Another MLK Day Weed Pull, another success. Thanks to all who helped us and the Friends of Fort Worden out! See story below for a full report.
photo by Wendy Feltham
photo by Penelope Jensen
FUTURE OF OCEANS Lecture Series: Toxic Phytoplankton of the Pacific Northwest
Sunday, February 9 at 3 pm Chapel at Fort Worden
Neil Harrington Environmental Biologist, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe read bio here
Neil Harrington has worked for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe since 2012. His work has focused on harmful algal blooms, shellfish safety, invasive European green crab monitoring and outreach to school children. He has 17 years of experience working on natural resources on the North Olympic Peninsula. He holds a Master of Science in Biological Oceanography from UC Santa Cruz.
This lecture is the final lecture of this season's Future of Oceans Lecture Series, so don't miss this one!
Thanks to the Darrow Family for their ongoing support.
Our summer camps allow burgeoning young scientists and adventurers to spend a week exploring beaches, uncovering treasures hidden in our exhibits, playing games, making crafts, and hiking through beautiful Fort Worden State Park.
Our science campers come back year after year and many of our past campers return again as camp counselors. Join us for a wet, sandy, adventurous, fun-filled week!
Saturday, March 14 5 - 9 p.m. The Commons at Fort Worden
Join us for a memorable evening of warm camaraderie, delectable food and spirited bidding.
NOTE: In a show of solidarity and concern for our declining Southern Resident Orca population, we have removed salmon from this year's menu. (the dwindling Chinook salmon population poses a critical threat to resident Orca survival.)
Seating is limited - reserve now! Reserve and view menu options at ptmsc.org/auction or phone us at (360) 385.5582 ext. 104
Fiber Art Inspired by Marine Science 2-day Intensive Workshop With Carla Stehr, Marine Biologist/Fiber Artist
Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10
10 am - 4:30 pm
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Explore, observe, record, and research the nearshore marine environment as a source of inspiration for your artwork. This two-day workshop is designed to guide you through a close examination of the beach and water using the tools of marine science, and then turn these observations into fiber art of your own.
Day One: Draw or photograph what you see on the beach, in the Aquarium, or in water samples taken from the pier. Use microscopes to get a closer look at what you see, and use these digital images or your own drawings to plan your fiber art project for the second day.
Day Two: "Experiment with layered fabrics, paint, water-soluble coloured pencils and more to transform your observations into artwork."
“I hope this workshop provides people with opportunities to see aspects of marine life they might not be aware of because they are hidden between rocks or too small to see without a microscope.”
Reserve your seats today! Seats book FAST so don't miss out!
photo by David Conklin
April 26 - May 1
Water World (Grades 5-6), a dynamic collaboration between Centrum and the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, is filled with activities and projects that expand and enhance elementary students’ experience of the marine world through the lenses of both science and art.
In collaboration with artists, scientists, and peers from across the state, students integrate scientific investigations with creative writing, dance, and visual art. The result is a multi-faceted, full immersion learning experience.
Students work in small groups that rotate through activities in the field as well as in laboratories, performance studios, and natural history exhibits. Each day offers a mix of both scientific and artistic workshops. The group size is small to allow for maximum personal attention and minimum impact on fragile environments.
Evening programs include storytelling, activities at the Marine Science Center, and a student presentation on the final night, showcasing new learning about marine ecosystems and sharing artistic creations.
Tuition, room and board is $545, and scholarships are available. For this program, student groups of 4 to 6 sign up with an adult chaperone. Tuition, room and board is free for chaperones.
Volunteering with the Marine Science Center is a great way to get involved in your community, meet new people, and take action to help the Salish Sea. Come learn more about volunteering at one of the information sessions.
Upcoming 2020 dates are: Tuesday, February 18 Tuesday, March 24 Tuesday, April 21 Tuesday, May 12 Tuesday, June 9
Orientation is 4--5:30 p.m. in the Museum classroom (building 502, on the shore)