Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Household Hazardous Waste Collection [Bainbridge]

When: June 15, 10 AM – 4 PM
Where: 7305 NE Hidden Cove Road, Bainbridge Island,

Get complete event details on the Facebook event page or our website.
Kitsap County residents only

— source: Kitsap County Recycling and Garbage News, 1 May 2019.
[Public Waste and Recycling Events — 2019]
https://www.kitsapgov.com/pw/Pages/publicdisposalevents.aspx

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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Junior Naturalists’ Photography Event [Gig Harbor]

“Bring the kids to Sehmel Homestead Park for an afternoon of discovery! We’ll provide a camera kit and map for a nature scavenger hunt that will entertain the whole family. More details will be available online soon.”
— source: Great Peninsula Conservancy newsletter, Spring 2019.
For information about this and other GPC news and events, go to greatpeninsula.org

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Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Beach Exploration [Kitsap Memorial State Park, North Kitsap]

Discovery Pass required. Look for our neon vests on the beach
When: Monday, June 17, 12:00 PM -1:30 PM

What are the Kitsap 2019 Beach Explorations? These low-tide beach explorations (looking at the unique creatures that call the intertidal zone home) are free and suitable for all ages. Boots or close-toed shoes recommended. Various groups sponsor the explorations: Sea Discovery Center, Harbor Wildwatch, and WSU Kitsap Extension/Washington Sea Grant/Kitsap Beach Naturalists.
— source: 2019 Free Beach Exploration Schedule, e-distributed 29 April 2019 by WSU Extension.



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Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

Beach Exploration [Lions Park, East Bremerton]

Meet at northwest end of Lions Park near boat launch.
When: Tuesday, June 18, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

What are the Kitsap 2019 Beach Explorations?
     These low-tide beach explorations (looking at the unique creatures that call the intertidal zone home) are free and suitable for all ages. Boots or close-toed shoes recommended.
     Various groups sponsor the explorations: Sea Discovery Center, Harbor Wildwatch, and WSU Kitsap Extension/Washington Sea Grant/Kitsap Beach Naturalists.
— source: 2019 Free Beach Exploration Schedule, e-distributed 29 April 2019 by WSU Extension.


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Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

“Story Walk: Bridging Bremerton” . . . a day of festivities in Bremerton—hosted by Josh Farley of the Kitsap Sun

The Kitsap Beach Naturalists will be helping with the “Treasures in the Tidelands” part of the day’s events. For specifics of all of the day’s activities, please go to this blog announcement:
 https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/blogs/bremerton-beat/2018/05/04/bridging-bremerton-story-walk-local-community-event/575426002/

 An abridged version of the day’s schedule is listed below (from the “Bridging Bremerton” flyer and from the blog announcement):

“All walks will begin at Evergreen-Rotary Park; specifically, the World War I memorial next to the park's boat launch. All walks are free, just RSVP to josh.farley@kitsapsun.com or on Facebook and be prepared to walk about three miles!”

8 a.m. Healing the Salish Sea
      How nature can be nurtured to restore Puget Sound
(Note: Early risers can enjoy a 30-minute yoga class thanks to the Bremerton Family YMCA at 7:30 a.m.)

8 a.m. Run the loop with Kitsap Sun editor David Nelson

10:30 a.m. Wet Paint
      The art of the bridge loop, with live painting at Manette’s art wall
    (Note: Those who arrive early can enjoy a 30-minute yoga class thanks to the Bremerton Family YMCA at 10 a.m.)

10:30 a.m. Bike ride with Bremerton City Council members Kevin Gorman and Lori Wheat

1 p.m. Treasures in the Tidelands [* see additional information listed below]
       An adventure to one of Kitsap’s most abundant beaches

1 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
       Collect 12 clues to win a collector’s coin, good for admission about the USS Turner Joy

1-4 p.m. Block party at Seaside Church

4 p.m. [till?] Dark History Pub Crawl
       Feel, taste, and listen to the seediest times in Bremerton’s history at five Manette venues”

* regarding “Treasures in the Tidelands” —this notice from the 6 June 2019 WSU Extension newsletter
“We're excited to announce that Josh Farley from the Kitsap Sun has invited our Kitsap Beach Naturalists and partners to host a new ‘Treasures in the Tidelands’ exploration at their Bridging Bremerton event at 1 pm on Saturday June 22nd.
“Amy Linhart from WSU Extension, Jeff Adams from WA Sea Grant, Lauren Kemper from the SEA Discovery Center, and Rachael Easton from Harbor Wildwatch will also join the fun.
“The event officially beings at 1pm in Evergreen park in Bremerton. From there, Josh Farley will lead participants on a walk to Lions Park, where the intertidal exploration will begin.” 

