Community Events

Tiny Trees partners with an array of organizations, community members and groups to bring our commitment to a childhood spent in the outdoors beyond our Monday-Friday classrooms. These events are free and everyone is welcome! As we develop new events and activities, or staff activities that are open to the public, we will post them on this page. Our community programming is made possible by support from King County Parks.

If you have an idea for a community-centered event or program, please reach out to

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 18th, 2023. 10:00am-2:00pm: Bird Fest at the Environmental Science Center (Burien Community Center)

The Environmental Science Center (ESC) is hosting their annual Bird Fest event in February! There will be hourly bird walks, presentations, family nature walk, booths, door prize raffle, crafts and hands-on activities for all ages. Tiny Trees will be there with crafts and resources. And we’re excited to lead a nature hike during the event! This event is free, advance registration is required for the bird walks and hikes.

Past Events:

Saturday, November 5th, 2022. 10:00am-11:30am: Funky Mushroom Event (Cougar Mountain)

Join us for our second annual Mushroom Hike! This year, our mushroom hike will take place at our Cougar Mountain classroom location, near Red Town Trailhead. We will be taking families and community members on a short hike to search for mushrooms. We will provide mushroom guides and magnifying glasses to aid in our search! We will also have activities available. Register here by November 2nd so we can prepare supplies for this event.

This year, we are also excited to have Popcorn Forest School join us this year to help us search for mushrooms! They are another outdoor preschool in the Cougar Mountain area. Check our their website to learn more about their programs!

Saturday, October 29th, 2022. 1:00pm-3:00pm: Clear the Gear: An Outdoor Gear Exchange with Tiny Trees Preschool (Dottie Harper Park, Burien)

Save the date for our second annual community gear exchange! This year, we will be having our gear exchange event in our classroom space at Dottie Harper Park in Burien. We know kiddos can grow out of stuff quickly, so we’re inviting everyone to stop by and donate items you no longer need and/or to pick up new and gently used gear and accessories. This includes items like rain pants, jackets, gloves and hats (while supplies last). Register here by Wednesday, October 27th if you want to reserve certain types of gear and sizes. We will also have activities and giveaways and community resources. Since this event also takes place during Halloween weekend, we also encourage costumes! If you’re interested in volunteering, sign up here!

Saturday, September 24th, 2022. 12:00pm-4:000pm: Detective Cookie Chess Park Grand Opening (Rainier Valley)

We will be celebrating the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Detective Cookie Chess Park in South Seattle! There will be food, music, and of course chess! Tiny Trees will be tabling with activities and freebies to take home. This event is free to the public, all ages are welcome!

Saturday, September 10th, 2022. 12:00pm-3pm: Fall Open House at Shark Garden (Burien)

Join us at Shark Garden for their 2022 Fall Open House! There will be all kinds of fun activities for the whole family, including leaf printing art with Burien Arts, lemonade making with Tiny Trees, plant sales with Wanderlust Nursery, snacks with the White Center Food Bank, a fundraiser bake sale, taste tests, and garden experts answering your garden questions from the Garden Hotline. This is event is free, no registration required. Stop by and celebrate the harvest season!

Sunday, August 14th, 2022. 11:00am-1:00pm: Arts in the Park at Big Finn Hill (Kirkland)

Tiny Trees is excited to host a fun day of arts and crafts in the park! At this event, families will get the opportunity to bring their kiddos and participate in some nature based art projects together. Nature is full of beautiful and artful creations. Take some time to explore the park to observe the trees, search for unique rocks or leaves, listen for animal friends, and gather some potential materials for your art projects! We will provide different art materials for everyone to use. Families are welcome to use any of the materials provided (as supplies last). We will also be giving out school supplies to those families who have registered ahead of time. This event is free, registration required. Please register here! 8106 NE 138th St, Kirkland, WA 98034

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022. 9:30am-10:30am & Tuesday, August 9. 9:00am – 10:00am: Tide Pools for Tots with the Environmental Science Center (Seahurst Park, Burien)

Spend time with your little one gently exploring the beach of Seahurst Park with Environmental Science Center Naturalists! Meet at the Center for stories, songs, and games about local marine wildlife before discovering the wonders of tide pools during low tides. Tiny Trees will be there starting 30 minutes prior to lead a sea-themed craft and hand out resources! Tide Pools for Tots is designed for marine explorers ages 2-4, but family and friends welcome! This event is free, registration required. Please register here! 126 SW 148th Street, Suite C100-90, Burien, WA 98166

