Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Eleanora the Octopus Featured In PT Leader

photo by Lily Haight, Port Townsend Leader
Our new resident octopus is featured in the news!

"Eleanora, who is roughly 2 years old, originally came from the area around Whidbey Island. She had been living at the Friday Harbor Laboratories, where she was helping researchers study the intelligence of the Giant Pacific Octopus. Now, Eleanora is a resident of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center aquarium, where she’s being featured in a film that Florian Graner, the underwater documentarian of Sealife Productions, is working on." 

Read more about how PTMSC aquarist Ali Redman and documentarian Florian Graner interact with Eleanora in the Leader's article.

And be sure to come visit Eleanora during exhibit hours; Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

Thanks to Lily Haight at the Port Townsend Leader for the feature.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lecture: The Northwest Coastal Explorer









Sunday, November 11

3 pm

Robert Steelquist
Pacific Northwest writer, photographer,
naturalist, and environmental educator

The Fort Worden Chapel

Admission: $5

(students, teachers FREE)

Robert Steelquist is a native Pacific Northwest writer, naturalist, and environmental educator with a 30-year career introducing young and old to the nature of the Northwest. He has led hundreds on nature walks, backpacking trips, tall ship trainings, river floats, teacher workshops, archaeology field schools, and other outdoor learning adventures. With a practiced eye and patient voice he leads us to see the world around us, understand and experience its wonders. He lives in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, near Blyn, Washington. His latest book, The Northwest Coastal Explorer, was published by Timber Press in 2016. He served as Education Coordinator for NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary until retiring in 2014.

More info: http://blog.pencol.edu/robert-steelquist-curious-by-nature/

Contact: robertst@olypen.com

This is the second installment of The Future of Oceans lecture series.

This event is offered with generous support by the Darrow Family.

Assisted Listening Devices available

Friday, October 5, 2018

Lecture--Swimming Through Swirls: Observing Ribbons and Rings of Ocean Circulation Autonomously

deploying underwater robots
Sunday, October 14

3 pm

Dr. Charles Eriksen
Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
read bio here

The Fort Worden Chapel

Admission: $5

(students, teachers FREE)

Charlie Eriksen has helped change the way the ocean is observed, from top to bottom and shore to shore. His research group invented the Seaglider and Deepglider underwater vehicles. Scarcely six feet long, these autonomous vehicles swim thousands of miles while taking the pulse of ocean circulation: its temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, currents and biological properties. Eriksen deploys these robots to examine the undersea world of intense currents, where explosive turbulence and small subsurface waves interact with the global circulation.   

https://www.ocean.washington.edu/story/Be_Boundless%252C_Oceanography

Contact:  eriksen@uw.edu

This is the first installment of The Future of Oceans lecture series.

This event is offered with generous support by the Darrow Family.

Assisted Listening Devices available

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Give Jefferson: Give Where You Live!







Through programs at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, kids get excited about science and environmental stewardship. With adequate preparation, high quality science jobs await the next generation.

Journey Orchanian, former PTMSC camper
“Going to a marine science camp was a lot of fun and I know it changed me. I am more confident and I tried new things because of it, like scuba diving and an oceanography class. Now I want to go into marine biology.” 

--Journey Orchanian


PTMSC is a proud 2018 Give Jefferson participant! This campaign is sponsored by the Jefferson Community Foundation and United Good Neighbors and offers people a way to learn about and support the wide variety of nonprofits enriching our county, including the Marine Science Center.


Visit www.givejefferson.org to view the Give Jefferson online Giving Catalog.
Only available for the month of October.