Head to Coupeville this Saturday for a number of family-friendly activities meant to help children connect with the local environment.
Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve will host its Junior Ranger Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at the Pratt Sheep Barn. Parking is available at 162 Cemetery Road, and families can follow the signs on a hike to the sheep barn.
At Junior Ranger Day, children can fill out a reserve-themed activity book and earn their junior ranger badge. Reserve manager Marie Shimada said that lambs from Bell’s Farm will be present for kids to pet and play with.
“It’s meant to inspire recreation and an appreciation for our natural and public lands in youth,” she said of the event.
From noon to 3 p.m. the same day, Orca Network volunteers in connection with the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association will have a family-friendly booth set up on Front Street. Association promotions coordinator Felix Hall said the purpose of the booth is to introduce folks of all ages to marine ecology.
“It is a great second stop after the reserve program at Bell’s Farm,” Hall said.
The family events coincide with the opening of the Coupeville Farmers Market, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next to the Coupeville Library. There will be plenty of vendors and live music to celebrate the beginning of the market’s 45th year.