🌎 For Earth Day, meet a champion for marine animals & a dog that helps orcas

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Marine animals & plastics don’t mix

Aria Erickson holds up some kelp

This Earth Day, meet 14-year-old Aria Erickson, who loves orcas, sea bunnies, and changing environmental legislation. Winner of the Washington Foundation for the Environment’s 2020 Environmental Slam with the video “A Single Fish,” which highlighted the dangers of plastic pollution to marine animals, Aria wants everyone to understand the majesty of our region, and shares some easy ways each of us can help protect it.


Stories from the Salish Sea: Eba + the Orcas

Stories from the Salish Sea: Eba + the Orcas

“You save the orcas, you save the Salish Sea.” Eba the scat-sniffing rescue dog has taken that to heart...or maybe nose. Her ability to locate killer whale scat allows researchers to learn what’s hurting our region’s orcas and how we can help them recover. 


One Seattle Day of Service, a citywide day of volunteerism & giving back

Mayor Harrell painting over graffiti

The One Seattle Day of Service will be a citywide day of volunteerism on Saturday, May 21. Mayor Bruce Harrell invites each and every Seattleite to roll up their sleeves, come together, and give back. With more than 2,200 volunteer opportunities across the city with 80 different activities, there's something for everyone. Learn more and sign up at seattle.gov/dayofservice.


Art Zone turns up the heat with Black Dog Forge studio visit

In-studio with Black Dog Forge

Metalwork takes shape right in front of our eyes in this beautifully-choreographed studio tour of the modern blacksmiths at Black Dog Forge. We can’t seem to get enough of this dark-ages artistry at work, but you know, we all have our vices. 


Councilmember Sara Nelson joins Council Edition

Councilmember Sara Nelson on Council Edition

Will the City Council approve a plan for hiring bonuses to attract more police officers? How's the Council helping small businesses still recovering from the pandemic? And, what are the impacts of a proposal to ensure app-based workers get a minimum wage? Council Edition checks in with Councilmember Sara Nelson for the scoop on the latest from City Hall.


Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair

Spirit of '62: Celelbrating the Seattle World's Fair

Thursday marked the 60th anniversary of the Century 21 Exposition, more commonly known as the Seattle World's Fair. In the six months between April 21 and October 21, 1962, nearly ten million visitors flocked to the fairgrounds at what we now call Seattle Center. With themes of modern science, space exploration, and the future, the fair helped shape the world of science and technology and put Seattle on the map.

On the eve of the anniversary, local historian Feliks Banel, hosted this live celebration from the top of the Space Needle, with a guest list that included original fair personnel, attendees, and current leaders discussing the fair, its impact on the city, and how the energy of the “Spirit of ’62” could reinvigorate Seattle’s future.


Auntie Lena and Possum are back!

Look Listen & Learn season premiere at Museum of Flight

Look, Listen & Learn returns to Seattle Channel on May 7, but you can get a sneak peek Thursday, April 28, at the Museum of Flight (or online). Look, Listen & Learn is an educational program whose aim is to advance early learning in children of color and bring joyful programming to families in our region and beyond.


COVID-19 resources

The federal government's covid.gov is a one-stop website for everything COVID. The site aims to carry the latest information on vaccines, masking advice, how to find free masks, vaccines, treatment information, and local information.

Free at-home tests. Each household is eligible to receive two sets of four free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. And, while supplies last, Washingtonians can order up to two COVID-19 test kits per month from the website sayyescovidhometest.org (ordering available in English and Spanish).

Free N95 masks. Visit the federal government's one-stop COVID website to find locations to get free masks. Masks remain an important tool in helping to limit the spread of COVID-19. Health experts recommend that people who are immunocompromised, unvaccinated, or feel sick should wear masks to protect themselves and others when in indoor public spaces.

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