Here’s a quick heads-up about some exciting activities for animal lovers and junior scientists.
First, the Winter Volksmarch is back at NW Trek. This event was originally slated for February, but had to be rescheduled due to storm clean up. Participants in the Volksmarch (basically walking the nature trails) get free admission into the park and half-off tram tours.
I called to check, and the half-off tram tour part,means you’ll be charged half the regular admission rate, which is 17.00 for adults, 12.00 for kids, and 9.00 for 3 and 4 year olds. So, you’re getting a little exercise, and a pretty significant savings, though it’s definitely not free. You could also just do the Volksmarch and then walk around Trek without doing the tram ride (It really is the best part, though).
The Volksmarch is scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday March 4th. If you have a teenager with an interest in working with animals, you might want to go on the 3rd. Why? The 3rd is Trek’s annual career day, a FREE event for high school and college students. For more detail, you can use my link to find the contact number. This is an event that requires registration, and it did fill last year, so don’t wait too long.
You can just show up to do the Volksmarch, but there are some rules to follow once you get there, so be sure to read up on those.
If the zoo is more your beat, Point Defiance has a whole slate of programming for all ages. Believe it or not, their summer day camps have already opened for registration! Our boys have done several of these, and they’ve all been excellent.