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Sound Waters University
February 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sound Waters is a one day university for all – on all things Puget Sound. With more than 60 classes on a wide range of topics relating to the Puget Sound region, there’s something for every interest. Be sure to register early because some classes fill up quickly. It is brought to you by Sound Water Stewards of Island County.
If "university" scares you a bit, think of them a classes for the curious, no prior knowledge needed. Do you want to know about birding on Whidbey Island? Crabbing? Electric Cars? Hiking? Tides and currents?
You get the idea. More than 60% of the classes are new this year. There's lots to choose from in this day of discovery that attracts more than 650 people each year who want to learn more about the amazing place Washington residents call home.
You can see the class preview here.
Classes open up December 27.
The 2020 Keynote Speaker is John Calambokidis, a Senior Research Biologist and one of the founders of Cascadia Research Collective. John has studied blue, humpback and gray whales for more than 30 years and has authored more than 140 scientific publications and two books on marine mammals. His work has also been featured on National Geographic Channel, BBC, and Animal Planet. His speech entitled “Whales of the Salish Sea – A Sea of Change” will present some of the new findings on large whales in the Salish Sea including the return of humpback whales to this area and some of the new threats these whales and grey whales face. Based on the popularity of this event, no tickets will be sold at the door and all attendees must register in advance online.
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