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Sound Waters University | Hope in Action | Feb 5 | 8:30 am to 3:15 pm

Two Keynotes

Your $60 ticket allows you to watch recorded sessions after the event so you can view all of the concurrent sessions.

On Saturday, Feb 5, you’ll get to watch the two keynote speakers and choose three classes:

  • Solitary Bees
  • Estuary Restoration for Salmon habitat
  • Anemones
  • Humpback Whales
  • Place-based STEAM education
  • Rockfishes
  • Impacts of Marine Vessels
  • Cephalopods: three local octopuses
  • 3 short films on bull kelp, Elwah River salmon, supply chain backup (marine cargo ships in Island County)

Take this opportunity to learn through A Journey of Discovery About Our Beautiful Natural World and the Salish Sea! If each of us shares the Sound Waters University website with one or two other people who you think may be interested in learning more about the Salish Sea area, our success would be guaranteed! Remember, anyone living anywhere can access the Sound Waters University 2022 classes online.

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Whether you just moved here, or you have been a resident for many years, or you are just visiting, something drew you to the Pacific Northwest. Sound Waters University will inspire you to dig in and become rooted.

Do you yearn for mental and spiritual connections, are you fraught with feeling hopelessness and apathy? Jack Burchard felt that way. It took a close friend to suggest to Jack, “Jack, just do something!” This jolt led him to Sound Waters University where he found over 700 participants in 2019.

He recalls, “The energy and opportunities flowed like a flood tide. The Keynote Hillary Franz talked about “uniting to protect our waters.” Exploring the exhibits, he discovered the SWS Volunteer Training program and met active Sound Water Stewards. After briefly considering the demanding schedule and commitment, he received a lot of information and encouragement from Stewards standing by including Lee Badovinus, Jack decided to apply that very afternoon. He had found his way to just do something. Jack recommends, “Start now, where you are, with what you have.”

We thank the sponsors whose financial support helps bring you this special learning experience.

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