Opening Celebration of Environmental Learning Center

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Jan 27, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Point Defiance Park

District: Point Defiance, Ruston

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Tacoma Public Schools and Metro Parks Tacoma invite you to come celebrate the completion and opening of the new Environmental Learning Center at Point Defiance Park!

You’ll find tons of fun, free activities inside the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) and throughout the park.

Visit the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) to

*Take a student-led tour
*Participate in fun, educational, hands-on activities for all ages

Visit the Point Defiance Park room inside the ELC to:

*Receive exclusive promotional rates and limited-time rental packages for MPT Picnic Shelters and Signature Rental Facilities
*Learn more about Point Defiance Marina’s summer kayaking opportunities
*Engage with Fort Nisqually’s living history interpreters

In celebration of the ELC and Tacoma voter approved bond projects, Metro Parks is offering FREE general admission for Tacoma residents (valid ID required) on Jan. 27 at:
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Fort Nisqually Living History Museum.

Stop by the Point Defiance Park Visitors Center to receive FREE “Live like the Mountain is Out” giveaways for Tacoma residents while supplies last.

Note: The entrance to the ELC is to the left of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s main entrance.

Point Defiance Park
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 305-1088

About the Environmental Learning Center:
In 2009, Tacoma Public Schools teamed up with Metro Parks Tacoma to establish the Science and Math Institute. Today, Point Defiance Park’s vast 760 acres serve as the campus for the public high school.

Thanks to voter approval of a school construction package in 2013, the new Environmental Learning Center provides classrooms for SAMI students and serves as a hub where every Tacoma Public Schools preschool student will spend a week immersed in nature. The ELC will also serve as the home for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s conservation engagement and volunteer programs.

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