Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Enl!ghtenKitsap: A Practical Guide to Kitsap Water [East Bremerton]

Martha Burke and Janet Stegemeyer from the League of Women Voters Kitsap Water Committee will take us through A Practical Guide to Kitsap Water. They will discuss where our water comes from, how our waste is treated, how storm water runoff is managed, and our part in keeping it all working well.

Water is life!

Guides will be available to all participants.

Thank you for your support and interest in Enl!ghten. See flyer and website for additional information and please share with friends and colleagues.

Where:      St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - 700 Callahan Drive, Bremerton, WA  98310
When:       Friday, October 18th, 2019 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
     6:00 to 6:30: Sign-in and networking, snacks, coffee & tea
6:30 to 8:00: Presentation followed by discussion
Cost:         Donation at the door.

For information on Enl!ghten and to register for this event, visit our website: https://www.enlightenkitsap.org

Enl!ghten is proud to be a new partner with Kitsap Regional Library System

Enl!ghten Kitsap Community Forum is a licensed non-profit corporation (not a 501c3) with no affiliation to any religious organization or political party.

From the Enl!ghten team: Barbara Boas, Lynn Willmott, Barb Willock, Suzanne Holland, Karen Leader Scott, Carol Dudley, and Jill Clarridge
— source: Enl!ghten e-announcement, 12 Oct 2019

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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Orca Recovery Stewardship Day [Gig Harbor]

“When: Saturday, Oct. 19th, 9am-12pm
Where: Lay Wildrose Preserve, 8223 Rosedale Street NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

What: Join Great Peninsula Conservancy, with support from Pierce Conservation District, in taking action for Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day! GPC’s stewardship team will work with volunteers to plant native trees and shrubs and remove invasive blackberry along the estuary shoreline where Rosedale Creek (a stream hosting both Coho and Chum salmon runs) meets the tidelands. With your help, GPC can improve this habitat for salmon and for the resident orcas who depend on them for food!  Be sure to dress for the weather, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle.  GPC will bring the rest!

Orca health starts here! RSVP today!
Sign Up!

Orcas in Puget Sound: The Southern Resident Killer Whales that call Puget Sound home are critically endangered. In the past few months alone, three of our local orcas died from a combination of malnutrition, polluted waters, and stress from local boat traffic. The local population is down to only 73 orcas. We must act now if we’re going to save the most iconic species of the Pacific Northwest.

What is Orca Recovery Day? Conservation Districts around the state along with dozens of non-profit and agency partners are proud to provide folks the chance to take action on this critical issue. With dozens of different restoration and educational activities all around Washington to choose from, you’ll have a chance to get involved in the recovery of our local Orcas.

For more information:Contact Ali at ali@greatpeninsula.org or (360) 373-3500

Brought to you by: Great Peninsula Conservancy and Pierce Conservation District’s Green Partnership Program”

—source: https://greatpeninsula.org/event/orca-recovery-stewardship-day/
(accessed 27 Sep 2019)

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Oct
19
4:30 PM16:30

Build a Human Orca Mural [Poulsbo]

When: 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, 19 Oct.
Where: Raab Park, 18349 Caldart Avenue NE, Poulsbo)
What: “Participants will step into a grid to occupy a space. Then a drone will fly over a take an aerial photo. We need at least 100 people!”
What to Wear: “Wear all black clothing and bring a black umbrella, if you have one.”
Sponsor: Sea Discovery Center
Register at https://ee-portal.wwu.edu/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2128  Walk-ins welcome!
— source: printed flyer handed out 13 Oct.

