The Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s mission is to inspire the conservation of the Salish Sea, so we do everything we can to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the incredible ecosystem they are a part of and how they can help preserve and care for the Salish Sea for future generations. Through our school programs, free science classes, and summer camps, we strive to pass on the legacy of our local ocean to its future stewards. Our robust annual lecture series draws on the commitment of professional researchers and educators across all academic spectrums to help define and inspire the health of our oceans.