Families will have the chance Tuesday to learn about the creatures that live close to shore during a low-tide program at Titlow Park.
During Metro Parks Tacoma’s “Tiptoe Through the Tidepools,” trained naturalists will be on the beach as the tide goes out, exposing creatures.
Participants should wear shoes suitable for a rocky beach, bring water and use sunscreen. Also, be prepared to get a little muddy. A change of clothes for young children is a good idea.
The free program will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday. The park is at 8425 Sixth Ave., Tacoma.
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For information, contact 253-591-6439 or tacomanaturecenter.org.
The good low tides for exploring will begin Sunday at 10:23 a.m. (-1.7 feet), followed by Monday, 11:05 a.m. (-2.3 feet), Tuesday, 11:46 a.m. (-2.5 feet), Wednesday, 12:26 p.m. (-2.4 feet), and Thursday, 1:06 p.m. (-2 feet). The best exploring is an hour before and after the low tide.
The next “Tiptoe Through the Tidepools” programs will be July 3 from noon-3 p.m. and Aug. 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.