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Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Kitsap Salmon Tours [multiple sites]

When: 9 Nov, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Keta Legacy Rhododendron Preserve (tours at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.), Chico Creek Mouth, Erlands Point Preserve, Salmon Haven at Dickerson Creek, Jarstad Park, Cowling Creek, Poulsbo’s Fish Park, Clear Creek Trail Ridgetop Pavilion
For more information, please go to the Kitsap Salmon Tours website <KitsapSalmonTours.org>
— source: Salmon Tours flyer, entry updated 26 Sep. 2019

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Nov
20
1:11 AM01:11

24 Hours of Reality: the Climate Crisis

“The climate crisis. Maybe you’ve heard of it.
“On November 20-21, we’re [Climate Reality Project] organizing 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, a global conversation on the climate crisis and how we can solve it. And we want you to get involved.
            “Former Vice President Al Gore has been fighting for climate action for decades. And since 2006, he’s trained nearly 21,000 Climate Reality Leader activists to follow his lead in educating and empowering people around the world to take action.
            “For Truth in Action, these Leaders will share Vice President Gore’s legendary presentation on the climate crisis and its solutions in schools, workplaces, community centers, places of worship, and much more, in all 50 states and countries around the world.
     “That’s right: one full day of the world coming together to talk about the crisis that threatens us all – and then take action.

“JOIN US
     “Truth in Action is a chance for people everywhere to come together with their friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and learn what the climate crisis means for them. It’s a chance to learn how we can all take action and make a difference at this critical time for the Earth.
            “Research shows that just talking about the climate crisis with your friends and family makes a difference in breaking through political and tribal identities and helping people recognize the truth right in front of us.
            “It’s easy to join Truth in Action. Just visit 24HoursOfReality.org to find a presentation in your community. And if there’s not already a presentation scheduled, you can request one in your own school or town hall or other venue that works for you.
     “We hope you will join us. Your friends at Climate Reality.”

— source: email from the Climate Reality Project, dated 19 Aug 2019, https://www.24hoursofreality.org

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Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

West Sound Ecosystem Fair [Port Orchard]


“October 12, Saturday, 1:00 - 5:00 PM

South Kitsap High School 

425 Mitchell Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Landowners, families, and community members of all ages are welcome! Admission is free!

Click here to register!

Come celebrate the local ecosystem we call home, by: 

  • Enjoying interactive environmental education activities for all ages

  • Explore 20+ booths hosted by West Sound Recovery and other conservation organizations

  • Learn about challenges the community faces in protecting the ecosystem

  • Learn about programs that support property owners taking conservation actions on private land

  • Learn about conservation and citizen science volunteer opportunities

    Contact Information

Thomas Christian tchristian@triangleassociates.com 206-583-0655 x131

Kirvie Mesebeluu-Yobech kyobech@co.kitsap.wa.us 360-337-7014”

--Source: Kitsap County News (electronic distribution), 13 Sep. 2019

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Of Petrils and Puffins: Conserving Washington Seabirds [Poulsbo]

- When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (as part of the monthly meeting of the Kitsap Audubon Society)
- Where: Poulsbo library, lower level, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo, WA
- What:
   “In his fourth appearance at Kitsap Audubon, Dr. Peter Hodum will share stories about his collaborative research on the ecology and conservation status of species such as the Tufted Puffin, Rhinoceros Auklet, Cassin’s Auklet and Leach’s and Fork-tailed storm-petrels.
  Although Washington is blessed with a rich community of breeding and wintering seabirds, relatively little is known about the ecology and conservation status of many of the species, particularly the burrow-nesters. This relative lack of knowledge extends to iconic species such as the Tufted Puffin, a species recently listed as Endangered by Washington State.
   Peter is an associate professor in the Biology Department and the Environmental Policy and Decision Making Program at the University of Puget Sound; and the Chile Program Director for Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, a conservation nonprofit organization. His research focuses primarily on the conservation and ecology of threatened seabirds and island ecosystems in Chile and Washington State.  He also has a strong interest in community-based conservation and in how communities can be more effectively involved in conservation.”
     —source: The Kingfisher (monthly newsletter of Kitsap Audubon Society), Oct. 2019.

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Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Author & Underwater Photographer---Drew Collins [Poulsbo library]

“Meet the Author: Drew Collins
When: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 4pm
Where: Kitsap Regional Library, Poulsbo (Please note new location, no longer at SEA Discovery Center)

Free event open to all!

