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Winter Lecture Series

2021 16th Annual Winter Lecture Series is coming!

All Lectures for 2021 will be held via Zoom as a precaution against the spread of the COVID-19 virus and out of concern for the health of attendees, volunteers, and the presenter. Join us online - the zoom link will be here on the website one week prior to each lecture (see link information below lecture list). 

January 15, 2021

pinnepedsSeals and Sea Lions: Pinnipeds of the Salish Sea
~ Dr. Cindy Elliser, research director, Pacific Mammal Research

They’re called “pinnipeds” due to their feathered or winged feet. Learn to distinguish between seals and sea lions and how local scientists are identifying individual mammals.



February 19, 2021

chinook jumping sunset croppedLong Live the Kings – From Science to Action, Advancing Salmon Recovery in the Northwest
~ Jacques White, Ph.D, Executive Director of Long Live the Kings

The challenges to salmon recovery are huge but LLTK is working on sustainable solutions for the future of this species.



March 19, 2021

agr 0567 croppedIntroducing the Asian Giant Hornet
~ Cassie Cichorz – WSDA, Asian giant hornet outreach and education specialist.

Learn about these large invasive hornets from Asia: The threats they pose and how to prevent their expansion into our local communities.



April 16, 2021

ocean floorDeep Sea Volcanoes: A Fiber-optic Look at Eruptions, Hot Springs & Life Forms
~ Dr. Deborah Kelley, Professor, School of Oceanography, Univ. of WA

Live-streaming video from the worlds most advanced submarine observatory (off our own coast!) opens a window into one of the most extreme environments on Earth.


See you online! 

Thanks to all our presenters, organizers and participants. If you enjoy the lectures, please donate to help support Friends and our programming! Donate here!


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