Peer into depths of Puget Sound

Families eager to learn more about life under the surface of Puget Sound will have the chance next week in Olympia and Tacoma. “Pier peer” events give participants chances to see just what strange and unique marine creatures call these local waters home. Be sure to dress for the weather, wear good shoes for a slippery dock and bring flashlights.

OLYMPIA PIER PEER: Join staffers from the South Sound Estuary Association Dec. 5 at Boston Harbor Marina. The event starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. The group is limited to 20 people. Register at sseacenter.org/?page_id=1081.

TACOMA PIER PEER: Sponsored by Foss Waterway Seaport and Metro Parks Tacoma, this Dec. 6 program will run from 7:30-9 p.m., at the Foss Waterway Seaport. The program is for ages 8 and up, and the cost is $8 per person. Registration required. Sign up at metroparkstacoma.org/calendar/index.php?cid=3881.