“Local professional underwater photographer/videographer, Drew Collins explores the amazing and extraordinary creatures that live and thrive in Puget Sound. Come see his photography and hear about his book, Puget Sound Underwater.

Books are available to purchase on-site, at madeinpugetsound.org or bring your own copy to be autographed.

 This free event is offered through a partnership between SEA Discovery Center and Kitsap Regional Library, Poulsbo.”

—source: 27 Sep. 2019 e-update from Denise Kilkenny-Tittle, Associate Director of Education and Outreach | SEA Discovery Center, Western Washington University, denise.kilkenny@wwu.edu

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Tall Tales at Howe Farm [Port Orchard]

When: 5 Oct. 2019, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Howe Farm Park, 1901 Long Lake Road SE, Port Orchard, WA

            “Bring your friends and family to this free event to help restore a heritage orchard, search for beaver sign, and learn about other treasures at Howe Farm.
            “Storytime for kids, tree planting, scavenger hunt, guided walking tours.

“For more information, go to www.kitsap gov/parks   ph: 360-337-5350
“Brought to you by Kitsap County Parks and Public Works, Howe Farm Stewardship Group, Great Peninsula Conservancy, Olympic College, an WSU Kitsap Extension

—source: Kitsap County flyer

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Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Climate Discussion Series Starts at Stillwaters [Kingston]

“Change is our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions”
Reserve your place in this popular sustainability discussion course at Stillwaters. Classes are being scheduled for Thursday evenings in October at 7 p.m. The 5-week course is from Northwest Earth Institute. Cost will be $35 for one, and $45 for two from the same household (sharing a book).”

            Where: Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road N.E., Kingston, Washington  98346  ph: 360-297-1226
            Reserve your space by emailing to info@stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or calling 360-297-1226.

— source: Stillwaters Environmental Center newsletter for summer and fall 2019

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Are Salmon Doomed? Hatching a Plan to Save a Northwest Icon [Poulsbo]

“When: Wednesday, October 2, 6-7:00 p.m.
Where: Olympic College — Poulsbo (Room 105), 1000 NW Olympic College Way, Poulsbo, WA 98370
“Lectures are free and open to the public • Registration is not required

 “With warming oceans, environmental degradation and lowering genetic variability, wild salmon populations are dwindling. Climatologist Nick Bond explores the past, present and possible future conditions for salmon in our state and sees room for optimization. He shares lessons on how local communities have accomplished important work to support salmon runs, but also takes a hard look at the realities climate change poses for this regional treasure. Explore the history, science and story of this cherished Northwest icon.

“Nick Bond is the Washington State Climatologist, a position created by the State of Washington to serve as a credible and expert source of climate and weather information. He earned a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington and is now a principal research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean with the College of the Environment. Bond is on the Science Panel for the Puget Sound Partnership, which focuses on the actions needed to recover and sustain the Puget Sound ecosystem. Bond lives in Seattle.

“In partnership with Humanities Washington and with the Kitsap Regional Library.
“To learn more about this and future lectures, visit oce.wwu.edu/WLS or call (360) 394-2748.”

— source: 4 Sep. 2019 email from Western Lecture Series western.peninsulas@wwu.edu

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Oct
1
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Science: Climate Models [Bainbridge Island]

Dear OMS Subscribers,
We're back with a new season of great science talks at the Treehouse Cafe!

Please join us on Tuesday October 1st at 8:00pm at the Treehouse Café [4569 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110] to hear Tyler Cox, PhD student in Atmospheric Science at the University of Washington.

Topic:  Climate Models Revealed: Understanding what climate models are and how we use them

 Description: Climate change is forcing society to confront dramatic changes to our natural world, which will only be exacerbated in the coming decades and centuries. Global climate models are one of our best tools for predicting the future of earth's climate, but how do these models work and why do climate scientists trust them?

