What we're about

KEEN believes in lifelong-learning and provides informal educational opportunities open to the community for kids, adults, and seniors. We host events, lead regular field trips, and are working to establish an interpretive center. Kids must always be accompanied by a responsible adult to attend any family-friendly event posted on Meetup.

Recurring events:

Our regular events include our Second Sunday Nature Walk, which occurs - you got it! - on the second Sunday of each month at Helen McCabe State Park. The Second Sunday Nature Walk is always free to attend.

E3 expo will be held for the 8th year on January 28th, 2017. Come learn about local environmental practices and shop with local vendors who use sustainable practices.

Get Intimate with the Shrub Steppe will be held for it's 18th year on May 13th, 2017. This event showcases the natural shrub steppe that we live in through expert-led field trips. GISS is based out of Helen McCabe State Park.

Bird Fest is a new event this year and will coincide with GISS at Helen McCabe State Park, running from May 12-14th, 2017. Stay tuned for upcoming details on this event!

Upcoming events (5+)

KEEN Stewardship Team Planning Meeting

Downtown Ellensburg WA

KEEN's Stewardship Team meets regularly to plan for activities, manage the park, and support KEEN!

Second Sunday Stewardship!

Helen McCabe State Park

This event goes from March to October - but we can't make the event timing reflect that! We'll see you on March 10th. We're switching it up! Changing our Second Sunday Nature Walks to Stewardship Sundays! This event recurs every Second Sunday of the month at this location. stewardship noun stew·ard·ship \ ˈstü-ərd-ˌship , ˈstyü- ; ˈst(y)u̇rd- \ : the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially : the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care: stewardship of natural resources KEEN is steward of Helen McCabe Memorial State Park - join us as we transition our Second Sunday Nature Walks to Second Sunday Stewardship! Let's get our hands dirty together and have fun while talking about taking care of the park. We can't wait to see you!

KEEN Stewardship Team Planning Meeting

Downtown Ellensburg WA

KEEN's Stewardship Team meets regularly to plan for activities, manage the park, and support KEEN!

KEEN Stewardship Team Planning Meeting

Downtown Ellensburg WA

KEEN's Stewardship Team meets regularly to plan for activities, manage the park, and support KEEN!

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