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Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

Birds and Wildlife Sleuthing [Silverdale], Grades PK-2

“Discovery Play Day. Stories, hands-on learning and outdoor fun exploring ecosystems. In partnership with Clear Creek Trails Task Force.”
- When: Wednesday, June 26, 10 a.m. – noon
- Where: Clear Creek Sa’qad Interpretive Center, 9641 Levin Road NW, Silverdale
            — source: p. 22, Inspire Jun.Jul.Aug. 2019, A publication of Kitsap Regional Library

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Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

26 and 27 June 2019: Democratic Party Presidential Candidates' Debates [Gig Harbor]

“June 26 & 27: IMAX Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate
Program: Watch both nights of the 2019 Democratic Presidential Candidate Debates with your friends and neighbors on a giant 70 ft x 40 ft screen at the Gig Harbor Galaxy Uptown IMAX Theater.
- Dates: Wednesday, June 26, & Thursday, June 27, 2019
- Time: 6pm start. Doors open at 5:15pm
- Location: IMAX THEATER – Galaxy Uptown Luxury+ Theatre
Address: 4649 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
- Price: Go to the 26D.org website to access the presidential debates website and then to purchase tickets: $15 per night or $25 for two nights.
     MC: Derek Young, Pierce County Council Member
     Co-hosts: 26th Legislative District Democrats, Pierce County Democratic Central Committee,
Kitsap County Democratic Central Committee
— source: 26D.org (accessed 26 May 2019)

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Jul
12
4:30 PM16:30

Battle Point Park Trail hike [Bainbridge Island] with author/hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis

“Forest to Sky Trail—join author and hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis on a family-friendly hike on the Forest to Sky Trail
- When: Friday, July 12, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- Where: Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive NE, Bainbridge Island
Jennifer Pharr Davis is the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
— source: p. 5, Inspire Jun.Jul.Aug. 2019, A publication of Kitsap Regional Library

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Jul
13
2:30 PM14:30

Carpenter Lake Hike hike with author/hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis

“Carpenter Lake—join author and hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis on a family-friendly hike at the Capenter Lake Trails. Meet at Gordon Elementary School.”
- When: Saturday, July 13, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- Where: Gordon Elementary School, 26331 Barber Cut Off Rd NE
Jennifer Pharr Davis is the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
— source: p. 5, Inspire Jun.Jul.Aug. 2019, A publication of Kitsap Regional

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Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

Tree and Plant Detectives [Silverdale], Grades PK-2

“Discovery Play Day. Stories, hands-on learning and outdoor fun exploring ecosystems. In partnership with Clear Creek Trails Task Force.”
- When: Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m. – noon
- Where: Clear Creek Trail’s Ridgetop Pavilion, 9228 Ridgetop Blvd. NW, Silverdale
            — source: p. 22, Inspire Jun.Jul.Aug. 2019, A publication of Kitsap Regional Library.

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Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Styrofoam Recycling Collection [Kitsap County Fairgrounds]

When: July 27, 9 AM to 3 PM
Where: Sheep Barn at Kitsap County Fairgrounds

Get complete event details on the Facebook event page or our website.
Kitsap County residents only
— source: Kitsap County Recycling and Garbage News, 1 May 2019.
[Public Waste and Recycling Events — 2019]
https://www.kitsapgov.com/pw/Pages/publicdisposalevents.aspx

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Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

Beach Exploration [Lions Park, East Bremerton]


Meet at northwest end of Lions Park near the boat launch.
When: Wednesday, July 31  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What are the Kitsap 2019 Beach Explorations?
     These low-tide beach explorations (looking at the unique creatures that call the intertidal zone home) are free and suitable for all ages. Boots or close-toed shoes recommended.
     Various groups sponsor the explorations: Sea Discovery Center, Harbor Wildwatch, and WSU Kitsap Extension/Washington Sea Grant/Kitsap Beach Naturalists.
— source: 2019 Free Beach Exploration Schedule, e-distributed 29 April 2019 by WSU Extension.

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Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

Low Tide Beach Walk [Silverdale], Grades PK-2

“Discovery Play Day. Stories, hands-on learning and outdoor fun exploring ecosystems. In partnership with Clear Creek Trails Task Force.”
- When: Wednesday, July 31, 10 a.m. – noon
-  Where: Waterfront Park Picnic Shelter, 3337 NW Byron St. NW, Silverdale
            — source: p. 22, Inspire Jun.Jul.Aug. 2019, A publication of Kitsap Regional Library.

