Discovery Speaker Series



7:00 – 8:30 pm  (doors open at 6:30)  Come early to enjoy LOTT’s Wet Science Center’s educational fresh water related exhibits and interactive displays and visit with SSEA friends.

LOTT’s WET Science Center, 500 Adams NE, Olympia

November 12, Climate Change – A Panel Discussion about the Implications that come from Drought ~ Join us at 6:30 PM for light refreshments.

A panel of policy makers and scientists will discuss how drought is affecting Puget Sound and surrounding area.  Co-Hosted by the Washington Foundation for the Environment (WFFE).

December 10, Christopher Krembs, The BLOB – What is Causing the Drought?

Dr. Krembs, oceanographer for the Department of Ecology since 2008, presents an overview of the unusual Pacific Ocean conditions and he will explain how the unusually warm ocean water off Washington’s coastline has affected Puget Sound’s water quality in 2015.

January 14, Dayv Lowry and Phill Dionne, WDFW Scientists Talk about Forage Fish & Share Information and Videos from their ROV Studies

Dayv Lowry, Ph.D. Research Scientist, will share videos and information they learn from using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to study Puget Sound.  Phil Dionne, Research Scientist, will update us on the latest Forage Fish study findings.

 February 11, Melanie Davis, USGS Scientist Talks about Nisqually Delta Restoration – What Tools do They Use to Track the Results and Provides a Summary of the Latest Findings.

Melanie Davis, Ph.D. Restoration Ecologist with the USGS Western Ecological Research Center will teach us about the tools they use and update us on the latest findings.

March 10, Joe Gaydos, The Salish Sea Book Signing and Talk ~ Doors open at 6:30 to purchase your book and get it signed.

Join Joseph K Gaydos, one of the authors of The Salish Sea, for a fascinating visual journey through the Salish Sea combining a scientist’s inquiring mind, beautiful photographs, and a lively narrative of fascinating stories, all of which impart a sense of connection with this intricate marine ecosystem and the life that it sustains.

April 14, To Be Determined, a Talk by an Evergreen State College Marine Science Professor

A renowned professor will join us to share results from current studies and explain changes documented in South Puget Sound.

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