 Biography: Tyler Cox is a PhD student in Atmospheric Science at the University of Washington. His research is primarily focused on the role that atmospheric heat transport has on moderating earth's climate. He uses idealized climate model simulations to determine the fundamental physics that drive this heat transport. He also works on climate outreach to the community through the department outreach program and as a member of both the UW Program on Climate Change Graduate Student Steering Committee and College of the Environment Student Advisory Council.

See you at the Treehouse Cafe!
~OMS organizers”

Visit us at http://openmicscience.weebly.com

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Oct
1
11:00 AM11:00

Ancient Shores, Changing Tides Guided Tour [Suquamish]

“Learn the story of the Suquamish people in an integrated cultural view over time, with a special museum guide. In partnership with Suquamish Museum.
Registration required [Find the event in the library’s online calendar or you can call or visit the library].
When: 1 October, 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Suquamish Museum, 6861 NE South St., Suquamish
— source: Inspire, Sep., Oct., Nov. 2019, Kitsap Regional Library, 4.

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Sep
30
9:30 AM09:30

Salish Magazine, John Williams [Bainbridge Island]

What: photographer John Williams will be talking about his on-line magazine, Salish Magazine
When: Monday, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Dining room of the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center, 370 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110    ph: 206-842-1616
--source: Senior Community Center lecture series for September and October.

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Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

27−28 Sep. 2019 Howe Farm Park Stewardship Event [Port Orchard]

“Howe Farm Park Stewardship Event
September 27, 9:00 am - September 28, 1:00 pm.
     Join Great Peninsula Conservancy on Friday, September 27th, and Saturday, September 28th from 9am-1pm at Howe Farm Park in Port Orchard.  Our goal is to restore the trails around the Salmonberry Creek wetlands, providing renewed safe access to areas of the park that are definitely worth a visit.  GPC will bring the tools and the food, but we need YOU to bring your family and friends!

Location: Howe Farm Park, 1901 Long Lake Rd SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Time and Date:
     Friday, September 27th, 9 am-1 pm
     Saturday, September 28th, 9 am-1 pm

What to bring:  a water bottle, close-toed shoes, weather appropriate layers, work gloves (GPC will have some to share if you don’t have your own!)

Feel free to join us for one, or both work days, and for however long fits your schedule.  Look for the GPC and Kitsap County Parks leaders with tools in the Howe Farm parking lot at 9 am and we will divvy up tasks soon after. RSVP today to help GPC plan for the number of tools and volunteer leaders we will need for the big day!

Sign Up!

Thank you for your interest in this Great Peninsula Conservancy event!If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Events and Outreach Associate, Claire Voris, at the GPC office (claire@greatpeninsula.org).

The Howe Farm Park Stewardship Event is made possible as a result of REI’s “Loving Our Local Outdoors” grant contest.By popular vote, Great Peninsula Conservancy was given the opportunity to team up with our long-time friends at Kitsap County Parks to restore one of our community’s (dog-lovers especially!) favorite open spaces.Thank you to REI Silverdale for selecting GPC to participate in this year’s contest, and thank you to everyone who voted for the Howe Farm Project!”

— source: https://greatpeninsula.org/event/howe-farm-park-stewardship-event/
(accessed 27 Sep 2019)

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Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

27−28 Sep. 2019 Howe Farm Park Stewardship Event [Port Orchard]

“Howe Farm Park Stewardship Event
September 27, 9:00 am - September 28, 1:00 pm.
     Join Great Peninsula Conservancy on Friday, September 27th, and Saturday, September 28th from 9am-1pm at Howe Farm Park in Port Orchard.  Our goal is to restore the trails around the Salmonberry Creek wetlands, providing renewed safe access to areas of the park that are definitely worth a visit.  GPC will bring the tools and the food, but we need YOU to bring your family and friends!

Location: Howe Farm Park, 1901 Long Lake Rd SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Time and Date:
     Friday, September 27th, 9 am-1 pm
     Saturday, September 28th, 9 am-1 pm

What to bring:  a water bottle, close-toed shoes, weather appropriate layers, work gloves (GPC will have some to share if you don’t have your own!)

