Discovery Speaker Series

Fall is officially here. Though the warm weather has packed up for the year, the Estuarium has rain proof activities lined up starting with our 2018/2019 Discovery Speaker Series! Join us at LOTT’s Wet Science Center on selected third Thursday’s for Puget Sound centered education that’s sure to peak your curiosity!

Our first talk of the series is “What’s Hiding in Your Catch? The Marine Biotoxins of Puget Sound” by Audrey Coyne, Marine Biotoxin Coordinator at the Office of Environmental Health & Safety, on October 18th. You won’t want to miss it!

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SSEA the Sound Cruise Cancelled

This year’s cruise was cancelled due to weather.  NEXT year’s Cruise will be September 15th, 1 – 5 pm.  Don’t want to miss it….put it on your calendar now.

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Celebrate the Estuarium’s 5th Birthday – September 9th

Sunday, September 9, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 

The Estuarium is open to the public during these hours.

FREE ADMISSION on September 9th to celebrate 5th year of operations.  Kid friendly activities – marine creature face painting, puppet making and fish rubbing will be available between 12 and 3.

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SSEA the Sound Cruise – September 16th

This September 16th, the Estuarium is celebrating 10 years of our SSEA the Sound Cruise! Join us for what will be an amazing day on the water, discussing large marine mammals and enjoying tasty treats and birthday cake to mark our anniversary.

DATE: September 16, 2018, 1 – 5 PM
PRESENTER: Casey Mclean, Director SR3 (Sealife response +rehab + research).


$85 non-members ($100 after September 7th)
$75 members ($90 after September 7th).

We thank the cruise attendees, presenters, and businesses that support important Puget Sound Estuarium’s education programs!


Casey Mclean, Director and Marine Veterinary Nurse will discuss efforts to build the first marine animal rehabilitation and science center in Washington State. Hear Casey’s first-hand accounts about marine animal rehabilitation, threats our local wildlife face, and the need for a rehabilitation center in our region.

SR3 is a collaborative organization that is supported by the community. Current activities include disentangling sea lions and large whales from fishing gear, responding to stranded or injured marine wildlife, and studying cetacean health with an emphasis on resident orca whales.

Specimens Casey will bring with her are a sea otter pelt, large whale and small whale baleen, orca tooth, whale vertebrae, seal pelt, sea lion whiskers.

Tasty Treats: As usual we will have tasty treats, coffee/tea, water, plus the 10th birthday cake. No host bar is also available.

Nancy LaPointe, Navigate Financial

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