Seats book fast, so don't miss out! (Don't forget your binoculars!)
Tuesday, July 9th 4 - 5:30 pm Museum Classroom
Executive Director Janine Boire will present highlights of 2018 including a brief financial overview.
PTMSC Board President Diane Baxter will talk about how our mission to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea is laying the groundwork for the Marine Science Center of the future.
As an added bonus, we will offer a hands-on workshop: participants will learn how to create your own toxic-free cleaning products and actually take home what you make. This is NOT your typical annual meeting!
We'll see you then!
LOW TIDE WALKS: TWO DATES THIS MONTH!
Thursday, July 4th 11 am - 1 pm
- & -
Sunday, July 14th 9 - 11 am
FREE with price of admission
Meet at the Museum exhibit portico entrance for a guided Low Tide Walk on the beach with PTMSC naturalists. Explore tide pools and learn about how marine organisms are adapted for the challenges of living in the intertidal zone.
We recommend weather-appropriate clothing and shoes with good traction for moving around on wet slippery rocks.
Please RSVP to Carolyn Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 385-5582 x109
Help us welcome guests to the Aquarium and Museum! In the Aquarium, you’ll be handling admissions and giving a brief introduction to the touch tanks. If you’d rather be a Museum greeter, you’ll also be handling admissions as well as gift shop sales. Both roles require interactions with guests to explain who we are, and what activities may be going on that day, plus handling the cash register and Point of Sale system.
"NOAA Fisheries works closely with local, state, and other federal agencies to identify suitable sites, but is seeking additional options this year. By volunteering sites, landowners can help support the natural processes of the marine environment...'We’re grateful to Mario and Stefanie for supporting our stranding network and helping us find a location that works for everyone,” said Kristin Wilkinson, Northwest Coordinator for the West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network.'"
Read more on our blog about Stefanie and Mario's work (and how you too can help with this effort): Read the blog post here.
Fossil Finding Fun!
While wrapping up a day's work of analyzing the gray whale carcass (see above), AmeriCorps Natural History Educator Ellie Kravets spots what appears to be a concretion: a softball-sized spherical rock containing fossil goodies.
"Take a fresh piece of prehistoric plant or animal, bury it in sediment, let it cook for a few years, and eventually that piece of organic matter might become the center - or nucleus - of a concretion. Today, these orb-like formations are harder than the surrounding rock, and so are easily eroded from our bluff faces and deposited on our beaches. Crack one open, and that organic nucleus is still there - a fossil, in a perfect geologic gift box!"