Feel free to join us for one, or both work days, and for however long fits your schedule.  Look for the GPC and Kitsap County Parks leaders with tools in the Howe Farm parking lot at 9 am and we will divvy up tasks soon after. RSVP today to help GPC plan for the number of tools and volunteer leaders we will need for the big day!

Sign Up!

Thank you for your interest in this Great Peninsula Conservancy event!  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Events and Outreach Associate, Claire Voris, at the GPC office (claire@greatpeninsula.org).

The Howe Farm Park Stewardship Event is made possible as a result of REI’s “Loving Our Local Outdoors” grant contest.  By popular vote, Great Peninsula Conservancy was given the opportunity to team up with our long-time friends at Kitsap County Parks to restore one of our community’s (dog-lovers especially!) favorite open spaces.  Thank you to REI Silverdale for selecting GPC to participate in this year’s contest, and thank you to everyone who voted for the Howe Farm Project!”

— source: https://greatpeninsula.org/event/howe-farm-park-stewardship-event/
(accessed 27 Sep 2019)

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Sep
20
2:31 PM14:31

Global Climate Strike (a protest will be held in Bremerton on 20 Sep.)

The largest global climate-activism event yet will occur on 20 September 2019, and will continue to 27 Sept. It will be a global protest calling for us to take big actions now to address the climate crisis. This event was initiated by youth who are telling adults not to toss their future away. The following quotes from the website https://globalclimatestrike.net/ describe the event as follows:

 “Led by a diverse coalition of youth-led and adult-led organizations, September 20 is an intergenerational day of striking that will launch an entire week of climate action across the world.”

 “On September 20, three days before a UN emergency climate summit being held in New York, young people in the Fridays For Future network are mobilizing for their largest global climate strike ever. They have invited everyone to join them on Friday, September 20 and again the following Friday, September 27 when they will join Earth Strike for a general strike. Global Climate Strike partners encourage everyone to join on both dates and well beyond.”

”September 20 is only the beginning. We must carry this energy to the 2020 elections, and beyond to ensure real, bold action is taken to address the climate crises. This is history in the making, and it’s time we take back the narrative to save our futures.”

To find details of a global climate protest near you, go to https://globalclimatestrike.net/

            In our area, a climate-protest demonstration will occur in Bremerton on 20 Sep. 2019 at 2:30 p.m. It’s being organized by 350 West Sound Climate Action.

             When: 20 September (Friday), 2:30 PM

             Where: The roundabout on the east side of Manette Bridge, 1101 Wheaton Way (a small park next to the bridge), Bremerton WA 98301 . See the details in the “Climate Protest [Bremerton], Do it Now” entry listed above.        

            — source: https://actionnetwork.org/events/bremerton-climate-strike (accessed 11 Sep. 2019)

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Sep
20
2:30 PM14:30

Global Climate Strike [Bremerton]: Do it now

People in Kitsap County will join strikers from around the world on 20 Sep. 2019 (three days before the United Nations emergency climate summit). This protest in Bremerton has been organized by 350 West Sound Climate Action.

            At the Bremerton event (as described by the West Sound organizers), you can “show your support for effective action to address global warming. We will wave signs and sing. Some will march from the roundabout to the Norm Dick's Building. Show your love for our home—Planet Earth.”

            - When: meet at the east side of the Manette Bridge at 2:30 p.m.

             - Where: The roundabout on the east side of Manette Bridge, 1101 Wheaton Way (a small park next to the bridge), Bremerton WA 98301

A song we’ll likely be singing at the Bremerton protest is “Do it Now,” which is being sung around the world. Some examples are posted below:

 

Sing for the Climate: “Do it now”      Belgium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGgBtHoIO4g

 

Sing for the climate: “Do it now”    Flemish artists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7V1qLLsn7M

 

Sing for the climate. “Do it now”  Turkey (Istanbul CEVRE College)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixn9pB4DkB4&list=RDIxn9pB4DkB4&start_radio=1

 Note: The melody for “Do it Now” comes from the song “Bella Ciao” (Italy).