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Aug
21
12:34 AM00:34

21-25 Aug 2019 Bring Your Own Bag! [Kitsap County Fair Grounds]

August 21-25 -- Kitsap County Fair
Learn about plastic bag bans and get a free reusable shopping bag at our fair booth.
Fair admission required. Free events will be announced at a later date.
— source: Kitsap County Recycling and Garbage News, 1 May 2019.
[Public Waste and Recycling Events — 2019]
https://www.kitsapgov.com/pw/Pages/publicdisposalevents.aspx

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Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Pond Dipping and Wetland Wonders [Silverdale], Grades PK-2

“Discovery Play Day. Stories, hands-on learning and outdoor fun exploring ecosystems. In partnership with Clear Creek Trails Task Force.”
- When: Wednesday, 21 August, 10 a.m. – noon
- Where: Clear Creek Sa’qad Interpretive Center, 9641 Levin Road NW, Silverdale
            — source: p. 22, Inspire Jun.Jul.Aug. 2019 (a publication of Kitsap Regional Library)

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

“Damned to Extinction” film screening about orcas and salmon [Gig Harbor]

A story by orca scientists, local citizens, tribal members, and others who have been working to protect orca about restoring the salmon they depend on and about the dams that have contributed to the demise of both of these iconic species.
When: June 14, 6 – 8PM
Where: Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332
            — source: Orca Action Month listing of events https://orcamonth.wordpress.com/events/ (accessed 31 May 2019)

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Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Journals [Kingston]

“Create a bound paper journal to use throughout the summer as you document the world around you. All ages.”
- When: Tuesday, June 11, 6 – 7 p.m.
- Where: Kingston public library
   — source: p. 7, Inspire Jun.Jul.Aug. 2019, A publication of Kitsap Regional Library

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Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Beach Cleanups (for Orca Action Month) [Hansville, Bainbridge Island]

Meet with local experts at various WA and OR beaches to also help whales by participating in a beach cleanup.
- When: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
- Where: Point No Point, Hansville (with Orca Network)

- When: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
- Where: Fay Bainbridge Park, Bainbridge Island (with Whale Scout)

— source: Orca Action Month listing of events https://orcamonth.wordpress.com/events/ (accessed 31 May 2019)

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Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

Free Junk-Furniture Disposal [Olympic View Transfer Station]

“June 9 -- Olympic View Transfer Station [near the Bremerton airport]
Get complete event details on the Facebook event page or our website.
Kitsap County and North Mason residents only”
— source: Kitsap County Recycling and Garbage News, 1 May 2019.
[Public Waste and Recycling Events — 2019]

https://www.kitsapgov.com/pw/Pages/publicdisposalevents.aspx

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Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

SEA Discovery Center [Poulsbo]: Ocean Tools, Grades PK-2

“Learn about our local sea creatures in this series led by instructors at the SEA Discovery Center. Registration required [go to KRL.org/classes-events to register].”
- When: Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. – noon
- Where: SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St., NE, Poulsbo
— source: p. 22, Inspire Jun.Jul.Aug. 2019 (a publication of Kitsap Regional Library)

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Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Scott Freeman, Author of Saving Tarboo Creek [Chimacum]

The Clemente website describes its community dialogue program as follows:
     “Join us for an informal series of engaging community dialogue to explore how the arts and humanities reflect upon and inspire our sense of place, and how they can help us build stronger communities.”
     “Every first Wednesday of the month at the Finnriver Cider Garden, 124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325.
     “Program to start at 6pm in the Tasting Porch (newly enclosed & heated!)
“The dialogue series is free and open to the public.
     “Food and drinks are available for purchase on site. Come for a healthy meal and delicious cider--stay for a cozy evening of community and conversation in the heart of Chimacum!”

—  Source: A full list of the Clemente monthly community-dialogue series can be found at this website: The Clemente Course in the Humanities, https://www.jeffersonclemente.org/thinking-through-the-land [accessed 3 Apr 2019]

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Jun
3
10:30 AM10:30

Beach Exploration [Shine Tidelands State Park, south of Port Ludlow]

Discovery Pass required. Look for our neon vests on the beach.
When: Monday, June 3  10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

What are the Kitsap 2019 Beach Explorations?
     These low-tide beach explorations (looking at the unique creatures that call the intertidal zone home) are free and suitable for all ages. Boots or close-toed shoes recommended.
     Various groups sponsor the explorations: Sea Discovery Center, Harbor Wildwatch, and WSU Kitsap Extension/Washington Sea Grant/Kitsap Beach Naturalists.
— source: 2019 Free Beach Exploration Schedule, e-distributed 29 April 2019 by WSU Extension.

