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Entries from October 2016

Goats, tigers, pangolins and more at Burke Museum's Meet the Mammals

October 7th, 2016 by sarawilly

From tigers to bats, pangolins to wolverines, discover the remarkable diversity of mammals at Meet the Mammals!

Meet the Mammals is the only day of the year to see hundreds of specimens from the Burke’s mammal collection on display.

Visitors can see hundreds of mammals from the Burke’s collection at the Burke’s annual Meet the Mammals event on Saturday, November 5, 10 am – 4 pm. Photo © Jack Storms/Storms PhotoGraphic.

There will be hands-on activities for all ages; many of the specimens can be held or touched, with mammal experts on-hand to answer questions.

Meet adorable goats from the Puget Sound Goat Rescue at the Burke Museum’s Meet the Mammals event on Saturday, November 5, 10 am – 4 pm. Photo courtesy Puget Sound Goat Rescue.


SPECIAL THIS YEAR: Meet bouncy, cuddly goats from the Puget Sound Goat Rescue
SPECIAL THIS YEAR: Find out about lynx, wolverines and fishers from the North Cascades in conjunction with the Burke’s Wild Nearby exhibit
Learn about arctic mammals and how they evolved for the cold
Find out how bats use echolocation to navigate and find prey
Put together a whale skeleton puzzle with the Seattle Aquarium
Discover new research about Washington sea otters and other mammals
Make your own mammal puppet to take home

Meet the Mammals is included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members, children under four, and UW staff, students & Faculty w/UW ID. Tickets will be available online at by October 14.
Family Days Series Sponsor: The Snoqualmie Tribe
Family Days Media Sponsors: KUOW, Seattle’s Child

Get up close to pangolins and other remarkable mammals at the Burke’s annual Meet the Mammals event on Saturday, November 5, 10 am – 4 pm. Photo by Lora Shinn.

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Learn more about the future University of Washington Seattle Campus

October 7th, 2016 by sarawilly

The 2018 Draft Seattle Campus Master Plan provides the framework for the University of Washington’s future campus development. Progressive and sustainable, it balances the preservation of the core campus with the need to accommodate increasing density. The plan integrates the University’s academic, research, and service missions with its capital plan objectives.

The Draft CMP and EIS has been issued today, October 5, 2016. This begins a 45-day comment period that ends November 21, 2016. To view or download the draft documents, visit the project website.

Learn more about the draft plan and share your input with project staff at our public events:

Campus Master Plan (CMP) Online Open House
Wednesday, October 12
Noon – 1 p.m.
Sign up at:

Open House
Tuesday, October 18
Noon – 2 p.m.
Haggett Hall Cascade Room
University of Washington Campus

Open House
Thursday, October 20
7 – 9 p.m.
UW Tower 22nd Floor Auditorium
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Online Open House
Tuesday, October 25
Noon – 1 p.m.
Sign up at:

SEPA Public Hearing
Wednesday, October 26
6:30 – 9 p.m.
UW Tower 22nd Floor Auditorium
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE

Drop-in Office Hours

Suzzallo Library Café
Wednesday, October 19
1 – 3 p.m.
University of Washington Campus

Café Allegro
Monday, October 24
3– 5 p.m.
4214 University Way NE
(Enter from the alley behind Magus Books)

Post Alley Café
Wednesday, November 2
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
In the Hotel Deca

Can’t attend our open houses or office hours?

You may also review the draft plan and EIS online at and send comments to

The University of Washington will take public comments on the Draft CMP and EIS for 45 days after its publication date.

The CMP and EIS schedule as well as all public open house information is posted on our website:

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