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Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
http://www.padillabay.gov

January 2016

Padilla Bay: Introduction to Invasive Green Crabs

January 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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(Bayview, WA) European green crabs (Carcinus maenas) have invaded nearly every temperate marine habitat worldwide. Though they have been found on the outer coast of Washington and Vancouver Island, B.C. since the late 1990s, they are continuing to expand their range, and are now poised to enter Washington's inland waters along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. Join us for an introductory talk about the history and ecology of the green crab invasion, and to learn how you can…

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March 2016

Crab Team Training Workshop (Padilla Bay)

March 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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This event is free, but registration is required.  Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries in north Puget Sound? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to be our "Boots in the Mud" and join the Crab Team volunteer corps - no prior experience necessary. The workshop will include: An introduction to pocket estuaries and the invasion threat from European green crabs Learning and practicing the monitoring protocols Joining a team of 3 - 5 volunteers and selecting a…

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January 2017

Talk: European Green Crabs in Padilla Bay – Friends of Skagit Beaches

January 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Captures of five European green crabs on San Juan Island and in Padilla Bay last fall mark the first evidence that this global invader has expanded its range into Washington's Salish Sea. Are you interested to learn what we know about green crab in these areas, what the next steps are in responding to these sightings, and what you can do to help? Join Crab Team for a public talk by Emily Grason, Program Coordinator, and you'll be one of the best-informed beachgoers around!…

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February 2017

Families with Children: Mini Explorers (ages 3-5) High Tide, Low Tide

February 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 9, 2017

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 9, 2017

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 9, 2017

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Estuaries are diverse and distinct ecosystems characterized by the ebb and flow of marine and fresh waters. Join the staff of the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and learn how the plants and animals of the Skagit river valley deal with such a dynamic environment.

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Crab Team Training Workshop (FULL)

February 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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This event is now full. Thank you to those who signed up!  If you would still like to attend, please see the March training workshop at Padilla Bay, or other regional trainings on Crab Team's events calendar. Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries in north Puget Sound? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to be our "Boots in the Mud" and join the Crab Team volunteer corps - no prior experience necessary. The workshop will include: An…

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Families with Children: Junior Ecologists (ages 6-9) Forage Fish

February 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Forage fish serve as a foundation for marine food webs. Learn about the importance of the small fries from the staff at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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March 2017

Crab Team Training Workshop (FULL)

March 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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This event has filled to capacity. We invite you to our remaining 2017 trainings in Blyn (3/31) or Port Townsend (3/20).  Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries in north Puget Sound? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to be our "Boots in the Mud" and join the Crab Team volunteer corps - no prior experience necessary. The workshop will include: An introduction to pocket estuaries and the invasion threat from European green crabs; Learning and practicing…

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March 2018

Crab Team New Volunteer Training (Padilla Bay)

March 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States

This event is free, but registration is required.  Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries in Washington's Salish Sea? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to join Crab Team's "Boots in the Mud" – no prior experience necessary. The workshop will include: An introduction to pocket estuaries and the invasion threat from European green crabs; Learning and practicing the monitoring protocols; Identification of pocket estuary critters; More information: This year, Crab Team is recruiting only a limited number…

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Crab Team Returning Volunteer Training (Padilla Bay)

March 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States

This event is free, but registration is required.  A refresher and continuing education opportunity for returning Crab Team volunteers. The workshop will include: Protocol updates Tips on efficient sampling In-depth time on species ID More information: This workshop is intended only for volunteers who have monitored with Crab Team in prior years. Potential new volunteers should attend a full-day training workshop, either in Padilla Bay, or Poulsbo. This curriculum will go into greater depth on efficient sampling, and critter ID, and…

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September 2018

Taking the Mystery Out of Cultural Resource Management

September 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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What threatens cultural resources and what protects them? This one-day workshop will help you feel more confident and competent in managing the risk associated with cultural resources on any project with a cultural resource component. The cost is $125 and includes a catered lunch and all materials. If you are an AICP member, you will earn 6 CM credits. In this training, you will: Be introduced to the Who, How, What, and When of tribal consultation or coordination; Identify the 4…

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March 2019

Crab Team New Volunteer Training – Padilla Bay

March 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Free

Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries in Washington's Salish Sea? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to join Crab Team's "Boots in the Mud" – no prior experience necessary. The workshop will include: An introduction to pocket estuaries and the invasion threat from European green crab; Learning and practicing the monitoring protocols; Identification of pocket estuary animals; More information: This year, Crab Team is recruiting a limited number of new volunteers to add to existing sites/teams, so…

