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Meet the Beach – LAST Days for 2016

Last 2 days for 2016 “Meet the Beach” are: Friday, August 19th, 12 – 3, Burfoot County Park Saturday, August 20th, 1 – 4, Tolmie State Park

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Priest Point Walk – August 6

Join our SSEA beach naturalists at Priest Point Park tomorrow from 1:00 – 4:00 for an excellent low-tide discovery experience! Our trained naturalists can find those elusive critters and tell you about them, all while you enjoy our beautiful south … Continue reading

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50 kids visited the Estuarium on Wednesday

On Wednesday, July 27th, 50 kids visited the Estuarium. Picture shows kids, with South Sound Estuary Association Educator, Heather, exploring the aquariums and learning about the animals that live there.  The kids also participated in a walking tour of the historic shoreline … Continue reading

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SSEA Hires Executive Director

Starting August 1, SSEA has a paid Executive Director!    SSEA is excited to announce the hiring of a new, part-time Executive Director, Sasha Medlen.  Sasha has worked with environmental organizations and non-profits for 15 years. She is excited  to join the … Continue reading

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New Mural Is Done!

Carrie Ziegler, Muralist, and helpers have finished the addition to last summer’s Estuarium mural.  It is wonderful.  This picture doesn’t do it justice…come take a look!

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Estuarium docent training June 25th, 4:30 – 5:30

South Sound Estuarium Docent Training Next docent training/estuarium orientation is scheduled for this coming Saturday, the 25th, 4:30 – 5:30, at the Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia. We would love to have you join our team. If you are interested in being … Continue reading

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Taisha McFall assumes Estuarium Management

SSEA welcomes Taisha McFall as the new Estuarium Manager. Taisha has a degree in Evolutionary Biology. She has been an Estuarium docent for some months and is excited to assume the manager position upon Troy’s departure for a job at … Continue reading

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June 3rd Pier Peer Unusual visitor

In addition to crabs, sea stars, anemone, and other creatures, we were surprised to see Nanomia Siphonophore (picture on the left) in great numbers at last Friday’s Pier Peer.  Also found several chitons (picture on right).  Sign up for a … Continue reading

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OPENING WEEKEND – Meet the Beach

This is the opening weekend for SSEA’s Meet the Beach program! We’ll be Burfoot County Park and Tolmie State Park from 11-2 both Saturday and Sunday (June 4 and 5th) for exceptionally low tides.  Remember Tolmie requires a Discovery Pass … Continue reading

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New Life at the Estuarium

Remember last Father’s Day pipefish were born in one of our Aquariums. (see picture to the left and notice how big they are getting.)   WELL starting on Earth Day the shiner perch, in another aquarium, delivered baby perch…21, from several … Continue reading

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