Tides & Currents Exercise

Apply your knowledge of tides and within the Salish Sea for practical field application. Tabitha leads an excercise with breakout rooms.

Wetlands – Dyanne Sheldon

4-27-2023: Dyanne Sheldon discusses the formation and type of wetlands found in Island County. She also leads a field trip for Class of 2023.

Native Plants

4-13-2023: Learn about the healthy native plant habitats that exist throughout Island County. Experience blooming native plants at Pacific Rim Institute and learn about...

Coastal Geology Discussion

4-13-2023: Paulben McElwain, geologist, and Paul Belanger, paleo-climatologist, discuss the Hugh Shipman coastal geology recorded presentation.

Geology of Island County Shorelines – Hugh Shipman

4-13-2023: Hugh Shipman pre-recorded his talk on Geology of Island County Bluffs, Beaches and Shorelines. Because of his affection for Whidbey and Camano, Hugh...


Spring theme is Interconnectedness. Allison Hiltner, SWS Class of 2020, uses this theme to review the spring schedule of classes, field trips and on-the-beach...

What Is Community Science?

4-6-2023: Allison Hiltner has an MS in Zoology and enjoys sharing her knowledge of environmental science and environmental issues gained through her 30+ year...

Overview of SWS

4-6-2023: Judi Sladky, Executive Director and Kris Holley, Board President introduce you to the leadership and governance of Sound Water Stewards.