Intermediate Birder’s Class This class is for those who have a good background in bird identification., 7-9 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8, Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma; $55/Audubon members, $75/nonmember; www.TahomaAudubon.org.
Eatonville Bird/Nature Walks first Wednesday and Saturday of each month, bring your own equipment, dress for the weather, 10 a.m. Dec. 2 and 5, Eatonville Outdoor, 101 Mashell Ave. South, Eatonville; free; (360) 832-2434; www.eatonvilleoutdoor.com.
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Beginning Homeschool Science Homeschool students explore science through hands-on experiments and activities., 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 3, Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma; $12 per student; www.metroparkstacoma.org.
Budding Scientists Young homeschoolers and other children begin science and nature exploration through games, walks, and crafts., 10:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Dec. 9, Tahoma Audubon Society, 2917 Morrison Rd., University Place; $9 per student; www.TahomaAudubon.org.
MaST Center’s Water Weekends Watch divers search for sea creatures and ask questions via the hi-tech video and audio system or reach out and touch sea creatures in the center’s touch tanks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21 Saturdays through Dec. 19, Highline Community College Marine Science & Technology Center, 28203 Redondo Beach Drive South, Des Moines; Free; www.highline.edu/mast.
Dragon Boat Open Paddle Wear something you don’t mind getting wet. Paddles, life jackets and instructions are provided at the practice site, Johnny’s Dock Restaurant and Marina., 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays, Dragon Boating, 1900 E. D St., Tacoma; free; (253) 970-TDBA (8322); tacomadragonboat.org.
Turkey Trot Fun Run 8 a.m. Nov. 26, Centre at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. N.E., Tacoma; $10-$40; (253) 591-5504; www.metroparkstacoma.org/trot.
Restoration at Glacial Heritage Volunteers are invited to help with restoration work with The Nature Conservancy on the Glacial Heritage Prairie near Littlerock every Tuesday, 9 a.m-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 29, Glacial Heritage Preserve, Glacial Heritage Preserve @46.869138,-123.042115, Olympia.
INTRO TO AVALANCHE AWARENESS Knowing the basics of how to spot and avoid potential snow avalanches is critical for skiers, snowshoers, climbers and anyone who travels in the mountain backcountry in winter and spring; this seminar will offers some basic tools you can employ to help raise your awareness and safety; 7 p.m. Dec. 10; Tacoma Mountaineers Clubhouse, 2302 N. 30th St., Tacoma; free; sign up at tacomamountaineers.org; for information, contact Marty Babare at (253) 756-5576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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