Child with alder cones

Did you know Carkeek Park has 5 different habitats? Have you hunted for water bugs in the wetlands, sat under an ancient apple tree to listen for birds, pretended to be a salmon traveling up Piper’s Creek, found treasures at the beach, watched butterflies over the meadow,  or stroked the moss on a tree? You can do these things with us! All while meeting other parents and young children who enjoy being outside.

Wild Child Seattle is a parent and child nature program based out of Seattle’s Carkeek Park. Join us for habitat exploration designed for young children aged 18 mo – 7 years and their adults.

We provide a structure for young children to learn about nature in a variety of ways: by exploring with age-appropriate tools, by walking to and within different habitats; by hearing stories and singing songs; and by engaging their creative brains with art projects. We explore using all 5 senses. (Yes, even taste!)

Our hope is that all children and their families will develop a love of being outside in nature together.  We’d like to help your family discover and connect with Seattle’s urban wilderness.

Come learn and explore with us!