Preview of Classes

Preview of 2019 classes

SW.2019 Classes Preview

SW.2019 - PREVIEW of the new and returning favorite topics we expect to present at Sound Waters University 2019. (A few more classes are being finalized.)


Sound Waters University 2019 - 41 New Classes

  • Orca Scat Detection - Serious Research Relying On Canine Super Sniffers - Deborah Giles
  • An Aerial Tour of Island County Eelgrass Beds - Gregg Ridder
  • Become an Effective Environmental Advocate For This Place We Call Home! - Marianne Edain
  • Boat-Based Lidar and Multibeam Mapping of the Puget Sound Nearshore - George Kaminsky
  • Carbon Less Lifestyle - Maribeth Crandell
  • Coast Salish Ethnobotany and Lessons for Food System Resiliency - T. Abe Lloyd, Katrina Poppe
  • Eager Beavers: Managing Ecosystem Engineers - David Bailey, Elyssa Kerr
  • Ecological Interactions in a Warming World: How will Climate Change Affect Relationships Between Plants and Insects? - Meera Lee Sethi
  • Firewise Whidbey-Style: Landscaping Tips for Island Landowners Living with Wildfire in Our Bioregion - Kelsi Mottet
  • From White Caps to Watersheds: Myriad Lives Intertwingled - John F. Williams
  • Harmful Algal Blooms in the Puget Sound Region - Cheryl Greengrove, Julie Masura
  • It Takes a Team to Tackle Crabs: European Green Crab Update and the Importance of Community Science - Emily Grason
  • Joyality - Tools for Empowerment, Connection and Conscious Action - Rachel Taylor
  • Keep It Green: Shoreline Vegetation Conservation - Janet Wright, Hannah Liss, Greg Goforth
  • Major Bioregions of Washington State and Their Geologic, Climatological, and Biological Geneses and Differences - Joe Sheldon
  • Marine Birds of the Salish Sea - John Bower
  • Marine Debris in the Salish Sea - Hillary Burgess
  • Mason Bees - The Native Super Pollinator - Olivia Shangrow
  • Ocean Acidification - Rebecca Guenther
  • Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) - Running Start Students Collecting Real-time Data in Possession Sound - Ardi Kveven
  • Oil Spill Risk and Commercial Vessel Traffic Impacts to Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Salish Sea - Lovel Pratt
  • Pinto Abalone - Efforts to Protect this Species in Washington Waters - Henry Carson
  • Plastics and Zero Waste Issues in the Salish Sea Region and Upcoming Legislation - Heather Trim, Sego Jackson
  • Protection Island Aquatic Reserve Avian and Marine Mammal Survey - Betsy Carlson
  • Public Infrastructure and Fish Passage Barriers: Challenges and Opportunities - Helen Price Johnson
  • Puget Sound Kelp: Challenges and Opportunities - Max Calloway
  • Pulling Together - Local Jobs in Watershed Restoration and Stewardship - Jill Silver
  • Sea Level Rise in Washington State: Probably More Than You Need to Know - Ian Miller
  • Shellfish Studies in Puget Sound: How Ocean Acidification Impacts Oysters in Our Current and Future Oceans - Yaamini Venkataraman
  • Shining a Light on Lighthouses: What You Need to Know and How You Can Help - Don Meehan, Wayne Clark, Harrison Goodall
  • Shore Enough! Birds of Rocky and Sandy Beaches - Martha Ellis, Steve Ellis
  • State of the Sound - Actions Within Island County to Help Recover and Sustain Puget Sound - Lori Clark, Dawn Spilsbury Pucci
  • Tales of a Veterinarian: Living With Wildlife On Whidbey Island - David Parent
  • The Boldt Decision: Impacts on Environmental Policy in Washington State - Barbara Bennett
  • The Great Bear Rainforest: A Look at the Salish Sea 200 Years Ago - Dan Clements
  • The Salish Sea Estuarine Circulation: Causes and Consequences - Parker MacCready
  • The Salish Sea: Three Bodies of Water Seen as One - Bert Webber
  • Toxic Phytoplankton of the Salish Sea - Neil Harrington
  • Tsunamis in the Salish Sea: Hazards, Sources, Recurrence - Carrie Garrison-Laney
  • Upstream Land Use and Its Impacts On Our Shoreline and Oceans - Matthew Colston

Sound Waters University 2019 - 19 Returning Favorites

  • A Glacial History of Puget Sound and Its Relevancy to Communities Today - Dan McShane
  • Climate Change Impacts in the Salish Sea Area - Richard Gammon
  • Coastal Geology: Bluffs, Beaches and Landslides - Hugh Shipman
  • Crabbing 101 - John Hudson
  • Dungeness Crab in Puget Sound - Management and Life History - Don Rothaus
  • Effects of Plastics and Microplastics On Human Health and the Environment - Mahmoud Abdel-Monem
  • Farming for Carbon! - Eli Wheat
  • Forest Health in a Changing Climate - Kevin W. Zobrist
  • Getting Ready to Rumble: Natural Hazards Encountered on Whidbey Island and Emergency Preparedness (Double Session) - Eric Brooks, Rhonda Paulson, Sue Ryan, Jody Jeffers
  • Gray Whales in the Pacific Northwest - Pat Gearin
  • Island County Hydrogeology - Doug Kelly
  • Kayaking Local Waters: How and Where - Sue Ellen White, Dale Christensen
  • Native American Adaptation to Whidbey and the Salish Sea - Lou LaBombard
  • Orca Emergency Response Legislation in Olympia - What's Up and How to Participate - Rein Attemann, Nathan McCurtain
  • Puget Sound Fault Zones, Focusing on the South Whidbey Fault Zone and Darrington-Devils Mountain Fault Zone - Brian Sherrod
  • The Giant Pacific Octopus - Tim Carpenter
  • Update on Orca Tribes of the Salish Sea - Howard Garrett
  • What Marine Mussels Can Reveal About Legacy Contaminants, Fossil Fuels, and Pharmaceutical Drugs Along Washington's Salish Sea Coastline - Jennifer Lanksbury
  • Wildlife Photography - Bart Rulon