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Families: Art projects focus on marine life of estuaries

Watershed Art and Discovery Day focuses on estuaries and the creatures that live in them, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Padilla Bay Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road, in the coastal Skagit County village of Bay View.

Free activities include making an estuary collage, making a jellyfish, and creating a miniature habitat. The session is conducted by Breazeale Interpretive Center’s artist in residence and by the Skagit Conservation Education Alliance.

Registration is requested at padillabay.gov or by calling 360-428-1558.

The center features aquariums and interactive displays about the plant and animal life and the ecology of the Salish Sea. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. There are clean restrooms, places to picnic and plenty of free parking. A trail offers beach access.

There’s a 1-foot low tide at 9:10 a.m. June 27.

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