Frosted Nudibranch (Dirona albolineata) Photo by PTMSC volunteer Wendy Feltham.
ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP CELEBRATION
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center cordially invites you to our Annual Stewardship Celebration moderated by KPTZ Nature Now host Nan Evans with special guest Josh Bouma, Abalone Program Director, Puget Sound Restoration Fund
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 via Zoom link
9:45 a.m. - Virtual “Meet and Greet” with a table host (optional)
10:00 a.m. - Program
Admission is FREE (Register to receive Zoom meeting link)
Our Fall Bird Migration Cruises offer a unique opportunity for an idyllic natural science adventure, enabling you to gain a better understanding of the marine ecosystems and interrelationships which abound in these waters. The cruise will go to Protection Island, an amazing National Wildlife Refuge.
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 first installment of The Future of Oceans lecture series:
In Deeper Waters: Exploring Earth's Largest, Yet Least Understood, Biome
Dr. Christopher Kelly
3 pm via ZOOM
(pre-registration required -- will post details soon at PTMSC.ORG!)
Earth is a water world with the sea covering 70% of its surface. Even though the depths below SCUBA represent the largest biome on the planet, the "deep sea" is also the least understood because its environment is hostile to us terrestrials and our technology. However, accessing this huge unknown territory and discovering what is going on down there is crucial to the understanding of our planet as a whole. Dr. Kelly has led a variety of projects using sonar mapping, manned submersibles, and ROVs throughout the Pacific ranging in depth from 200 m to 6000 m. He will share with you not only the "why and how" of deep sea research but some of his more interesting experiences and findings while working in deeper waters.
Aquarium & Museum NOW OPEN
Now OPEN by appointment!
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays* Noon - 4 PM By appointment only
We're ready to show you everything from the marine life in our tanks to the orca skeleton hanging above our heads. And we've made some changes to keep you and the animals safe!
Visiting hours are by online appointment only.
No walk-ups will be admitted.
For more information and to book an hour-long time-slot in advance, go to our Visit Us page for an exclusive visit. Your household group of up to 5 visitors can enjoy our 2 exhibit buildings for a half hour each. PTMSC members must also reserve in advance. Your reservation includes entry to both the Aquarium and Museum exhibits.
We are continuing our admission by donation policy to make visiting affordable for all. Pay what you will at the door. Our regular admission is $7 for adults, $4 for youth 6-17, and free for children 5 and under. We appreciate what you are able to donate. Thank you!.
The ocean offers many spooky and creepy creatures, with many animals rarely ever studied. These trivia questions are aimed to educate participants on rare and creepy species, as well as learn about the ocean's many abysses. Winners will have the opportunity to name animals in the exhibit!
Presented by Tangled Fibers, a collaborative group of four Olympic Peninsula fiber artists. Using fiber, color, texture and whimsy, the Tangled Fibers artists will create kelp, tide pools, octopus, sea stars, nudibranchs, jellyfish and other forms of life found under and over its shores.
The Arts Center's intimate side gallery will be transformed into an installation that transports visitors into the world of the Salish Sea itself. The main gallery will feature more traditional art objects, wall hangings, sculptures and quilts—all inspired by the sea—its vastness and beauty, as well as issues such as diversity loss and ocean acidification.
Do check this show out - a portion of the show's sales support PTMSC!
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 email@example.com
FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM
PTMSC - Always available on Social Media
Though our exhibits aren't open, you can always find us 24/7/365 on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us as we move through the days ahead--together we will continue to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea!
Support Our Mission. Donate Your Vehicle Today!
PTMSC is now an active member with C.A.R.S.
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.