Tuesday, November 28, 2017

PTMSC's Amazing Volunteers, Part 4

Morgan Trail volunteers both behind the scenes and with the public at the PTMSC Marine Exhibit. She helps facilitate our “Feed the Animals” program that takes place Saturdays at 2 p.m. (spring - fall).

This weekly event allows visitors a rare opportunity to participate in the husbandry of our tidepool animals. Morgan prepares food, demonstrates proper feeding techniques, and invites visitors to interact with the animals. She makes sure no visitor or animal goes unnoticed.

Morgan helping at the Marine Exhibit

When asked what inspires her to conserve the Salish Sea, Morgan answered: “It’s my home and I love all the animals and plants here.”

Having grown up in Port Townsend as well, I can definitely relate. This place offers such a wealth of beauty and so many opportunities to connect with the natural environment.

View of PTMSC Marine Exhibit from the shore (Photo by M. Vane)

Morgan is currently attending 8th grade and is interested in studying marine biology. She is already planning ways to get involved in marine science in the coming years, including classes she will take in high school.

One of Morgan’s favorite marine animals is the opalescent nudibranch.
I am so excited to see volunteers of all ages and backgrounds come together here at PTMSC to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea.
Thank you Morgan, and all of our volunteers, for the amazing people you are and all of the work you do!

During the month of December, the Port Townsend Marine Center is raising money to support place-based, people powered, hands-on learning. Your donation will help fund activities that inspire, such as youth summer camps, beach walks, touchable tide pools, and tours of the Orca Exhibit. Please send your gift or donate online at www.ptmsc.org by December 31st to receive a tax deduction.

Interested in becoming a PTMSC volunteer and working alongside inspired volunteers like Morgan Trail? Fill out our Volunteer Application! Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Gabriele Sanchez at 360-385-5582 X 120, or send an email to volunteer@ptmsc.org.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Morgan, for your valued volunteer work at PTMSC!


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