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South Sound Science Symposium: Emerging Science on the South Sound Region

When: 20 Sep. 2016, 8 AM – 4 PM (poster gala to follow, featuring local seafood)
Where: Little Creek Casino Event Center (the Squaxin Island Tribe’s Event Center), 91 West State Route 108, Shelton, WA.
Who are invited: scientists, science users, and educators.

Review: “The South Sound Science Symposium is a great place for people of all interest and experience levels to hear, learn, and discuss Puget Sound science issues. The focus is South Sound, but some of the content is usually regional and even the local info is typically applicable or interesting for our areas. And the $40 registration is hard to beat.”
      Source: Jeff Adams, Marine Ecologist, Washington Sea Grant, Kitsap Beach Naturalists

From the symposium organizers’ email poster:
     Purpose of the symposium: to “bring together scientists working in the South Puget Sound ecosystem, including the watersheds that surround the marine waters. What is the emerging science to help inform recovery, restoration, or protection efforts? What are the trends, what is the status, and what does this tell us about the ecosystem condition?”
     “Potential topics for the symposium’s sessions and posters: 2015 drought, the ocean’s warm water blob, land cover change analysis, stormwater remediation, early marine survival of salmon, forage fish monitoring, South Sound subsidence & earthquakes, sea level rise.”

Registration details: Go to and look for the grey tab that says registration.

The Poster Gala and reception begins at 4:00pm, immediately following the oral presentations. There will be additional poster viewing opportunities during the lunch hour, and morning and afternoon breaks. 

Symposium Flyer is at:

For more information, visit: or contact Mindy Roberts ( or Scott Steltzner (