Saturday, July 23, 2022 & Saturday, August 13th, 2022. 11:00am – 12:30pm: Make Your Own Lemonade Event with Shark Garden (Burien)

Make your own custom lemonade with Tiny Trees and Shark Garden! Tiny Trees is excited to partner with Shark Garden, a community garden and education center located at the New Start Community Garden in Burien, WA. Participants will get the opportunity to make and customize their lemonade flavor with herbs and berries found in the community garden. Kiddos will be able to see where some of their food comes from and how to properly care and harvest them. This event is free and all families are welcome! Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here! 614 SW 120th St, Seattle, WA 98146

Saturday, July 16, 2022. 12:30pm – 2:30pm: Summer Beach Walks with the Environmental Science Center (Seahurst Park, Burien)

Explore Seahurst’s shoreline with the Environmental Science Center’s Beach Naturalists or on your own using our beach guides during low tides. These walks are designed for marine explorers of all ages and group sizes. You will even be able to take home your own animal ID guide! Tiny Trees will also be there with resources, activities, and to help explore! This event is free, no registration required! Meet near the public restrooms by the playground.

Saturday, May 21, 2022. 1:30PM – 3:30PM: MathFest with ZenoMath (Bryn Mawr-Skyway)

Mathfest is back! Join ZenoMath and friends for a fun afternoon of games, activities, resources and food! This event is for children ages 3-11yo. This event is free, registration required. Please register here. Campbell Hill Elementary School, 6418 S 124th St, Seattle, WA 98178.

Saturday, May 14, 2022. 10:00AM – 12:00PM: JumpStart Literacy Day (Central District, Seattle)

We can’t wait to join our friends at JumpStart for their Literacy Day at Estelita’s Library. There will be story time (in multiple languages), and free activities and books for all participants! Food and drinks will also be provided. This is event is free and for all ages! The books and activities are aimed towards early learners, but all ages are welcome!

Saturday, April 30, 2022. 10:30AM – 11:30AM: Finding Math (Rainier Beach, Seattle)

Find Math with I-Labs and Tiny Trees at Be’er Sheva Park! This event is aimed towards early learners, but all ages are welcome! We will read some books, chat about math, and go on a self-guided scavenger hunt to find shapes, patterns, numbers, and more while exploring the park! Registration is required. Be’er Sheva park, 8650 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118.

Sunday, April 24, 2022. 12:00PM – 3:00PM: Honor Earth Day Event with Nurturing Roots Farm (Beacon Hill, Seattle)

We’re so excited to support Nurturing Roots’ Earth Day celebration! There will be community resources, art, music, farm tours, a bounce house and much more! Click here for the event page. Registration is not required. Nurturing Roots Farm, 6218 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98108.

Saturday, November 20, 2021. 10:00AM – 11:30AM: Funky Mushroom Event (Seward Park, Seattle)

Join us for our Family Mycology Hike! In addition to the hike, we’ll have mushroom guides and activities, too. This is an all-ages event, everyone is welcome! Please register by Nov. 15th, so we can prepare supplies for the event. Seaward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle, WA 98118.

Saturday, October 30, 2021. 1:00PM – 4:00PM: Clear the Gear: An Outdoor Gear Exchange (Be’er Sheva Park, Seattle)

Save the date for this community gear exchange! We know kiddos can grow out of stuff quickly, so we’re inviting everyone to stop by and donate items they no longer need and/or to pick up new and gently used gear/accessories to take home! This includes items like rain pants, jackets, gloves and hats. Please register by Oct. 28th.

Saturday, September 25, 2021. 10:00AM – 11:30AM: Pretzel Tree Trail Family Hike (Squak Mountain, Issaquah Alps)

We hope you can join us! We’re excited to partner with The Wilderness Society for this family-friendly event. We’ll be meeting in Seattle at 8:45am at the Mount Baker Light Rail Station to take the 9:13AM Trailhead Direct bus to Squak Mountain. Please register by Sept. 23rd, so we can prepare supplies and items for everyone.