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January 2020

Octopus Adventures: Mini Explorers

January 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States

Cephalapod, you say? That's what we call octopus, squid, and their amazing relatives. Come see and learn about these tentacled wonders at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. This free program is offered four times. Mini Explorers are the 3-5 year old learners. We look at a new topic each month, with stories, games, hands-on observations, art projects, and plenty of action.   Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 - 11:00am;  Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00pm; Thursday, January…

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Who are the Coast Salish People: Junior Ecologists

January 10, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States

Estuaries like Padilla Bay have been home to the Coast Salish people for thousands of years. Come hear their stories and learn of their deep connection to this place called the Salish Sea at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Junior Ecologists are 6-9 year olds who have fun exploring the estuary. Excursions to the beach, science experiments, games, art projects, and studying life in the bay–this free program is guaranteed fun!   Friday, January 10, 2020, 10:30am -…

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Teaching Teachers about Climate Change

January 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States

The Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve provides a free climate change workshop for climate science educators, curriculum specialists, and professional development providers. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) explicitly includes the topic of global climate change in grade bands 6–8 and 9–12. The inclusion of this important Earth system science topic and underlying concepts has far-reaching implications for curriculum and instruction design and implementation, and teacher professional learning. This two-day workshop will prepare educators with a deeper conceptual understanding…

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February 2020

Super Sea Stars: Mini Explorers

February 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States

Learn about sea stars and their prickly relatives at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Come meet live sea stars from our aquariums and learn all about their wanderful ways during this free event. Mini Explorers are the 3-5 year old learners. We look at a new topic each month, with stories, games, hands-on observations, art projects, and plenty of action.   Wednesday, February 5, 10:00 - 11:00am;  Wednesday, February 5, 1:00 - 2:00pm;  Thursday, February 6, 10:00 -…

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Prickly-skinned Echinoderms: Junior Ecologists

February 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Sea stars and their lumpy, bumpy relatives love life in the estuary. Come meet the echinoderms in Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve's aquariums, and learn about their amazing talents. Junior Ecologists are 6-9 year olds who have fun exploring the estuary. Excursions to the beach, science experiments, games, art projects, and studying life in the bay–this free program is guaranteed fun!   Friday, February 14, 2020, 10:30am – 12:00pm; and Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:30am – 12:00pm   Padilla…

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March 2020

Teaching Climate Change and O.A.

March 5, 2020 - March 6, 2020
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve hosts Carbonated Water: Teaching Climate Change and Ocean Acidification, a professional development workshop for middle and high school teachers. Participants in this workshop will: • Gain knowledge of climate change and ocean acidification in the Pacific Northwest • Explore sources of local environmental data and work towards incorporating data into inquiry-based science learning experiences; • Receive materials and activities included in the Ocean Sciences Sequence (OSS) curriculum on Climate Change developed by UC Berkeley Lawrence…

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CANCELED: Crab Team New Volunteer Training – Padilla Bay

March 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Free

Emily and a few volunteer trainees practice the monitoring protocol at a previous workshop in Poulsbo. **Update: It is with an abundance of caution that the Washington Sea Grant Director has made the decision to cancel this training workshop. We do not want to risk anyone’s health and wellness given the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in our state. As members of our broader Washington Sea Grant and UW community, current information regarding the University’s communications and protocols can be…

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May 2020

CANCELLED: Marine Invertebrates of Padilla Bay

May 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States

Dive into the wonderful world of spineless critters in the Padilla Bay estuary. From microscopic plankton to foot-long California cucumbers, invertebrates offer amazing diversity and curious life histories. Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve staff will lead this program, followed by an optional trek to mudflats. Bring a jacket and old shoes that tie or snug boots. Free.   When: Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 1:00--3:30pm Where: Padilla Bay NERR 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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October 2020

Virtual Beach Seine Adventure

October 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Ever wonder who's living under the waves in Padilla Bay? Not ready for SCUBA? Join this online program with Padilla Bay staff. You'll watch from your screen as they take our rowboat out into the eelgrass and pull a net through the water. You'll help discover who was caught and learn about the fish in Padilla Bay, There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. This program is great for all ages. Presented by Padilla Bay National Estuarine…

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