Sound Waters University

I had such fun time and I love the diversity of exhibits and classes we could participate in. It was so much fun! -- 1st Year Attendee SW.2017

Sound Waters is a "one day university for all", bringing together people passionate about life in Puget Sound. Held since the early 1990s on the first Saturday in February on Whidbey Island, WA, Sound Waters now attracts 600+ people yearly. No prior knowledge is required to attend - just an interest in learning about and taking care of this amazing place that we call home.

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 this special place in the Salish Sea.

Thank You All

Thanks to all who came to Sound Waters 2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
and made it a most successful day!
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The organization of this event is stupendous. Everything from on-line registration to the-day-of to recycling, clean-up and evaluation are just great. Everyone involved in the planning and implementation has my deepest gratitude. Well done!

This was a GREAT conference. THANKS TO ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN! I felt a bit like a kid in a candy store.


SAVE-THE-DATE - SW.2019 - Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2019

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People who come to Sound Waters are really happy with their experience ...

The organization of this event is stupendous. Everything from on-line registration to the-day-of to recycling, clean-up and evaluation are just great. Everyone involved in the planning and implementation has my deepest gratitude. Well done! (SW.2016, 4th/5th Year Attendee)

I learned tons of new facts and enjoyed my first experience with Sound Waters greatly. I was especially impressed by the pedigree of presenters across the topic spectrum. (SW.2017, 1st year Attendee)

I was impressed with the quality of information. Because I work in environmental science, I wasn't sure if the classes would be dull and too simple. This was not the case and I really enjoyed the questions asked by other attendees. (SW.2017, 1st Year Attendee)

Makes my February! (SW.2017, 2nd/3rd Year Attendee)

Fantastic conference, extremely (!) well planned and a joy to attend. Can't wait until next year. (SW.2017, 4th/5th Year Attendee)

Great job as usual. I depend on you to keep me up to date on topics. I always learn a lot. Thanks to everyone who dedicated their time to produce this outstanding day. (SW.2017, 6th+ Year Attendee)

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