Calendar of Events

Based at the University of Washington, Washington Sea Grant (WSG) funds marine research and works with communities and businesses to manage and protect marine resources. For further media information, please contact Marcus Duke, 206.685.0171,

Workshops and Classes 2014

Learn First Aid at Sea Workshop

When: February 26, 2015, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: NW Maritime Center, 431 Water St, Port Townsend

What:Topics in this US Coast Guard-approved course will include patient assessment, hypothermia, cold-water near-drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking, immobilization, CPR, first aid kits, and more.

Who:For recreational and commercial boaters.

Fee: $100 ($50 for commercial fishermen). Pre-registration is required.

For more information, please contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Marine Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225,

Special Events

Beach walkersFree Winter Night Beach Walk and Pier Peer

What: Shine a light onto winter's dark waters and beaches and see how life flourishes even after the rich summer plankton blooms have gone. Explore and wonder with Kitsap Beach Naturalists at these free evening event.  Meet at the Marinas listed below.

Where &
Kingston Marina – Friday, December 19, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Port Orchard Marina – Friday, January 2, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Brownsville Marina – Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Snap the Shore, See the Future: Capture Washington's King Tide

When: December 21–27, 2014

What: This holiday season get out of doors and capture images of Washington’s King Tide! Join the Witness King Tide Initiative December 21–27 and photograph one of the highest tides of the year in several locations along the Washington coast.

We invite you to help build a picture of what the future might look like after sea levels rise. Upload your images of the King Tides to the Witness King Tides website or post on Twitter and Instagram using #kingtidesWA. Your photos will join an international collection of online images that will help visualize future changes to our coastal communities.

For specific dates and times in your location, visit the Witness King Tides website.

More Educational Events

WSG sponsors educational events and opportunities. For more information, please see our Classroom Activities and Field Trips webpage.

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