author: Gabriele Sanchez

Work for us!

Seeking Environmental Educators for 2024-2025 AmeriCorps Term! Inspire students, visitors, and the whole community to explore, experience, connect with, and take action to protect and steward the unique ecosystems of the Salish Sea. PTMSC is seeking two Marine Stewardship Educator AmeriCorps Members to join our team dedicated to conserving the Salish Sea. These are full-time …

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2023 Citizen Science report

For over 40 years the Port Townsend Marine Science Center has actively participated in citizen science, providing volunteers, staff, AmeriCorps and visitors an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to science.   What is citizen science? It’s “the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. Through citizen science, people share and …

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The legacy bulletin – Marley Loomis

With a background in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder, Marley Loomis stepped into the world of marine education in 2018 as a two-term AmeriCorps member, not realizing that her path would lead her to an intimate understanding of one of the ocean’s most enigmatic inhabitants: the octopus.

Past lectures on YouTube

Did you know you can enjoy past Future of Oceans lectures on the PTMSC YouTube channel? You’ll find the recorded lectures and links on our Lectures page. The lecture series, The Future of Oceans, draws on the commitment of professional researchers and educators across all academic spectrums to help define and inspire the health of …

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The legacy bulletin – Allison Kellum

December 2023 Charting the Course: Allison Kellum’s Journey from PTMSC to Scripps Oceanography Allison Kellum’s career path was shaped by her two years at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC), which helped focus her passion for marine conservation in ways that continue in her work today at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the …

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The legacy bulletin – Lorenzo McCleese

September 2023 A Rising Tide in Conservation and Community Leadership When it comes to champions of environmental advocacy and community leadership, few shine as brightly as Lorenzo McCleese. As a dedicated volunteer at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) from the tender age of eight, Lorenzo has been a strong proponent of our mission to …

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Volunteers in action

Have you ever been on a Puget Sound beach and noticed a ‘beach closed for swimming’ sign? As one of our citizen science projects, PTMSC is a partner in sampling local beaches to make sure they are safe for recreation.

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