Go play and learn during low-tide programs

Sure, it’s warm, so why not go to the beach, get a little wet and learn something while doing so.

Low tides this weekend will make for a great opportunity to explore local Puget Sound beaches.

If you want some help while exploring, there will be multiple opportunities in the South Sound.

The Tacoma Nature Center will hold one of its Tiptoe Through the Tidepools programs 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday (July 3). Naturalists will be at Titlow Beach, at the west end of Sixth Avenue in Tacoma.

In Olympia, the South Sound Estuary Association will be hosting several Meet the Beach programs. Again, naturalists will be on hand to answer questions and help identify marine creatures.

Programs will be at Burfoot County Park, 1-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Frye Cove Park, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; Priest Point Park, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; and Tolmie State Park, 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

In the Gig Harbor area, Harbor WildWatch will hold its Get Your Feet Wet program Friday, noon-3 p.m., Kopachuck and Penrose Point state parks; Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Kopachuck and Penrose; and Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Purdy Sand Spit County Park and Joemma Beach State Park.

Wear shoes to protect your feet on the rocky beaches, bring plenty of water to keep everyone hydrated, and apply sunscreen liberally and often.