Wild Things

Meets every Friday 9:30–11:00AM.

Explore nature at a child's pace, searching for animal evidence and signs of the season. Nurture a sense of wonder while exploring our world. Wild Things is just as much for parents as it for children. Adults stoke their own curiosity and discover secrets about the wild life around us. Parents describe our explorations as a nature class for adults, and a fun class for their children. All questions are welcome.

Our pace is slow and we explore all kinds of trails, so it is best suited for parents who wear their babies, children who are experienced walkers or have adults willing to carry them over the rough bits. Strollers are not advised unless indicated. Parents are responsible for their children and their safety at all times. No pets, please

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

Please visit our registration page to donate online. Thank you for supporting this program and making hands-on nature discovery accessible for everyone!

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

Jason & Henry, sniffing flowers

Where are the Wild Things in March?

Whatcom Falls Park

We LOVE this park. There is just so much to explore on these trails. We spy on ducks at the Derby pond, look at lichens, search for beavers, squish berries, discover lots of scat, examine branching patterns, distinguish trees vs shrubs and smell those early spring flowers. Whew, spring is a busy time.

Directions: New Location, as of March 15: Google Map. Meet us in the Upper Playground near the big climbing rock, across the street from DaVinci's and Lafeens (the donut shop!). Stroller friendly trail!

Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share.  



Freyja modeling her rain gear


Wardrobe Preparedness: Young children do not have the same ability to regulate their body temperatue as adults, as you may notice from their wildly (and hilariously) inappropriate clothing choices. During these cold wet times, it's important to dress your littles like a duck. Well, more like a sheep! Warm layers of wool, fleece, down and a waterproof layer works best for happy, comfortable exploring for 1 1/2 hours. Especially thick wool socks. Those things are magic! Avoid cotton if you can. It's rotten for the outdoors, the explorers say! Cotton just absorbs moisture and doesn't retain heat.