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Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

STEM Night Out - Runaway Runoff [Sea Discovery Center, Poulsbo]

“How can the #1 pollution problem of Puget Sound be fixed? Be part of the solution as you apply engineering principles to rebuild cities and towns to protect local streams, lakes, and bays from the damaging effects of stormwater runoff.”

When: 1 June 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Poulsbo, SEA Discovery Center

 Course Code   YP-STEM-P01192
Age Requirement        There is a min age requirement of 11 and max age requirement of 14. 
Cost: $ 20

— source: Western Washington University Extended Education, https://ee-portal.wwu.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=1769, accessed 8 Mar 2019.

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May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Seaweed Pressing Class [Bremerton]

“Hello,
I’m excited to announce a new event happening on May 28th, titled ‘The Art of Science: Pressing Marine Greens.’
You may have pressed flowers, but have you ever pressed seaweed? Join Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Nam Sui as he guides us through the fascinating biology of local seaweeds and seagrasses and the art of seaweed pressing. Participants are invited to sip on locally brewed beer and kombucha with friends and family while engaging in this educational art-science workshop.

- When: Tuesday May 28th, 6-8:30pm
- Where: Crane’s Castle Brewing, 1550 NE Riddell Rd #180, Bremerton, WA 98310 (all ages welcome)
- What: Create your own coastal art while learning about the seaweeds that surround us. Once your artwork is pressed and dried, you will receive your masterpiece by mail.

SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER TODAY! Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/Seaweedpressing. Help us spread the word with the attached flyer (both PDF and jpg formats). This event is made possible through partnership with WSU Kitsap County Extension, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, SEA Discovery Center, and Crane’s Castle Brewing.

Thank you,
Amy Brodbeck
Water Stewardship Program, WSU Kitsap County Extension, 345 6th Street , Suite 550, Bremerton, WA   abrodbeck@co.kitsap.wa.us    360-337-7157 # 6272”
— source: 5 April 2019 e-announcement from Amy Brodbeck

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May
25
9:45 AM09:45

Coral , Kilmer, and Randall [Gig Harbor]

What: Chasing Coral film screening and discussion [with Congressman Derek Kilmer, Washington State Senator Emily Randall, and community members]
Date: Saturday, May 25
Time: Doors open at 9:45 am, Movie and discussion from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Galaxy Uptown Luxury Theatre, 4649 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor, 98335.

Tickets are limited, please reserve your seats

“Warming oceans. Increasing acidification. Impacts to our economy and livelihoods.
Chasing Coral is a 2017 documentary film about a team of divers, scientists and photographers around the world who document the disappearance of coral reefs.

Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund and our friends at the People for Derek Kilmer campaign invite you to join us for a Chasing Coral film showing and discussion.
We’re excited to join Congressman Derek Kilmer, Washington State Senator Emily Randall, and community members to discuss how we can combat climate change right here in Washington.
Chasing Coral has received awards from the Sundance Film Festival, the International Wildlife Film Festival, and more. We hope you join us for this extraordinary movie and discussion on how our state and communities can be leaders to address climate pollution. Together, we can protect the environment for future generations around the world and right here at home.

Hope to see you there!”

Shelby Iseler, Development and Events Associate
Paid for by Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund
— source: 16 May 2019 e-announcement from Washington Conservation Voters

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May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Beach Exploration [Kitsap Memorial State Park, North Kitsap]

“Walk the shoreline with a Beach Naturalist. These free walks are great for kids and adults alike. Learn about the critters and plants that populate our shorelines and tidal areas from trained Kitsap Beach Naturalists.”
- When: Monday, May 20, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
- Where: Kitsap Memorial State Park (Discovery Pass required. Look for our neon vests on the beach)
— source: April 2019 Stream Stewards & Beach Naturalists Newsletter, “First Beach Explorations of 2019!”  e-distributed 1 April; “2019 Free Beach Exploration Schedule, e-distributed 29 April.

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Beach Exploration [Bainbridge Island, Rockaway Beach]

“Walk the shoreline with a Beach Naturalist. These free walks are great for kids and adults alike. Learn about the critters and plants that populate our shorelines and tidal areas from trained Kitsap Beach Naturalists.”

- When: Sunday, May 19, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
- Parking is limited at this site. Please park nose or tail in. Carpooling is encouraged.)

