, but I'm coming up with ideas of things to do that are reasonable or free with my mom when I get the chance in the next week. The things I'm brainstorming involve appreciating my other mother, Mother Earth. Here are some great ideas for things to do with your mom for Mother's Day (or to do with anyone any old time). I hope this list inspires you to get out there and enjoy the natural treasures that exist in Washington state!
• Seattle's waterfront: There is so much to do in this delightful area -- explore the arcades, walk along the docks, go to the Seattle Aquarium and see wildlife and learn about ocean preservation and watershed projects, go to the outdoor Olympic Sculpture Park and visit the beautiful Myrtle Edwards Park.
• The International Fountain, located in Seattle Center near the Space Needle. This is a great place to go on a sunny day to cool off or picnic.
• Pacific Science Center. They have great exhibits that allow you to learn about our planet.
• Waterfall Garden Park at 219 Second Ave in Seattle. It's privately owned and free!
• Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center -- old growth forest trails and beaches!
• Visit the Washington Park Aboretum -- more than 200 acres with 5,500 trees and shrubs.
• Visit Mount Rainier, our grandest state mountain for hiking, picnics and learning centers!
• Visit one of the thousands of local or state parks and beaches in our state!
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