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Wonders of the Salish Sea

April 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm


The Wonders of the Salish Sea is an environmental education program designed to awaken a sense of wonder and foster a deep connection in the Salish Sea ecosystem. The Salish Sea is one of the largest inland seas in the world. Discover the wonders of this uniquely biodiverse, yet fragile, marine ecosystem with the guidance of local marine scientists, naturalists, and environmentalists.

It will increase awareness of this uniquely biodiverse and fragile area, home to over 8 million people. By discovering a sense of awe and wonder in our natural environment, we can connect to the Salish Sea ecosystem in deep and meaningful ways. Together, we can work to protect this precious inland sea for future generations.

Many thanks to Transition Salt Spring for hosting WSS 2023 and Sound Water Stewards of Island County, WA for technical support.

Wonders of the Salish Sea takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples.

4 Monday evenings – March 27, April 3, 17, & 24
7 – 9 PM PDT – Online via Zoom

March 27:
Your Salish Sea Story. Mira Lutz Castle. MSc
Origin Stories of the Salish Sea. Chris Arnett, PhD

April 3:
What feces can tell us about the health of the Southern Resident killer whales. Deborah Giles, PhD
Seals and Sea Lions: Ecosystem Allies or Ocean Pests? Joan Lopez, BSc

April 17:
Pacific flyway, Robert Butler, PhD
Forage fish. Alanna Vivani, BSc

April 23:
Kelp restoration. Christopher Neufeld, PhD
Charismatic Cephalopods (Octopuses!) of the Salish Sea. Phoebe Churney

The suggested registration fee is $25.00, or pay ‘what you can.’
If you can’t attend on Mondays or have to miss a session, recordings will be made available later in the week of the presentation.

Questions? Comments? You can reach us at


April 24, 2023
7:00 pm
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