— source: April 2019 Stream Stewards & Beach Naturalists Newsletter, “First Beach Explorations of 2019!”  e-distributed 1 April; 2019 Free Beach Exploration Schedule, e-distributed 29 April

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Beach Exploration [Shine Tidelands State Park, south of Port Ludlow]

Discovery Pass required. Look for our neon vests on the beach.
When: Sunday, May 19  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
What: Walk the shoreline with a Beach Naturalist. These free walks are great for kids and adults alike. Learn about the critters and plants that populate our shorelines and tidal areas from trained Kitsap Beach Naturalists. Boot or close-toed shoes recommended.
- source: 2019 Free Beach Exploration Schedule, distributed 29 April 2019 by WSU Extension

 

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May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Birds of Kitsap County [Silverdale]

- When: Saturday, May 18, 2-3 p.m.
- Where: Silverdale library
- What: “Kitsap Audubon Society Kingfisher Award recipient, Janine Schutt, shares her in-depth knowledge regarding the birds of Kitsap County.”
- Registration required (to register, go to the Kitsap Regional Library online calendar, or call or visit your local library).
- Who: all ages
— source: “Inspire” Mar/Apr/May 2019 edition, published by Kitsap Regional Library

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Birds and Backyard Habitats [East Bremerton]

“Enl!ghten: Kitsap Community Forum is pleased to have Janine Schutt present on Creating a Backyard Bird Habitat. It is time to think about gardening: what to plant, who will benefit from it and other considerations for creating and maintaining backyard bird habitats. Janine Schutt works as a Para educator for the Central Kitsap School District and as a part-time Chaplain for the Department of Corrections. She is a past president of Kitsap Audubon Society and the bird columnist for West Sound Home and Garden magazine. In addition to being an avid birder and photographer, Janine is also an experienced gardener. She plants her gardens with two things in mind: birds and beauty. In this presentation, Janine will teach us about the importance of creating backyard habitats. She will explore the necessity of planting native vegetation and suggest plant species that attract the most birds. She will also discuss the value of providing natural cover from predators, access to water, nesting cavities, and other ways to make our yards more wildlife friendly. An expert on hummingbird gardens, Janine will share her knowledge of perennials that serve as easy to maintain hummingbird magnets.

Special guests, Knox Cellars Mason Bees, will be providing a display table with information about these garden friendly native pollinating bees and will answer questions you might have on starting a bee colony.

- Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Drive Bremerton, WA.
- When: May 17, 2019, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
     6:00 to 6:30: Sign-in and networking, snacks, coffee & tea
     6:30 to 8:30: Presentation followed by discussion
- Cost: Donation at the door

Please register at our website, http://www.enlightenkitsap.org so we can plan for seating and refreshments.

Thank you for your support and interest in Enl!ghten and please share our attached flyer.
From the Enl!ghten team: Barbara Boas, Lynn Willmott, Barb Willock, Suzanne Holland, Karen Leader Scott, and Carol Dudley”
— source: 29 Apr 2019 e-announcement from enlighten.kitsap@gmail.com

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May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Bird-Friendly Gardens [Poulsbo library]

At this monthly meeting of the Kitsap Audubon Society, veteran birder, photographer, columnist, and gardener, Janine Schutt, will teach us about how to plant gardens with birds and beauty in mind.
When: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., 9 May 2019
Where: ground level of the Poulsbo library
All are invited. The presentation is free.
— source: May 2019 issue of The Kingfisher, the monthly magazine of the Kitsap Audubon Society. Note: There will be no meetings of the Kitsap Audubon Society in June, July, or August.

 

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May
9
5:55 PM17:55

9 May Beach Walk {Lions Park in East Bremerton] rescheduled to 18 June.

The November 2018 Beach Naturalist Calendar had listed a beach walk to occur at Lions Park in Bremerton on 9 May 2019 from 2:30 PM to 4 PM. The revised “2019 Free Beach Exploration Schedule," which was distributed 29 April 2019 by WSU Extension, no longer shows a beach walk on 9 May. The next beach exploration to occur at Lions Park (per the “2019 Free Beach Exploration Schedule”) is on 18 June from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.

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May
8
6:30 PM18:30

Gulls and Trash [Bainbridge Island]

Author Tim Dee will be discussing his book Landfill-Notes on Gull Watching and Trash Picking in the Anthropocene. This event is free and open to the public.
When: 8 May 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island.
— source: May 2019 issue of The Kingfisher, the monthly magazine of the Kitsap Audubon Society.

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May
7
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Science: Microbes, Coral Reefs, and Human Disease [Bainbridge]

“Join us on Tuesday, May 7, 8:00 p.m., at the Treehouse Cafe to hear our May OMS Speaker: Assistant Professor Jesse Zaneveld.

