Local Activities

It is with an abundance of caution that Washington Sea Grant has canceled certain upcoming events in order to comply with the Governor’s order of “Stay Home/Stay Healthy” and to avoid risking anyone’s health and wellness given the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in our state.

Visit the heart of Seattle’s fishing industry: Fishermen’s Terminal. Park in the lot and start your tour at the Fishermen’s Memorial. From there, stroll down to the docks and view the variety of vessels. Visit one of three seafood restaurants on-site before or after for a delicious meal featuring fresh, local seafood.

Visit Seattle’s waterfront to view the Seattle Seawall, an innovative solution to the persistent problem of habitat loss for salmon and other shoreline species in an urban setting. It is the largest, habitat-friendly, urban seawall in the world!

Walk along the Chihuly Bridge of Glass from Pacific Avenue towards the Museum of Glass. Before dropping down to the museum, look across the waterway to the Tacoma tideflats.

Visit ground zero of the largest dam removal project in the world and one of the largest ecological restoration projects ever attempted. See the developing shoreline and take a car tour of three important restoration sites along the Elwha River.

Hop in a car for a tour of Seattle’s best oyster bars, where you’ll taste firsthand the collaborative efforts of WSG, local shellfish growers and restaurants.

Beach Walks

Jeff Adams, Marine Ecologist

Daytime and evening guided tours throughout the year with WSG specialists provide opportunities to enrich your shoreline experience and learn about Salish Sea oceanography, marine invertebrates, plants, seaweeds, and conservation.

Fairs and Festivals

Communications Team

Throughout the summer and fall WSG staff participate in a variety of marine themed fairs and festivals around Washington. The Northwest Wooden Boat Festival and the Bellingham SeaFeast are just a few of the events where Washington Sea Grant staff have a booth with marine-related educational materials to share.


Kitsap Water Festival

Jeff Adams, Marine Ecologist

The Kitsap Waters Festival is an annual event in mid-spring that brings together educators on the Kitsap Peninsula and beyond.  Nearly 1,000 Kitsap fourth graders, their teachers, and parents learn about a wide variety of water-related topics.

River and Ocean Film Festival

Ian Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist, Olympic Peninsula

The River and Ocean Film Festival is presented each year by Washington Sea Grant and partners and offers film explorations of our regional rivers and oceans. The films highlight the beauty and opportunity of this region and the issues facing its marine and freshwater habitats.The event is typically held at Washington at the Rainforest Arts Center in Forks.


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