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February 2021


Red-breasted merganser.

Photo by PTMSC volunteer Wendy Feltham.


artwork by PTMSC's education coordinator Carolyn Woods

Join us for this year’s exciting virtual live auction
benefitting the Port Townsend Marine Science Center!


Celebrate “You, Me & The Salish Sea!” on 

Wednesday, March 24
5-6:30 p.m.

virtual doors open at 5:00 p.m., program starts at 5:30 p.m.

Our First-Ever Live Online Auction!


  • Exciting updates on PTMSC happenings 
  • Testimonials about how PTMSC changes lives and inspires the next generation of  Salish Sea stewards
  • Tantalizing live auction items
  • Delightful local musicians
  • Enticing silent auction items
    (runs for a week starting March 17)


Register for the live auction by noon March 24
to receive your personal auction link!
Register anytime for the silent auction!


info coming soon!


Port Townsend Marine Science Center Summer Camps return this year with week-long adventures right at the beach in Fort Worden State Park.

We’ll be taking all the precautions needed to ensure a safe and healthy experience for everyone.

Camp details, dates, and registration information coming soon.



Featured on KPTZ


TUNE IN: Executive Director Janine Boire interviewed on KPTZ's ATTENTION PLEASE program 

Monday, February 8
12:35 p.m.

add to your calendar

Host Phil Andrus checks in with Janine on the current happenings here at PTMSC. We're excited about the projects coming up in 2021!


LISTEN: Citizen Science Coordinator Betsy Carlson featured on KPTZ's EVERYBODY CAN program

On this program, Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can discusses with Betsy Carlson, PTMSC's Citizen Science Coordinator what it means to be a Citizen Scientist and the role of Citizen Science at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.

Listen to the podcast below:


Support Our Mission. 
Donate Your Vehicle Today!


Donate your vehicle through 
C.A.R.S. and help out PTMSC!

All this time #StayingHome and not going anywhere may have you wondering how your car must feel! It’s hard to let go, but the Port Townsend Marine Science Center makes it easier. It also feels better when you support the cause you love. Donate today at our C.A.R.S. page or call (855) 500-RIDE or (855) 500-7433


Seeking Scholarship Applicants!



The Port Townsend Yacht Club is now seeking scholarship applications! 

PTYC awards scholarships to local community members interested in pursuing careers in the fields of Marine Trades, Marine Sciences, Marine Systems and Boatbuilding. 

For more information and application, click here.


Aquarium & Museum CLOSED

The Museum, Aquarium and gift shop are closed until further notice, per Governor Inslee's most recent guidance.





PTMSC - Always available on Social Media

Though our exhibits aren't open, you can always find us 24/7/365 on Facebook and Instagram. We have weekly features like Museum Sundays, What's In The Water Wednesdays and #TinyGOP Thursdays!

Follow us online -- together we will continue to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea!


Discover PTMSC's original activities that will keep you and your child inspired to learn more about Salish Sea science!

We also provide links to other K-12 online learning resources to keep you and your children engaged--the perfect antidote to cabin fever! 

Check out our continuously updated offerings!




Be the envy of your next Zoom meeting!

We are providing these backgrounds of volunteer Wendy Feltham's amazing photography.


CARES Act Encourages Giving


Congress included a way to make it easier to donate to the causes you care about by including these provisions in the CARES Act:

  • $300 of charitable giving (cash) is deductible even if you don't itemize
  • If you do itemize, the deductible limit is raised from 60% to 100% of adjusted gross income
  • Finally, the government has sent out checks of $1,200 to most Americans. Many people who can afford to do so, are paying these funds forward to support organizations they love.

If you have questions, contact Liesl Slabaugh, Development and Marketing Director at lslabaugh@ptmsc.org


Contact Us:
532 Battery Way  | Port Townsend, Washington 98368
(360) 385-5582 | info@ptmsc.org

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