 Talk Title:
     There and Back Again: Surprising Connections Between the Microbial Ecology of Threatened Coral Reefs and Chronic Human Disease

ABSTRACT:
  Although we tend to mostly notice animal and plant diversity in the world around us, most of life's diversity is microscopic. Communities of microorganisms - called microbiomes - live in and on us. Our microbiome plays important roles in everything from how much energy we get out of our food to how we process pharmaceutical drugs. It turns out that most other animals and plants also have microbiomes. Symbiosis with microorganisms even extends to threatened species of corals that lay the foundation for tropical reefs like the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
    This talk will discuss our Global Coral Microbiome Project, which is mapping the diversity of microorganisms living on corals at worldwide sites ranging from Saudi Arabia to Mo'orea.
    This project has shown that associations between corals and certain bacteria have persisted over millions of years of evolution and are more influenced by their coral host than by the environment.
    It will also discuss our long-term experiments in the Florida Keys which suggest that disruption of these ancient symbioses between corals and their microbiomes plays a role in how overfishing, nutrient pollution, and global warming are impacting reefs worldwide. Most surprisingly,  we've uncovered a new pattern in how coral microbiomes respond to stress that seems to be similar to a widespread but under-appreciated pattern in how human microbiomes change during a wide variety of chronic illnesses, including HIV/AIDs and inflammatory bowl disorders.

     Together, this research explores how the unseen microbial world influences everything from human health to reef conservation.

Bio:
      Dr. Jesse Zaneveld spent much of his early childhood sailing across the South Pacific on a small boat with his family. After growing up in Corvallis, Oregon and studying biology and political science at the University of Oregon, he moved to Boulder, Colorado where he did his Ph.D work in the laboratory of Dr. Rob Knight. There, he developed new methods for understanding the human microbiome using analysis of massive DNA sequencing datasets. This research led to the development of the popular PICRUSt software package, which uses evolutionary modeling to predict the metabolic and functional capabilities of understudied microorganisms.
      He then joined the laboratory of Dr. Rebecca Vega Thurber at Oregon State University, where he applied these computational methods to study the microbiome of threatened reef-building corals. That research led to the formation of the Global Coral Microbiome Project which is a global effort to explore the microbial diversity on coral reefs.

Dr. Zaneveld is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Bothell where he teaches, does research, and mentors students in projects at the intersection of evolution, computational biology and the microbial world. His research has so far produced 32 scientific publications been featured in media such as The Atlantic and the documentary ‘Saving Atlantis’.”
— source: Open Mic Science newsletter <openmicscience@gmail.com> update, 2 May 2019.

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May
7
2:45 PM14:45

Celebrating a Climate Win [multiple dates, multiple places]

 Climate Bills Signing & Rally
     Join us for a signing ceremony for 100% clean electricity, clean buildings, and more! Washington now has the strongest clean energy bill in the nation and has made progress on every front against climate change.

Where: Rainier Vista Neighborhood House, 4410 29th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
When: Tuesday, May 7, 3:00 pm (Please arrive at 2:45pm)

Bring: Your kids, a water bottle and sunscreen!

And, per the 1 May 2019 Climate Solutions newsletter:
     If you're in the Seattle area next Tuesday, I hope you'll join me, Governor Inslee and other climate advocates for a clean energy bill signing and rally. We've got wins to celebrate! It's happening at 3pm May 7, at the Rainier Vista Community House, 4410 29th Ave S. in Seattle. And spread the word on Facebook. It’s free, but please RSVP here. https://www.tfaforms.com/4735013

There are also smaller celebratory events around the state that you are invited to:
- Mukilteo, Monday, May 6 from 4:30-6:30 at Sabor A Mexico, 8410 Mukilteo Speedway #A, Mukilteo. Facebook event.
- Olympia, Thursday, May 9 from 5-7 at Sofie’s Scoops Gelato, 222 Capitol Way N. Suite116. Facebook event.
- Tacoma, Thursday, May 9 from 6-7:30 at The Swiss Restaurant &amp; Pub. 1904 Jefferson Ave. Facebook event.
- Bellingham, Friday, May 10 from 5-6:30 at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham. Facebook event.
- Bellevue, May 16 from 6-8pm at FogRose Ice Cream, 278 106th Ave NE. Facebook event.

— source: 1 May 2019 e-message from Joelle Robinson, Field Director, Climate Solutions, Seattle
— source: 2 May 2019 Earth Ministry e-newsletter.

