The Olympic Outdoor Center and Poulsbo Marine Science Center are leading an Earth Day wildlife kayak tour Saturday. The organizations created the tour to celebrate Earth Day, raise money for the science center and get people out on the water to usher in the paddling season.
The trip will start with a hands-on tour of the science center, led by director Patrick Mus. Participants will be able to touch sea cucumbers, starfish and other creatures, and watch an octopus and other Puget Sound creatures in tanks.
Participants then will go next door to the Olympic Outdoor Center kayak dock for a basic paddling lesson and to get fitted in double kayaks before heading onto the water for a guided kayak tour.
Spring Courtright, a kayak guide and Olympic Outdoor Center’s program director, will lead paddlers onto Poulsbo’s Liberty Bay, where they’ll watch for harbor seals, purple martins, sea stars and other creatures. After a short paddle, paddlers will take a break.
This trip is open to all ages, and no experience is needed.
The trip is from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $55 for adults and $35 for youth. Registration is required. You can register through the Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District, class number 130748-01, at 206-842-2306, ext. 118, or biparks.org.
For more information, go to olympicoutdoorcenter.com, or contact the center at programs@ kayakproshop.com or 360-297-4659.