Wild Things

Nurture a sense of wonder while exploring our world. If you're curious about the natural world and interested in discovering the flora and fauna of our local parks, Wild Things is for you!

Wild Things is intended to be a nature class for adults and a fun sensory experience and wonder-full adventure for young children. Our outings are ideal for families with children 6 years old and under, but we always have something fun up our sleeves for older children and adults. All ages are welcome! We all discover secrets about the wild life around us.

No School Fridays - Join Us!

Our pace is determined by the children's rate of discovery. We are all about the journey, not the destination. We explore all kinds of trails, so sturdy footwear is recommended.

Parents are responsible for their children and their safety at all times. No pets, please

To sign up for our seasonal newsletter, Wild Connections, click here

Join our Community Programs email list here.

No pre-registration required.

Suggested Donation: $5 (Whether that's per person or per family is up to you).

Click here to donate online. Thank you for supporting this program and making hands-on nature discovery accessible for everyone. Save time by completing our Liability Release and bringing it with you. We'll need one for each person!

For questions, email Holly Roger, holly@wildwhatcom.org.

Where are the Wild Things in February?

Interurban Trail

Fridays from 9:30–11AM 

The Wild Things always find the first signs of spring blossoms on this trail. What? Flowers in February? Yes, indeed. And it's not just because the Wild Things are closer to the ground, or because they notice the tiniest details. Spring really does start in February in the Pacific Northwest. Join us this month for a welcome breath of fresh air, nest counting, tree sex discovery and a little nature fun and games.   

Bring a simple, healthy snack to share!

Directions: We meet on the Interurban trail near the intersection of Old Fairhaven Parkway and 24th Street, just north of the veterinarian's clinic. Here's the Google Map link for specific directions.  

Look for the Wild Whatcom EVENT sign. 



Children rarely have an awareness of their body temperature, which you may have witnessed in their creative yet wildly inappropriate clothing choices. They don't feel cold, until suddenly, they're crying because their wee toes are so cold. Kids who are warm can explore happily in the winter, with just a few mindful clothing choices. Here's how to dress like a sheep, or tips for happy kids during cold weather: 

  • Be prepared to get wet and dirty. 
  • A good rule is for children to wear at least one more layer than you do. Bundle up and dress in warm layers of wool, fleece, down jackets or snowsuits. Cotton is rotten as it doesn't retain heat and once it's wet, you're done. 
  • Thick wool socks are the Wild Things secret weapon against cold feet. 
  • Warm hat and gloves.
  • Raincoat and rain boots. 
  • We recommend bringing a change of clothes on our adventures because, if it's raining and it's pouring, we go exploring! 

 For bigger kids, check out more Be Prepared tips here.

Where to find the Wild Things - all year long.

We explore a specific local park each month!

March: Whatcom Falls Park

April: Stimpson Family Nature Reserve

May: Cornwall Park (6th year anniversary!)

June: Marine Park

July: North Lake Whatcom Park

August: Lake Padden Park - West Entrance

September: Whatcom Falls Park

October: Whatcom Falls Park

November: Cornwall Park

December: Connelly Creek Nature Area