Science Section

Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

The MaST Center will be celebrating the 7th annual OCTOPUS GRADUATION from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13! “We will release Melanie into Puget Sound so that she can apply the knowledge... [Read more]

VIDEO: New reef is reaping rewards off Saltwater State Park

VIDEO: New reef is reaping rewards off Saltwater State Park

A new reef is reaping rewards off Saltwater State Park, and here’s video proof: But… “Over the past few days we’ve witnessed illegal crab pots being dropped on to the reef,”... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Return of the Thunderstorms!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Return of the Thunderstorms!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Return of the Thunderstorms on Cinco de Mayo! What to Expect May 5, 2015: It’s... [Read more]

MaST Center’s Kids Science Camp will be July 27-31; deadline to apply is May 15

MaST Center’s Kids Science Camp will be July 27-31; deadline to apply is May 15

The MaST Center will be hosting their Annual Sound Summer Science Camp from July 27-31, from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and the deadline to apply is May 15. This half-day, one week camp will teach children... [Read more]

Kitchen knives, syringes, election signs & more retrieved during Redondo cleanup

Kitchen knives, syringes, election signs & more retrieved during Redondo cleanup

On Saturday (April 18), 56 volunteers teamed up with the MaST Center and AmeriCorps to do a major cleanup near the Redondo Pier in Des Moines. This was the second annual cleanup, which included... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought explanation and El Niño outlook

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought explanation and El Niño outlook

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Last week I wrote an article about diminishing water concerns. In less than... [Read more]

Volunteers and Scuba Divers needed to help clean Redondo Beach Saturday

Volunteers and Scuba Divers needed to help clean Redondo Beach Saturday

Volunteers and Scuba Divers* are needed to help the MaST Center in making the Redondo Beach waterfront a cleaner space above and below the water’s surface this Saturday, April 18. *Advanced and OWD... [Read more]

Two diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School

Two diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School

Two cases of active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines are being investigated, Public Health – Seattle and King County reported on Saturday, April 4. There is no evidence that... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Multi-day Thunderstorm outbreak!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Multi-day Thunderstorm outbreak!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek For the last few days, thunderstorms have dotted western Washington; stunning... [Read more]

Landslide damages four homes near Saltwater State Park in Des Moines Friday

Landslide damages four homes near Saltwater State Park in Des Moines Friday

A landslide hit just north of Saltwater State Park in Des Moines Friday afternoon (March 27), damaging four homes. There were no injuries or road closures, according to South King Fire & Rescue. A... [Read more]

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

On Tuesday, March 24, the public will be allowed to comment on the long-term plan for airport growth that will increase take-offs and landings by more than 50 percent over the next 20 years. Forecasts... [Read more]

Highline College to host Cyber Defense Competition event on March 21-22

Highline College to host Cyber Defense Competition event on March 21-22

College students from around the Pacific Northwest will have the chance to practice thwarting hackers during the 8th Annual Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on March 21–22, at Highline... [Read more]

Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina on Saturday, March 14

Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina on Saturday, March 14

A Recycling Collection Event will be held at the Des Moines Marina on Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Here are the details: WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. No vehicles... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be Wednesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day – starting at 6 p.m. in Olde Burien. This year, expect some new surprises –... [Read more]

Meet the first South Korean Cosmonaut on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Des Moines

Meet the first South Korean Cosmonaut on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Des Moines

Come meet Yi So-yeon – the first South Korean Cosmonaut – at the Des Moines Activity Center on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 7 – 9 p.m. “Our popular aviation history goes into outer space this year,”... [Read more]

Local Beekeeper will discuss how to raise bees at MaST Center on Sat., Feb. 7

Local Beekeeper will discuss how to raise bees at MaST Center on Sat., Feb. 7

Local Beekeeper Christine Ranegger will discuss how to raise honey bees, orchard mason bees as well as the loveable bumble bee at a talk on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the MaST Center. The talk includes an introduction... [Read more]

Department of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup

Department of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup

The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on the 1989 cleanup of contaminated soil at the former Davis Construction site – 24517 26th Place South in Des Moines. Ecology is... [Read more]

‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ at MaST Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18

‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ at MaST Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18

A gathering called ‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the MaST Center, and all are invited. “We welcome community members... [Read more]