To participate in the procession, all you need is a costume or adornments that display any living thing--animal, plant, fungus--wearable while walking. Since the Procession of the Species was founded in Olympia over 20 years ago, only three rules govern costumes: please, no written words; no motors; and no living animals. This is a free, all-ages event, rain or shine, and open to all members of the public.
Need help creating your costume? In partnership with Lopez School, LICC is sponsoring a costume-making workshop in the school's Art Room on Saturday April 15 from 10 am- 2 pm. A LICC representative will be on site to advise, assist, and provide art materials to bring your creativity to life, along with Nick Teague, BLM San Juan Islands National Monument and Erin Licata Youth Conservation Corps Program Manager. Nick and Erin can help you create your own wearable Island Marbled Butterfly wings! Children must be accompanied by their parents.