Discovery Speaker Series

Come enjoy Puget Sound Estuarium’s Discovery Speaker Series at LOTT’s Wet Science Center!

When: 3rd Thursdays of 2017 – 2018 (September -April, excluding December)
Presentation Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
(doors open at 6:30 PM)
Where: LOTT’s WET Science Center,
500 Adams NE, Olympia
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2017-2018 Dates and Speakers

September 21: “What Toxic Chemicals are Detected in Puget Sound Mussels?” by Jennifer Lanksbury

October 19: “Innovative Solutions to Stormwater Run-off” by Brandon Slone and Nathan Nadernicek,  WADOT Stormwater Monitoring and Research Analysts.

November 16: “Stormwater: Our Local Solutions” with presenters: Amy Georgeson, Tumwater Water Resources Specialist; Joe Roush, Olympia Environmental Services Supervisor; and Doug Christianson, Lacey Water Resources Engineer. Refreshments provided by Washington Foundation for the Environment.

January 18: “Atlantic Salmon Commercial Aquaculture in Washington State”   Dr. Ken Warheit, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife will provide an update on the Farmed Atlantic Salmon “spill” and other aspects of farmed salmon.

February 15: “Seabird Predation and Freshwater Plumes” by Elizabeth Phillips, Pacific Seabird Group. Research on predator/prey interactions and how they are influenced by oceanographic processes.

March 15: “Chemicals in the Water – Findings from Lott’s Reclaimed Water Study” by Wendy Steffensen.  Study of the issue of chemicals in our water.

April 19: Estuaries – Earth’s Treasures – “Why are they Special and Why work so hard to save them?” by Eric Wagner


2017-2018 Discovery Speaker Series Presentation

October 20: Road Culverts – “Road culverts and fish passages” by Paul Wagner, WSDOT. Click HERE to view his presentation.

November 17: Shoreline Armoring – “Shoreline Armoring and Shoreline Monitoring Toolbox” with Jason Toft, University of Washington. Click HERE to view his presentation.

January 19: Geology – “Geology and Glacial History” by Wendy Gerstel, Principal Qwg Applied Geology. Click HERE to view her presentation.

February 16: Port of Olympia – “Environmental Programs at the Port of Olympia” by Rachael Jamison, Director of Environmental Studies, Port of Olympia. Click HERE to view her presentation

March 16: Derelict Fishing Gear – “Puget Sound Derelict Fishing Gear Project” by Jason Morgan, Marine Biologist, Northwest Straits Foundation. Click HERE to view his presentation.

April 20: Olympia Oysters – “Are native Olympia oysters making a comeback?” by Dr. Bonnie Becker, Associate Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Washington. Click HERE to view her presentation.