Wild Things

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 a nature class for adults to stoke their own curiosity and a fun sensory experience and wonder-full adventure for children. We all discover secrets about the wild life around us. 

Our pace is determined by the children's rate of discovery, as we are all about the journey not the destination. 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

To sign up for our seasonal newsletter, Wild Connections, click 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 Risk 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 August?

Immersive nature fun!

Lake Padden
Fridays from 9:30am–11am
Suggested $5 donation, whether that's per person or per family is up to you
Donate here to Wild Things. 
In any season, Lake Padden is ripe with recreational opportunities and places to explore! We traverse the trails in winter and in the summer to compare seasonal changes. In August, we "mountain climb", compare duck plumage and eat plenty of delectable berries. We use "Super Secret Spider Spray" to reveal the beauty of shimmering spider webs. Those discoveries are priceless! The trail is stroller friendly and water accessible. Be prepared for a range of temperatures and water play. 
DirectionsGoogle Map. Take the West Entrance and continue through the parking lot until you see the tennis courts on your right. Parking is available on your left. 

Look for the Wild Whatcom event sign.‚Äč


Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share.  




Wardrobe Preparedness: We recommend bringing a change of clothes and a towel on this adventure because, you know... Water happens!