The Future of Oceans Lecture Series - We Are Puget Sound

Location: Online
Date: January 23, 2022


"We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea"

January 23, 2022
3 pm, via ZOOM
Lecture is FREE 
Thanks to the Darrow Family for their ongoing support.

For thousands of years, the bountiful land and waters we now call the Puget Sound – a significant part of the Salish Sea – have provided a remarkable home to humans, with food, shelter and connections with others. Coast Salish people rely on salmon and other fish, and shellfish, such as clams, oysters, and mussels. However, human activities over the last two centuries have changed this ecosystem in ways that have strongly impacted the plants, animals and people who rely on these natural resources.

Join us for an engaging and interactive discussion with several Salish Sea scientists doing amazing and important work.

Speakers include:

  • Mindy Roberts, Puget Sound Program Director at Washington Environmental Council
  • Joe Gaydos, Science Director, SeaDoc Society
  • Brian Footen, Founder and principal of Earthviews

"We Are Puget Sound" is a book, traveling photography exhibit and campaign that celebrates the diverse people and communities working to restore the Salish Sea while helping everyone find their place in this movement. Critically endangered orcas and salmon have shown us in recent years that in the face of pollution, population growth, and climate change, it will take all of us to create a future with healthy land, water, wildlife and people!

You can purchase a copy of "We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea" at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center's museum gift shop in Fort Worden State Park, or by visiting The traveling photo exhibit is on display at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center's downtown location at 1001 Water Street. You can find the exhibit open hours on the Visit Us webpage.

This event is sponsored by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Washington Environmental Council, Mountaineers Books, and Braided River.

Visit the PTMSC Future of Oceans webpage to learn more about the lectures offered and find links to past recordings.