Preview of Classes

Preview of 2020 classes

SW.2020 Classes Preview

SW.2020 - PREVIEW of the new and returning favorite topics we expect to present at Sound Waters University 2020. (A few more classes are being finalized.)


Sound Waters University 2020 - 47 New Classes

  • International Shipping Impact on the Salish Sea - Stephanie Buffum
  • "This Little Light of Mine, I'm Not Gonna Let It Shine" - Jay Adams
  • Acoustic Monitoring and Land-based Observations of Harbor Porpoises - Mallory Palatucci
  • Bats: Essential Allies, Safe Neighbors - Sarah Schmidt
  • Birding Whidbey Island With Craig and Joy Johnson - Craig Johnson, Joy Johnson
  • Carbon Sequestration: How Island County Addresses Climate Change by Protecting Our Forests, Waters, and Rural Areas - Janet St. Clair, Eli Wheat, Elsa Schwartz
  • Coast Salish Public Art: Themes and Issues Visible on Ancestral Lands - Crisca Bierwert
  • Crabbing 101 - What to Know Before You Go - John Hudson
  • Density, Distribution, and Foraging Behavior of North American River Otters on Whidbey Island - Heide Island
  • Eager Beavers: Managing Ecosystem Engineers - Elyssa Kerr
  • Earthquakes in Your Backyard - Brian Sherrod
  • Eelgrass Meadows Sustain Life in the Salish Sea - Olivia Graham
  • Effect of the Marine Heat Wave on Puget Sound - Stephanie Moore
  • Electric Cars for Beginners: What to Know Before you Buy or Lease - Walt Blackford, Tim Economu
  • Electrosmog: An Invisible, Increasing Threat to Seabirds, Shoreline Flora, and Us - Mark Wahl
  • Getting to the Waters Edge: Exploring Island County Beaches - Jeanie McElwain, Kelly Webb
  • Habitat Happenings! Restoration for Wildlife on Whidbey and Camano Islands - Jessica Larson
  • Help Restore the Salish Sea Through Creosote and Marine Debris Reporting and Removal. - Chris Robertson
  • Hiking Close To Home - Maribeth Crandell
  • How to Save a Marbled Murrelet and Why It Matters - Maria Ruth
  • Life and Death of the Pacific Madrone in PNW Forests - Michael Yadrick, Marianne Elliott
  • Linking Indigenous Science, Modern Research and Restoration - Todd Woodard
  • Measuring impacts of noise pollution on people and wildlife - Lauren Kuehne
  • Ocean Acidification, the Natural World of the Salish Sea and Beyond - Brooke Love
  • Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary: A conservation story on the coast of Washington - Nicole Harris
  • Personal Preparedness for Major Emergencies - H.L. "Rusty" Palmer
  • Pinto Abalone 101: Bringing Back these Salish Sweeties - Katie Sowul
  • Plastic Free Salish Sea: An Innovative Campaign to Reduce Use of Plastics - Karin Roemers-Kleven
  • Protecting the Salish Sea Region: Its Waters, Endangered Species and People - Bill Sherman
  • Protecting Your Bluff by Restoring Native Vegetation - Gwendolyn Hannam
  • Puget Sound Kelp Forests: Seeing the Marine Forest for the Trees - Max Calloway
  • Sea Level Rise and Shoreline Development: How can we prepare? - Meredith Penny, Anna Toledo
  • Sea Level Rise Close to Home: maps, tools and strategies - Nicole Faghin
  • Shorebirds of Fields and Mudflats - Steve Ellis, Martha Ellis
  • Shoreline Restoration Success Stories: Northwest Straits Initiative & Island Marine Resource Committee - Lisa Kaufman
  • Shrimps of the Salish Sea - Gregory Jensen
  • Songs for the Sea: using music for self-care and as a tool in navigating climate crisis and change - Barbara Dunn
  • Southern Resident Orcas - Research, Risks and Recovery - Lynne Barre
  • The Joy of Mushrooms: Introduction to Fungi of South Whidbey - Heidi Hoelting
  • The Marine Mammal Stranding Network - Contributing to Scientific Information About Our Marine Environment and Its Inhabitants - Garry Heinrich
  • The Pigeon Guillemot: how a small seabird can teach us about the health of the Puget Sound - Emily Terao
  • The Puget Sound Dungeness Crab Fishery: Current Topics in Management and Research - Don Velasquez, Katelyn Bosley
  • The Secret Life of Aquarists: Behind the Scenes at PT Marine Science Center - Ali Redman
  • Tides and Currents - Understanding the Mystery and Magic - Jack Hartt
  • Toxic Phytoplankton of the Pacific Northwest - Neil Harrington
  • Tribal Fishing and Hunting Rights and Practices - Shawn Yanity, Kadi Bizyayeva, Jesse Pecor
  • Whidbey Island: Change of Worlds, 1774-1860 - Lynn Hyde

Sound Waters University 2020 - 13 Returning Favorites

  • Attracting Pollinators and Beneficial Insects To Your Garden and Farm - Eric Lee-Mader
  • Climate Change Impacts in the Salish Sea Area - Richard Gammon
  • Ecoregions of Washington State: Their Geologic, Climatological, and Biological Geneses and Differences - Joe Sheldon
  • Forage Fish: Little Fish That Make a Big Difference - Phillip Dionne
  • Forest Health in a Changing Climate - Kevin W. Zobrist
  • Getting to Know Bull Kelp in Island County - Linda Rhodes
  • Island County Hydrogeology - Doug Kelly
  • Plastics and Zero Waste Issues in the Salish Sea Region and Upcoming Legislation - Heather Trim
  • Raptors of Western Washington: From Shoreline to Summit - James Watson
  • Regime Change: Shifting Orca Tribes of the Salish Sea - Howard Garrett
  • Sea Level Rise: Evidence of Current Changes and the Science Behind Anticipating the Pace of Change Ahead - Ian Miller
  • What Are You Drinking? - John Lovie, Randi Perry
  • Wildlife Photography - Bart Rulon