             — You can get more information and RSVP for the Kitsap protest by going to https://actionnetwork.org/events/bremerton-climate-strike (updated 19 Sep. 2019)

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Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

Global Climate Strike [Bainbridge Island]

When: September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Corner of 305 and Winslow Way

“Bainbridge Global Climate Strike
Join the Global Climate Strike Action ! We will meet at the corners of 305 and Winslow Way and spread out to north end of the Sound to Olympic Trail at High School Road intersection. Bring signs with very large lettering, songs and determination.

 
“‘Active Hope is about becoming active participants in bringing about what we hope for.’
            – Joanna Macy

‘If not you, then who? If not now, then when?’”
– Greta Thunberg

— source: https://www.indivisiblebainbridgeisland.org/event/bainbridge-global-climate-strike-september-20/ (accessed 19 Sep 2019)

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Erich Hoyt, ORCA TOUR 2019 SEATTLE

When: September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
Cost: $15
Contact: Donna Sandstrom 206-919-5397
            “Join us for this rare Seattle appearance by internationally-renowned author and marine conservationist Erich Hoyt to celebrate the newly released 5th edition of his classic book, Orca the Whale Called Killer and to learn how his efforts to protect marine mammal habitats worldwide might support the conservation of orcas in the North Pacific, including the endangered southern resident orcas.
            “Orca: The Whale Called Killer charts Erich Hoyts adventures and conservation work which began with killer whales off the B.C. coast and was followed by two decades of orca research in Kamchatka, Russia.
            “As co-chair of the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force and policy lead for the Healthy Seas program of the U.K.-based Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), Erich co-directs a 10-year project to map the habitats for 130 species of marine mammals across the world’s oceans. His book Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises has helped set the standard for marine biodiversity conservation work.
            “The talk will be followed by a book signing and Q&A. Erich’s books will be for sale at the event.
            “This is one of three stops on Orca Tour 2019. Other talks will be held in Friday Harbor 9/24 co-presented by the Whale Museum, and Saturna Island 9/28 co-presented by Saturn Island Marine Research and Education Society (SIMRES). Erich’s Seattle talk is sponsored by Sound Community Bank, Orca Running, and Dr. Pete Schroeder DVM.”

— sourcehttps://thewhaletrail.org/event/healthy-sea-for-whales-and-dolphins-by-erich-hoyt (accessed 8 Sep. 2019)

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Enl!ghtenKitsap: A Practical Guide to Kitsap Water [East Bremerton]

Description: “Betsy Cooper a retired Biologist and the League of Women Voters Water Resources Committee Chair, will guide participants through A Practical Guide to Kitsap Water.  Guides will be available to all. Our water quality is up to us!”

- When: Events are held on the third Friday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., of every month except December.
- Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Drive, Bremerton, WA 98310
            — source: www.enlightenkitsap.org (accessed 8 Sep. 2019).

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Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

Climate Leader discusses local environmental issues [Kitsap Fairgrounds]

What: Michael Cox will be speaking on local environmental issues at the September meeting of the Kitsap County Democrats
When: Monday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m. (social), 7:00 p.m. (meeting, call to order)
Where: Kitap County Fairgrounds, Eagles Nest Community Center, 1195 NW Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton, WA

Description: “Please join us this month as we hear from Michael Cox, a climate leader from Bainbridge Island. He'll be discussing local environmental issues.

Michael Cox holds a BS from Western Washington University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan. He worked overseas in Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer and with UNICEF for over five years. Cox worked in the environmental field in the USA for over 30 years with the US Environmental Protection Agency, the National Wildlife Federation, and the city of Seattle. He retired from the EPA in 2017, and his final job was as the climate change advisor for EPA's Region 10 office in which he helped EPA staff integrate climate change into their work and coordinate efforts with EPA partners. After his retirement, Cox worked for six months in Saudi Arabia helping to develop a national climate change plan.”

