Lecture Series


All lectures take place online via ZOOM on the designated day.
Click the date below to RSVP for the event
and to receive a ZOOM link via email.


Sunday, January 10, 2021, 3 pm
"What Eelgrass and Other Marine Vegetation
Can Tell Us about the Future of the Ocean"

Dr. Ronald Thom
Staff Scientist Emeritus
Marine Sciences Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Sequim, WA
The lecture is FREE, and via Zoom

Using eelgrass as an indicator, the presentation will evaluate the theme of net ecosystem improvement (NEI) in the face of historical, present and future threats such as climate change on the ocean ecosystem. The presentation will cover topics including conservation, restoration, resilience and an evidence-based analysis of cumulative effects of multiple actions on ecosystem condition.

Monday, January 11, 2021, 6:30 pm
Deep Dive Conversation
In addition to the lecture, you can join the Deep Dive Conversation,
a science-cafe style, moderated discussion, with Dr. Thom.
Registration is limited to 20.
Cost: $5/each; via Zoom

Register for the Lecture and Deep Dive Conversation

Sunday, February 14, 2021, 3 pm
"Using Bivalve Clam Shell Measurements to Monitor
Ocean Acidification Impacts in Puget Sound"

Doug Rogers
Biologist, Puget Sound Shellfish Unit
Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife 
lecture is FREE

Sunday, March 14, 2021, 3 pm
"What Can Puffins Tell Us about the Impact
of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems?"

John F. Piatt, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Seabird and Forage Fish Ecology Program Leader
USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage AK
(lecture is FREE -- ticket availability coming soon)

Lectures are FREE 
(Please RSVP to event to receive ZOOM link via email.)

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Previous Lectures
These lectures are available on YouTube

"In Deeper Waters: Exploring Earth's Largest, Yet Least Understood, Biome"
Lecture presented on November 8, 2020,
by Dr. Christopher Kelley

Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory
University of Hawai'i
YouTube link

"Immersions in the World of Kelp"
Lecture presented on December 13, 2020,
by Betsy Peabody

Executive director of Puget Sound Restoration Fund
YouTube link