Sound Waters Returns to South Whidbey High School Saturday, Feb. 4

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Join us for our sixth annual Sound Waters 2017, a one-day university for all – on all things Puget Sound.

Sound Waters offers attendees a choice of 60 or so fun and informative classes and presentations about the natural world and the fragile environment of the Salish Sea. Participants may choose from 20 classes during each of three sessions throughout the day, which include presentations on subjects such as whales, adventures at sea, forest management, habitat restoration, tracking carnivores, birds, coastal geology, earthquake preparedness, landscapes and gardens, citizen science, marine alternative energy, photography, and more.

For 2017, Sound Waters is honored to have Dr. Terrie Klinger, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker. Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington, Dr. Klinger will address “From Knowledge to Action — Responding to the Challenges of Ocean Acidification.”

The overall schedule for Sound Waters starts with the keynote speaker at 9 a.m., followed by three sessions of classes with breaks and lunch, concluding at 4:15 p.m. For day-of-event registration, the doors to South Whidbey High school open at 8 a.m. Sound Waters also welcomes a number of interesting exhibitors who are involved in environmental issues. These exhibits open at 8:30 a.m. and can be explored throughout the day.

Registration for Sound Waters opens Tuesday, Jan 3. Registration costs $50 per person if you register in advance and $60 the day of the event. Students and current teachers can also receive a discount on registration fees. A pre-ordered catered lunch costs an additional $14, or you may bring your own lunch if desired. Classes fill quickly, so it is advisable to register early for the best chances of getting the classes you are most interested in.

For more information, visit the website.

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