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Marine Education Pop-Up

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June 23 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Find SWS at the Beach and Explore!

  • marine life, marine food web
  • birds, plants, trees, eagles, beavers and the ecosystem that supports them
  • plastic pollution – let’s keep it out
  • salmon life cycle
  • scavenger hunt
  • why are estuaries important
  • native plants and invasive species
  • beach plants and wildflowers
  • importance proper pet waste disposal
  • identification of clam “shows”
  • take pictures and memories, “Leave No Trace”

Enjoy and learn from short educational activities designed to strengthen appreciation for nature. Use your curiosity to carefully observe the marine environment.

Every Thursday for Summer 2022, retired State Parks Interpreter Tina Dinzl-Pederson, SWS Class of 2016, assisted by Sound Water Stewards’ members, sets up a pop-up educational booth at an Island County Park on Camano or Landing Park in Stanwood offering beach visitors an opportunity to learn about the local marine ecosystem with Sound Water Stewards.

Pop-ups occur on THURSDAYS, 10 am to 3 pm, site varies.

  • June 30: Iverson Preserve
  • July 7: Cavalero
  • July 14: Iverson Preserve
  • July 21: Barnum Point
  • July 28: Cavalero
  • August 4: Hamilton Landing Park Stanwood
  • August 11: Camano Island State Park
  • August 18: Iverson Preserve
  • August 25: Camano Island State Park
  • September: 1 Barnum Point

Local families live next to the amazing saltwater bay named Port Susan and the Stillaguamish River. This ecosystem provides food for salmon, grey whales, and much more. SWS pop-up booth sparks curiosity and strengthens a connection to marine and shoreline ecosystems. We provide education to support visitors’ voluntary actions to contribute to a healthy marine environment and offer ways to explore, enjoy, and learn while causing no harm.

We believe that people will take care of what they love and we hope you love local beaches and marine life.

Stewards: Sign Up Here to help!

Tina, pop-up, Barnum Point
Tina Dinzl-Pederson at SWS Pop-Up at Barnum Point in June 2022
Look for the Blue and Yellow SWS Vest