Octopress Online

March 2021


Red-breasted mergansers resting in the Salish Sea.

Photo by PTMSC volunteer Wendy Feltham.


artwork by PTMSC's education coordinator Carolyn Woods


The Auction Catalog 
is now ready to view


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

Celebrate “You, Me & The Salish Sea!” 

Silent auction:

bid March 17, 12:00 AM 
until March 24, 9:00 PM PDT

Register anytime for the silent auction!

Live auction:

a virtual event, March 24, 5:30-6:30 PM PDT
vitual doors open at 5:00 PM, program starts at 5:30
(must have a ticket - register now!)



  • 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

Check out the
auction catalog!


Thank You to our Octopus Sponsors!


Thank You to our Sea Star Sponsors!


Thank You to our Business Sponsors!

Law Offices of
Moriarty & Ralston

Richard Vandemark
Landscape Architect, Inc., P.S.

Kitsap Bank

Kristin Manwaring

Gale Investment Management

Family Dental

John L. Scott Real Estate
Port Townsend/Jefferson County

1st Security Bank

Food Co-Op

Our lecture series, The Future of Oceans, draws on the commitment of professional researchers and educators across all academic spectrums to help define and inspire the health of our oceans.


Offered with generous support from the Darrow Family

the fourth installment of 
The Future of Oceans lecture series

"What Can Puffins Tell Us
about the Impact of
Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems?"

presented by
John F. Piatt, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist,
Seabird and Forage Fish Ecology Program Leader,
USGS Alaska Science Center

March 14
3 pm 
via ZOOM 


*Be sure to also get
your ticket for a
Deep Dive Conversation
with John F. Piatt, Ph.D.

A science-cafe style, moderated discussion
via Zoom
Monday, March 15
6:30 pm 

$5 per ticket - limited to 20 passes!


in partnership with Puget Sound Express and Sound Experience


photo by Wendy Feltham

The cruises are BACK!

We have sailings through New Year's Eve!

Seats book fast, so don't miss out!


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.


Water World Online
In partnership with Centrum


April 26-30, 2021

9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time 
presented virtually

Join 5th and 6th grade students from around Washington State for Water World Online! Centrum and the Port Townsend Marine Science Center are teaming up to take our full-immersion science and arts program online, and into your home, with five days of engaging online classroom sessions and hands-on learning and creation. Through the lenses of science, creative writing, and visual arts, students will explore the marine environments of the Puget Sound and Salish Sea, as well as the aquatic ecosystems around their own home. 

Students will be mailed a package with all of the necessary materials and supplies for their classes before the program begins.

Becky Berryhill
360 385-3102 x120


Register By April 12, 2021



Why The Name Change

Community science in action:
intertidal monitoring at Kinzie Beach,
Fort Worden. (staff photo)


Our organization prides itself on our use of science as a tool for inspiring stewardship of the Salish Sea among our community. Our organization has decided to make the switch from "Citizen Science" to "Community Science," a term that inspires collaboration and inclusion, after all science is a team sport. 

With this name change we will be providing the public with a message of openness and belonging. We will be telling the public that we look forward to continuing to build community through science. Read more here.


You too can take part in community science right now!
Check out these activities at our blog.


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





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!


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

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