In 1990, Dan Harpole, then Assistant Director at Centrum, suggested that PTMSC and Centrum collaborate on a new residential program for youth that would combine marine biology, the arts and environmental concerns. Several months of planning resulted in the design and curriculum for Water World, a five-day program that has been offered statewide every year since 1990. It continues to be one of the most popular youth programs for both Centrum and PTMSC.
Each year, 50-70 fourth and fifth graders from schools around the state have direct hands-on experiences in the labs, studios, beaches and bluffs at Fort Worden State Park. As they learn science, they simultaneously express their perceptions and learning in drawing, sculpture, writing and movement, working with professional artists in both the field and studio.
This is one of 30 reasons to give $30 to celebrate 30 years. Or increase your impact and give more. All funds support the Future Fund to keep the PTMSC going strong. Donate online or call (360) 385-5582, ext. 104, or send a check to 532 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368.