Brants looking ahead through the surf. Looking ahead to our dinner and auction? Read on and find out how you can join us for another awesome and inspiring event!
photo by Wendy Feltham
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YOU, ME & THE SALISH SEA
Benefit Dinner & Auction
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.)
artwork & layout by Carolyn Woods (click image for flyer)
NIGHT AT THE AQUARIUM
Thursday, March 5th 6 pm
See fish in the dark!
ALL AGES! 5 & under FREE!
EARTH DAY BEACH CLEANUP 2020
Saturday, April 25 meet at PTMSC Museum
Please join us in celebrating Earth Day's 50th Anniversary by participating in the 2020 Beach Clean Up on Sat., April 25. Volunteer to help turn the tide on marine debris in the Salish Sea and be part of the WA Coastsavers statewide celebration of cleaner oceans. The Port Townsend Marine Science Center hosts this event once again with local community sponsorship from the Port Townsend Food Coop and Olympic Disposal.
All volunteers will receive a $5 gift card to the PT Food Coop.
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!
NATIVE PLANT Identification and Appreciation Class
at Fort Worden in Port Townsend April 13 – May 15, 2020 Class meets 5 Mondays, 1-4 PM and 1 Friday field trip
Learn to recognize common plant families, identify species using the Flora of the Pacific Northwest, and understand the interplay of geography and vegetation in our area. Your instructor, Dr. Fayla Schwartz, formerly taught Biology and Botany at Everett Community College where she developed and taught a class called Plants of the Pacific Northwest, based on a similar class offered at the University of Washington.
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!
3-Day Birdwatching Tours with Puget Sound Express
April 14-16: 3-Day Audubon Salish Sea Birdwatching Cruise Oct 5-7: 3-Day San Juan Island Birdwatching & Wildlife Cruise
Join Puget Sound Express for exciting 3 day cruises through the San Juan Islands in Washington State. Selected by National Geographic as one of the World’s Top 3 destinations, the waters around the San Juan Islands are home to shorebirds, seabirds, humpback whales, orcas (killer whales), minke whales, gray whales, Steller sea lions, porpoise, otters, and so much more.
Spend days on the comfortable 70-seat Glacier Spirit, and evenings in luxury at Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island.
We’re very pleased to announce that the Tour Naturalist for our cruise is none other than Bob Boekelheide, former Director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center. You won’t find a better guide to the area’s flora and fauna than Bob.
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, 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)