Saturday, March 2, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm Pier Peer in Tacoma takes place at the Point Defiance Marina located at 5912 N. Waterfront Dr. Tacoma, WA 98407. Brianna Charbonnel, Education Specialist at the Tacoma nature center, explained: “The goal is to get people out to learn about the Puget Sound; as it’s an amazing part of the Sound. We all see it and we’re trying to increase the understanding of its life as it’s an amazing thing.
The underwater lights attracts all sorts of creatures and when the creatures come up, participants can examine and scoop them. Divers grab some critters off the bottom and bring some and look in our touch tanks. At the end of the night, everything gets put back in the water.”
Brianna discussed some important information, “Since we are on the docks at night, without railings, each child needs an adult with them. Everyone needs to bring a flashlight and a life jacket (if they have one) otherwise they are provided.” Children aged 8 and older are allowed to participate in this event.
Pre-registration is required for the event and the deadline is Saturday afternoon. Those that are interested in registering can call the Tacoma Nature Center at: 253 591-6439 or visit online: www.metroparkstacoma.org/pier-peer.
When asked who she recommended attend the event, Brianna replied, “It’s family friendly, anybody who’s interested in a new adventure learning about the Sound and wants to try something new, and something different than anyone’s ever done. It is hands on touching and examining critters and looking at different animals. I recommend anyone that’s interested in nature, outdoors, and the Sound, and/or marine life. I would love everybody to come to the event.”
Hot cocoa is also provided at the event. For more information about the event, please call the Tacoma Nature Center at: 253 591-6439 or visit online: www.MetroParksTacoma.org/pier-peer.
By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com