Friday, April 25, 2014

GiveBIG on May 6th

You can Go Blue! by supporting our AmeriCorps volunteers to take action on climate change, plastics, toxics and ocean health by participating in the Seattle Foundations' GiveBig campaign on May 6th. It's easy and it's fun! Whatever amount you give toward our goal of $11,500-which will pay for two AmeriCorps volunteers next year-will be matched dollar-by-dollar from PTMSC donors and "stretched" by the Seattle Foundation.
Gone Green? Go Blue!
Gone Green? Go Blue!

Look for more behind-the-scenes photos and videos of our treasured AmeriCorps volunteers on Facebook leading up to the GiveBig day on May 6th, and follow us on Twitter. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting way to extend your donation in support of the AmeriCorps program at PTMSC through GiveBig.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Earth Day Beach Clean-Up and Weed Pull Extravaganza

Saturday, April 19
(meet in the Natural History Exhibit at 10AM)

We had so much fun at our last weed pull, we wanted to do it again!  Celebrate Earth Day with some of your favorite people and join us in partnership with WA State Parks, the Friends of Fort Worden, and Washington Coastsavers to help clean our beaches and remove invasive species as part of ongoing restoration efforts at Fort Worden.  Families and friends welcome!  Snacks will be provided; please bring a lunch.  RSVP not required, but encouraged to get an accurate headcount. 

Please contact Amy Johnson360-385-5582 x204 to let her know you're coming, or if you have any questions.

PTMSC Annual Meeting with Erich Hoyt

Wednesday, May 7, from 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Fort Worden, Building 204, in Port Townsend

Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s Annual Meeting w/ Featured Speaker Erich Hoyt
“Adventures with Orcas in the North Pacific, from Stubbs to Iceberg” 

Annual Meeting Remarks (15 minutes) directly followed by lecture.
Book sale and signing following lecture (6:30 - 7:00 PM)

Cost:   PTMSC Members – free, Adults $7, Youth (under 18) $3

Erich is the author of the books, Orca: The Whale Called Killer and Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. A Research Fellow with Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) in the UK, he is co-founder of the Far East Russia Orca Project which has recorded the Russian killer whale pods and photo-IDed some 1500 orcas off Kamchatka and in the Commander Islands—including three white orcas found so far in the study areas.

“We are living in an era and in a part of the world where whale research has exploded,” says Erich Hoyt. “And we’ve got some amazing orca stories to tell here—mostly positive, some heartbreaking, but all compelling.”

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by contacting  Brian Kay at 
360.385.5582 x104  or
You can pay the non-member admission in advance with a VISA/MC or you can pay at the event.
Don't miss it!