Hooded Mergansers captured by none other than our talented volunteer photographer Wendy Feltham
As we adjust to the new challenges of maintaining a hands-on science organization in midst of COVID-19, we are proud to report that our online auction was a HUGE SUCCESS. Together we raised $114,375!
Our Executive Director Janine Boire reflects: "I was in awe of how quickly the Auction Team pivoted and produced the beautiful online experience for all of us to enjoy. It is that ability to turn adversity into opportunity that will carry us through." Read Janine's Auction Report here.
We at PTMSC face the coming days ahead with confidence, thanks to your continued support. Thank you.
- All of us at Port Townsend Marine Science Center
BIO BLITZ 2020
Social Distancing Friendly!
Saturday, May 9th, 10 am to Sunday, May 10, 10 am Fort Worden State Park*
We will be conducting our third annual iNaturalist BioBlitz! The goal for this project is to document as many living species as possible within a 24-hour period in Fort Worden State Park. For this year's event, we are making the entire experience available while still following all the guidelines for social distancing. If you aren't going to be outside of your home, you can still follow along throughout the day by watching the results roll in.
*PLEASE NOTE: Currently Fort Worden State Park is closed in accordance with the Governor's Stay Home, Stay Safe Policy. The Bio Blitz Program is contingent on Fort Worden reopening by May 9th.
AmeriCorps Volunteer Mandi Johnson's at-home workstation includes Northern elephant seal flipper bones that she is articulating and her dog. Ted the dog, is a huge fan of this change in her routine and is eyeing those bones closely.
Executive Director Janine Boiresays the best thing about working from home is her best friend, Snow Bear, and how lucky it is that she can see the Aquarium and Admin office building right out the windows behind her. This way the Marine Science Center is always in her sights!
Though our exhibits aren't open, you can always find us 24/7/365 on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us as we move through the days ahead--together we will continue to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea!