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, mduke@uw.edu.

Workshops and Classes 2015

Sea Survival Skills

Washington Sea Grant and the Gig Harbor Boat Shop are co-sponsoring a Coast Guard Approved Drill Instructor course for commercial fisherman and charter boat operators. This Coast Guard-approved course meets the training requirements of the Commercial Fishing Safety Act to conduct drills. Course work combines lecture and hands-on experience with safety and survival equipment required for commercial fishing vessels. Learn about emergency procedures and develop appropriate emergency drills for your own vessel.

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Gig Harbor Boat Shop, 3805 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor

Cost: $100 (free for commercial fishermen). Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Continuing Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

Learn First Aid at Sea

Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal are co-sponsoring a Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea course. Topics covered include patient assessment, hypothermia, cold water, near-drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking, immobilization, First Aid kits, and more.

When: Monday, March 23, 2015, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Bldg, Fishermen's Terminal, Seattle

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

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Continuing Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

Learn First Aid at Sea

Washington Sea Grant and the Gig Harbor BoatShop at Eddon Boatyard are co sponsoring a Coast Guard Approved First Aid at Sea Course. Topics covered include CPR, patient assessment, hypothermia, cold water, near drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking, immobilization, and First Aid kits.

When: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Gig Harbor Boat Shop, 3805 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor

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

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Continuing Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

Basic Watch Standing

Washington Sea Grant, the Northwest Maritime Center, and WSU Jefferson County Extension cosponsor a workshop on Basic Watch Standing. This workshop is for anyone who is interested in working on commercial fishing vessels or has some experience and would like to learn more.

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9 a.m.-5p.m.

Where: Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend

Cost: $50. Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Continuing Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop

Protect your propeller and mind your metals, from aluminum to zinc. Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal co-sponsor a hands-on Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop—a hands-on class for marine professionals and other boat owners, commercial and recreational.

When: Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.

Where:Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Bldg, Fishermen's Terminal, Seattle

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

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Continuing Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

Special Events

22nd Conference for Shellfish Growers

First convened by Washington Sea Grant in 1991, the Conference for Shellfish Growers brings together representatives from the shellfish industry, government and academia. This year, the conference will focus on emerging issues and shellfish culture. For more information, see the conference webpage.

When: March 2-3, 2015

Where: 35 N Forks Ave, Forks, WA

Cost: The registration cost is $110.00 before February 26, 2015, and $140.00 thereafter. To register, download the PDF.

For more information, please contact Teri L. King or Jennifer Runyan, 360.432.3054, wsgcanal@uw.edu.

River and Ocean Film Festival

Enjoy family-friendly film explorations of our rivers and oceans at the second annual River & Ocean Film Festival on April 25, 2015. This event, held in conjunction with the RainFest River & Ocean Fair and the Washington Coast Clean-up, celebrates the freshwater and marine environments of the west end of the Olympic Peninsula. Short films from the Olympic Peninsula and beyond will highlight the beauty and opportunity of this region, as well as some of the issues faced by its marine and freshwater habitats and the human community.

When: Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Where: 35 N Forks Ave, Forks, WA

Cost: This event is free of charge.

For more information, please contact Ian Miller, 360.432.3054, immiller@uw.edu.

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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