Source: Kitsap County Democrats notice, 14 Sep 2019

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Sep
13
4:30 PM16:30

13–14  Sep 2019 Marine Science Workshop for Secondary Teachers at SEA Discovery Center [Poulsbo]


“Secondary Teachers,
     “Mark your calendars---SEA Discovery Center is offering a free Marine Science Teacher Workshop this fall on Friday, Sept. 13 (4:30-8:30pm) and Saturday, Sept.14 (9am-4pm).
     “Come immerse yourself in a hands-on workshop where you will explore five marine field investigations designed to engage middle and high school students in real science using the scientific process. Collaborative teaching teams are welcome!  Earn 10 STEM clock hours free of charge and up to $100 implementation stipend.

“If you have any questions or need more information, please let me know.

 “Thank you,
Denise Kilkenny-Tittle
SEA Discovery Center, Associate Director of Education and Outreach
(cell) 360-440-8458, (w) 360-650-4379, (office) 360-598-4460”
— source: 26 Aug 2019 email from Denise.Kilkenny@wwu.edu.

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

“Role of [Bird] Song in Subspecies Selection—Will Brooks" [Poulsbo]

When: 12 Sep. 2019 (Thursday), 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monthly meeting of Kitsap Audubon.
Where: Poulsbo Library community room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370.

In 2018, Kitsap Audubon donated $500 to the Patrick Sullivan Young Birder’s Fund (PSYBF), administered by the Washington Ornithological Society. Will Brooks was their 2018 grant recipient. The following article is by Tom Mansfield, PSYBF Chair and Seattle birder:

 High in the remote Cascades, where the boundaries of King/Pierce/Yakima counties blur, two distinct populations of White-crowned Sparrow also overlap: the pugetensis subspecies, common on the Westside, and the gambelli subspecies, common on the Eastside.

       Many of us who have been fortunate to bird the alpine slopes along the Pacific Crest Trail have been “in the zone” and heard the two, distinct, often non-stop calls of these familiar sparrows with their trademark white and black striped crowns.

       Will Brooks, an evolutionary biology student at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, hopes to document for the first time an answer to the question: What is the role of song in reproductive isolation? While they are known to coexist, do the subspecies hybridize in their montane isolation?

       The PSYBF was proud to award its 2018 grant to Will during the WOS Conference at Hood River on June 9.

       Born and raised in Stanford, CA where his father is a urology professor and his mother an artist, Will, 20, came to the Pacific Northwest specifically for the opportunities that the University of Puget Sound offered and for the natural richness of our region. During his short time in Tacoma, Will has already made a significant contribution to Washington birding by finding/reporting a string of rare birds for Pierce County, including Long- billed Curlew, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Glaucous Gull, Lewis’ Woodpecker and, most recently, Black-headed Gull.’

 Kitsap Audubon meets on the second Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library community room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370.
            For information, contact Gene Bullock at GeneBullock@comcast.net.”

            — source: The Kingfisher, 1 Sep. 2019, 1.

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Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

“Role of [Bird] Song in Subspecies Selection—Will Brooks [Poulsbo]

When: 12 Sep. 2019 (Thursday), 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Poulsbo Library community room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370.

In 2018, Kitsap Audubon donated $500 to the Patrick Sullivan Young Birder’s Fund (PSYBF), administered by the Washington Ornithological Society. Will Brooks was their 2018 grant recipient. The following article is by Tom Mansfield, PSYBF Chair and Seattle birder:

