New Estuarium Docent Volunteer Orientation!
Interested in supporting SSEA? Why not support us by volunteering as an Estuarium Docent! Join us for an Estuarium Docent Volunteer Orientation, held at the South Sound Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia, January 13th from 6pm-7:30pm. Learn about SSEA and what volunteer opportunities we have to offer! Tea and snacks will be provided. Contact Betsea Antonio at Betsea@sseacenter.org to RSVP.
Laura James from Beneath the Looking Glass will talk about stormwater pollution in Puget Sound Jan. 15, 7:00 – 8:30pm. James is appearing in the Discovery Speaker series offered by the South Sound Estuary Association.
An underwater videographer, James will give a presentation on why Puget Sound is in trouble, what makes it a unique marine environment, and what South Sound residents can do to protect and improve it.
Lott WET Science Center, 500 Adams NE, Olympia. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
January 2nd, Pier Peer at Boson Harbor. There is still space for you and your family to participate in this nighttime underwater lighting event. Peer below the waters of Puget Sound and discover the lives of mysterious and beautiful creatures. Jellyfish, colorful sea slugs, predatory worms and more visit us at the underwater lights. Learn about the animals of Puget Sound and see them like you never have before!
Please bring your own flashlight (one per person is ideal), wear non-slip shoes and dress for the weather. Children under 5 are not advised. Each between child 6 and 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a life vest for your child if you have one.
Pre-register required! Please click on link at bottom of this page for the Friday that works for you.
Cost: $10 for 12 and older. Children 6 – 11 that accompany an adult are free. Event is not appropriate for children under 6.
Register for January 2, 2015 (Space Available)
Register for February 6, 2015 (Space Available)
Plan to visit the Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia, between 11 – 3 for the 2nd Annual “Turn of the Tides Festival”, a winter solstice celebration. Activities will be in the parking lot next to the building and in the Estuarium itself. Family Friendly. FREE
JOIN US for this special day.
We are honored and pleased to have traditional Native Storyteller Curtis Dupis, from 12pm-1pm, inside the Estuarium.
and local artists: Jess Archer, Chelsea Baker and Justin Crawford.
With partner organizations:
LOTT WET Science Center,
Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm
Nisqually Reach Nature Center
Nisqually Land Trust
Pacific Shellfish Institute
Puget Sound Restoration Fund
South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group
Washington Conservation Corp
December 21st, 11 -3 pm is the Turn of the Tides Festival, a solstice celebration. It will be held at the Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE. This family friendly event is free. Please plan to join us! Bring your friends!
Due to cold and icy weather, the December 5th Pier Peer is cancelled. The SSEA Board is reviewing our decision to offer Pier Peer in the winter months. Please visit the website, click on programs and then on pier peer for updates.
Are you a state employee who would like to support SSEA’s programs? To make a contribution, click the link below and put in SSEA’s number, #1481069.
CFD contribution to #1481069 of:
$35 – provides Beach Naturalist Training for a low-income person
$50 – covers a two hour group visit to the South Sound Estuarium
$50 – provides marine/estuary interpretation by a Beach Naturalist for school/preschool groups visiting the beach
$75 – provides supplies for children’s groups using the Estuarium’s lab space
$100 keeps the Estuarium open for a day
$300 – buys a portable heater for the lab at the Estuarium
Service areas: Mason and Thurston Counties
November 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, LOTT WET Science Center, 500 Adams NE. Olympia
WA Department of Fish and Wildlife Scientists Talk about Forage Fish – Why Puget Sound’s salmon and birds depend on them!
Dayv Lowry and other experts will teach us about Forage Fish – What are they and why are they so important? Also, how can citizen science help us learn more about population dynamics?
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.
SAVE THE DATE:
Turn of the Tides Festival
December 21, 2014, 11am – 3 pm
South Sound Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia
The South Sound Estuary Association presents the Turn of the Tides Festival! Come Celebrate the Winter Solstice at the South Sound Estuarium for a free family friendly event! Come participate in fun activities, arts and crafts, educational booths with partner organizations, chowder and warm beverages, plus much more to come! Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Free admission to the Estuarium all day!