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May
4
12:34 AM00:34

Manchester Beach Walk Update

The 29 Apr 2019 updated calendar for Kitsap County Beach Walks no longer lists a 4 May Manchester Beach Walk. It had originally been scheduled (per the Nov 2018 Beach Naturalist Calendar) for 4 May from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m, but now it’s no longer listed.
—source: 29 April 2019 Beach Walk Calendar

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May
3
1:11 AM01:11

3-5 May 2019 Global Earth Repair Conference [Port Townsend]

- Where: Fort Worden Conference Center in Port Townsend
- What: agroforestry, carbon farming, ecosystem restoration, erosion control, myco-remediation, ecosystem restoration camps, indigenous ethnoecology, local to international mangrove coral reef & marine ecosystems honoring the earth.
- Keynote speakers: John D. Liu, Dr. Thomas J. Goreau, Precious Phiri
- For more information, go to www.earthrepair.friendsofthetrees.net

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Great Peninsula Conservancy Spring Dinner

When: Thursday, 2 May 2019, 6–9 p.m.
Where: Kiana Lodge, 14976 Ne Sandy Hook Rd., Poulsbo, WA 98370
Ticket sales at www.greatpeninsula.org

Besides the events described below, this dinner will also give people the opportunity to say thank you to Sandra Staples-Bortner, who is retiring as executive director of Great Peninsula Conservancy after eleven years of exceptional leadership. Her farewell message—and a recounting of the amazing achievements by GPC members, partners, and staff for the benefit of habitat, wildlife, and people—is available at www.greatpeninsula.org.

“Keynote speaker:
Guido Rahr is the President and CEO of Wild Salmon Center.  Under Mr. Rahr’s leadership, Wild Salmon Center has developed scientific research, habitat protection and fisheries improvement projects in dozens of rivers in Japan, the Russian Far East, Alaska, British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest, raising over $100 million in grants, establishing eight new conservation organizations, and protecting eight million acres of habitat including public lands management designations and eight new large scale habitat reserves on key salmon rivers across the Pacific Rim.  The title of his talk "From Kamchatka to Puget Sound: the fate of salmon in the 21st century" promises to be an educational and inspirational finish to our celebratory evening.”          
    
What:
“Join other community sponsors for our annual Spring Dinner. This annual fundraising event at the historic Kiana Lodge includes recognition of project partners and a special tribute to a member of the local conservation community. All proceeds from the event benefit Great Peninsula Conservancy's conservation work. Review the sponsorship prospectus. 

“Who we are:
Great Peninsula Conservancy’s mission is to conserve vibrant forests, streams, shorelines and community greenspaces to help wildlife and people thrive. We commit to caring for the lands we protect to ensure wildlife and people enjoy the many benefits of nature well into the future. We enrich lives by offering opportunities for people to experience nature close up. To date we have preserved over 10,000 acres of evergreen forests, salmon streams, marine shorelines and community parks.

 “Our Reach:
Projected attendance is 350 people from Kitsap, Pierce, and Mason Counties. Attendees include political leaders, business executives, conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts. This event is marketed via direct mail to our mailing list of over 2,000 people, highlighted on our website, and publicized through social media channels and our network of local and regional partners.”
     — source: www.greatpeninsula.org, accessed 8 Mar 2019, updated 12 Apr 2019

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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

STEM Night Out for Youth - Microplastics in the Marina [Poulsbo]

“Come learn all about where microplastics come from and what effect they have on the environment. Drag a net to collect samples along the docks at the Poulsbo Marina and compare the “catch” to real microplastic samples found in other locations. Become a problem solver with creative ideas to combat the problem.”

 When: 27 Apr 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Location: Poulsbo, SEA Discovery Center 

There is a minimum age requirement of 11 and a maximum age requirement of 14.
Course Code   YP-STEM-P02192         Fee: $ 20

 — source: Western Washington University Extended Education, https://ee-portal.wwu.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=1769, accessed 8 Mar 2019. Please go to the WWU- Extended Education website for many more details and to register.

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Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Kitsap Sun’s Story Walk: Sustaining Clear Creek Trail [Silverdale]

When: 27 Apr 2019, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Meet at Clear Creek Sa'qad Interpretive Center, 9641 Levin Rd NW, Silverdale.

What:The Kitsap Sun continues its great Story Walk program by assembling a host of knowledgeable speakers to tell us stories and facts about the Clear Creek Trail. The following details are quoted from the Kitsap Sun Facebook announcement of the event:  

https://www.facebook.com/events/586799081746258/

 “Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PM

“It's been 25 years since efforts began to maintain a tranquil, verdant trail network along meandering Clear Creek, in the midst of Silverdale's strip malls and big box stores. An army of volunteers continues to help reinvigorate this precious Puget Sound stream, particularly helping to restore its salmon runs and repair its ecological health. 