 ‘High in the remote Cascades, where the boundaries of King/Pierce/Yakima counties blur, two distinct populations of White-crowned Sparrow also overlap: the pugetensis subspecies, common on the Westside, and the gambelli subspecies, common on the Eastside.
‘Many of us who have been fortunate to bird the alpine slopes along the Pacific Crest Trail have been “in the zone” and heard the two, distinct, often non-stop calls of these familiar sparrows with their trademark white and black striped crowns.
‘Will Brooks, an evolutionary biology student at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, hopes to document for the first time an answer to the question: What is the role of song in reproductive isolation? While they are known to coexist, do the subspecies hybridize in their montane isolation?
‘The PSYBF was proud to award its 2018 grant to Will during the WOS Conference at Hood River on June 9.
‘Born and raised in Stanford, CA where his father is a urology professor and his mother an artist, Will, 20, came to the Pacific Northwest specifically for the opportunities that the University of Puget Sound offered and for the natural richness of our region. During his short time in Tacoma, Will has already made a significant contribution to Washington birding by finding/reporting a string of rare birds for Pierce County, including Long- billed Curlew, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Glaucous Gull, Lewis’ Woodpecker and, most recently, Black-headed Gull.’

 “Kitsap Audubon meets on the second Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library community room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370.
            For information, contact Gene Bullock at GeneBullock@comcast.net.”

            — source: The Kingfisher, 1 Sep. 2019, 1.

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Aug
29
10:00 AM10:00

Beach Walk [Poulsbo]

“Come explore Liberty Bay Beach during low tide. Meet at the Poulsbo Waterfront Gazebo or walk down the stairs to the beach. Look for SEA staff in bright green t-shirts and orange vests. Wear boots or tie shoes that can get wet and muddy! Free event. More info or to register (walk-ins welcome).
Thurs. Aug. 29th, 10am-noon”
— source: 1 July e-info from the SEA Discovery Center

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Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

SEA Discovery Center Interns Investigate Liberty Bay and the Salish Sea [Poulsbo]

[Part of the Western summer lecture series at the Poulsbo SEA Discovery Center.]
When: “Wednesday, August 28 at 6 p.m.

Find out what marine mysteries the SEA Discovery interns have been studying and see what they’ve learned. The SEA Discovery Center Internship Program provides college students and recent graduates an opportunity to dive into the marine environment and gain valuable experience while conducting research for 10 weeks. Learn more about our internship program: wp.wwu.edu/seacenter/programs/internships

Speakers: Interns

- source: SEA Discovery Center / Western on the Peninsulas schedule, as of 9 July 2019

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Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Lecture: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of the Salish Sea  [Poulsbo]

[Part of the Western summer lecture series at the Poulsbo SEA Discovery Center.]
When: “Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m.
     “This crash course on the diversity of submerged aquatic vegetation dives into the biology, identification, ecology, current status and the importance of marine plants in the Salish Sea.

“Speaker: Nam Siu
      Area Habitat Biologist, North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island, Habitat Program, WA State Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Projects fish and wildlife habitats from development impacts. Prior to this position, Nam spent 4 years as a scientific diver surveying submerged aquatic vegetation beds throughout the Salish Sea.

- source: SEA Discovery Center / Western on the Peninsulas schedule, as of 9 July 2019

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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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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
14
6:00 PM18:00

Lecture: Aquatic Invasive Species in the Salish Sea [Poulsbo]

Watching our Waters for Unwelcome Wanderers: Aquatic Invasive Species in the Salish Sea
[Part of the Western summer lecture series at the Poulsbo SEA Discovery Center.]
When: “Wednesday, August 14 at 6 p.m.
     “As we, our stuff and our economy shuffle around the planet, animals and plants move or are moved with us. Some cause harm to the ecology, economy or human health in our region. Among them, the invasive land plants, birds and beasts are more familiar to us, while species introduced into our waters, are often far less obvious, just as harmful and nearly impossible to eradicate. We’ll explore aquatic invasive species that threaten or already live in our area and how institutions, individuals and you can help prevent introductions and protect our water resources.


“Speaker: Jeff Adams
Jeff is a marine ecologist with Washington Sea Grant, a department in the UW College of the Environment. Jeff supports beach naturalist, watershed stewardship and invasive species programs and associated community science opportunities on the Kitsap Peninsula, the Salish Sea and beyond. He is passionate about sharing the wonders of watery worlds with all who will listen and enjoys island life with his extraordinary wife and two budding beach naturalists.

- source: SEA Discovery Center / Western on the Peninsulas schedule, as of 9 July 2019

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