Join Friends of Skagit Beaches for four lectures, January through April, highlight the fascinating life in and around shoreline and marine ecosystems. Presentations are free and open to everyone. Check out the dates and topics below and make plans to attend!
All lectures: NW Educational Services District Building., 1601 R Ave., Anacortes, WA
Friday, January 19TH, 7 pm
Biological Invasions: How Species Become
Invasive and Impact Salish Sea Shorelines
~Emily Grason, PhD, WA Sea Grant, UW
What makes an organism invasive? Learn about the long term effects of aquatic invasive species on local ecosystems.
Friday, February 16TH, 7 pm
The Californians Are Coming! Shifts in Range and Abundance of Northwestern Hummingbirds
~ CJ Battey, University of Washington
Come learn why the migratory patterns have changed drastically in a relatively short amount of time for Anna’s Hummingbird and the Rufous Hummingbird.
Friday, March 16TH, 7 pm
What’s in a Name? The Salish Sea—Where is it, what does it mean, how does it work, and why is the name important?
~ Dr. Bert Webber, WWU
Learn more about what makes the Salish sea unique and why it was so critical to name this body of water.
Friday, April 20TH, 7 pm
Getting to Know NOAA ~ Polly Hicks, NOAA
An exploration of NOAA’s science, service and stewardship mission in the Salish Sea and across the Western United States.