“Join Kitsap Sun Reporter Josh Farley for the first Kitsap Sun Story Walk of 2019: a veritable buffet of stories from experts and those who know the creek best. Speakers at stations along the trail will touch on a variety of topics including the dynamics of estuaries, a history of the trail, measuring the stream's water quality and the geological underpinnings of the creek itself. 

“Where: Meet at Clear Creek Sa'qad Interpretive Center, 9641 Levin Rd NW, Silverdale. Please park in public lots nearby and walk to the site. It's a red barn; you can't miss it. There's public parking available at Old Mill Park or the gravel lot at the northeast corner of Blaine and Bucklin Hill roads. 

“Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk about a mile. 

“Cost: FREE! (Please subscribe to the Kitsap Sun so we can keep doing future walks.) 

“RSVP here or send a note to josh.farley@kitsapsun.com to let us know you're coming.

“Our speakers and stations for the event include: 
“Chris Butler-Minor, longtime trail volunteer and environmental manager who designed the citizen scientist habitat monitoring program, will lead a water quality discussion with Josh Hopp, frequent trail user, volunteer and environmental chemistry consultant.

“Mary Earl, a volunteer and operations director of various programs to teach kids about salmon and the natural environment, will talk about salmon habitat along the stream. Earl was among the original members of the organization formed to protect the stream from human encroachment. 

“Siblings Claudia Hunt and Randy Hunt, who co-authored the book, “Silverdale” for the Kitsap County Historical Society and Museum, will talk about the region's history. They too, are volunteers at the trail. 

“Denise Kilkenny-Tittle, former teacher, park ranger, volunteer and a director at the SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo, will teach the ways the environment has been restored following the replacement of culverts with the Bucklin Hill Bridge.

“Amy Lawrence, an Olympic College professor of biology, volunteer and chair of the Chico Salmon Park Stewardship Group, will talk about the stream's migrating salmon.

“Micah Kipple, a geologist who founded the Kitsap Waterfall Survey to document all falls on the peninsula, will discuss the geology of Clear Creek and how its banks reveal a fascinating geologic story of when Kitsap was buried in ice tens of thousands of years ago.

“Questions? Write to josh.farley@kitsapsun.com.”

 — Source: Kitsap Sun announcement on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/586799081746258/ , accessed 7 Apr 2019.

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Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Truth, Trust, and Democracy: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction in the Digital Age [Bremerton]

- When: Saturday, 27 April, 1 to 3 p.m.
- Where: William D. Harvey Theater, Olympic college, 1600 Chester Ave., Bremerton
- What: Forum to help us know how to discern what is fact and what isn’t as we’re bombarded by information from multiple platforms. David Nelson, editor of the Kitsap Sun, points out in his April 21 column the critical importance quality journalism to our society. This Truth, Trust, and Democracy forum hopes to give us tools to sort out opinion, gossip, and propaganda from fact.

- Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kitsap.
- Moderator: David Nelson, editor of the Kitsap Sun newspaper

- Speakers: Jon Talton, Seattle Times columnist; Prof. Jevin West, Information School, University of Washington; Tom Wilson, PhD student in the Dept. of Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington.
                        — source: Robin Muir (League of Women Voters of Kitsap) letter to the editor, Kitsap Sun, April 20, 2019 and David Nelson, “Time to talk about trust and truth,” Kitsap Sun, April 21, 2019, 1C & 3C.

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Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

23, 24, 25 April: “Seals, Sea Lions, & Whales of the Northern Hemisphere” (Poulsbo)

“The pinnipeds and cetaceans represent the zenith of marine mammal evolution in many diverse ecozones of the cold, northern oceans. We explore their amazing adaptations, bio-ecology, distribution, habitat preferences and fascinating behaviors through stunning imagery, factual research and personal experience in our fun and interactive discussions. Join us for this in-depth discovery class of both local and seldom seen bathing beauties and swimmers of the deep.”

Instructor: David Drummond

- When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 23, 24, 25, 2019, 10 a.m. - noon
- Where: Olympic College – Poulsbo, MOD 2, 1000 Olympic College Way NW,
Poulsbo, WA 98370
- Cost: $79/person

For more information, please visit www.edu/allpeninsulas or call (360) 392-2748

— Source: Western Washington University—Extended Education, e-flyer 4 Apr. https://ee.wwu.edu/academy-lifelong-learning-peninsulas/programs/

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