Saturday, June 23rd
Take part in a rare opportunity to view a majestic bald eagle up close at a presentation given by Jeff Guidry at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s Natural History Exhibit in Fort Worden State Park. Admission is $5, $3 for kids and free to Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) members.
“This is such an excellent learning experience for the whole family,” said Anne Murphy, PTMSC Executive Director. “In addition to meeting Freedom, visitors will hear Jeff share information about eagle behavior, habitats and life cycles.” Jack, a four-year-old retired sled dog, will also be accompanying them, demonstrating the inter-species bond that has developed between the eagle and dog.
From the moment Guidry saw the emaciated baby eagle with broken wings, his life was changed. For weeks he worked with the staff at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, tending to the grievously injured bird. Miraculously, she recovered. They named her “Freedom” and Guidry became her devoted caretaker. Though Freedom would never fly, she had Jeff as her wings.
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center has partnered with several businesses to offer a “Freedom Weekend Package Getaway” for the whole family. Puget Sound Express has a wildlife cruise to view eagles and whales in their natural habitat, leaving at 9 a.m. at Point Hudson Marina on Saturday, June 23rd and returning by 1 p.m.—back just in time for the presentation. Accommodations are available at the Bishop Victorian Hotel and the Washington Hotel. All three businesses are offering a 15% discount. Just use the code EAGLE. Children are welcome. For more info, go to www.pugetsoundexpress.com, www.bishopvictorian.com and www.washingtonhotelporttownsend.com.