Highline MaST Center’s FREE ‘Science on the Sound’ Starts Saturday


Highline Community College’s Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center will be holding it FREE ‘Science on the Sound’ events, with the first being this Saturday, Jan. 12.

This week’s presentation will be by Uko Gorter, president of the American Cetacean Society/Puget Sound Chapter, presenting, “The Marine Mammals of Puget Sound.”

“Science on the Sound hosts local, regional and national experts each month to discuss issues relevant to the Puget Sound,” reads an announcement. “The MaST’s mission is to promote understanding, appreciation and preservation of the marine environment through hands-on research, education and community activities that highlight the beauty, complexity and importance of the South Puget Sound ecosystem. Presentations are scheduled for noon on the first Saturday of each month, except for holiday weekends.”

These events are free and open to the public.

Here are the details:

WHAT: MaST Center’s “Science on the Sound”

WHEN: First Saturday of each month from Noon to 1 p.m.

COST: FREE!

WHERE: Highline Community College’s Marine Science and Technology Center, located on Redondo Beach Drive, next door to Salty’s at 28203 Redondo Beach Dr. S., Des Moines, WA 98198.

INFO: The Highline Community College’s Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center is pleased to release the Spring 2013 schedule for Science on the Sound. Science on the Sound hosts local, regional and national experts each month to discuss issues relevant to the Puget Sound. The MaST’s mission is to promote understanding, appreciation and preservation of the marine environment through hands-on research, education and community activities that highlight the beauty, complexity and importance of the South Puget Sound ecosystem. Presentations are scheduled for noon on the first Saturday of each month, except for holiday weekends. The events are free and open to the public. For more information on the MaST Center, visit mast.highline.edu.

The calendar for the speakers is as follows:

  • Jan. 12: Uko Gorter, president, American Cetacean Society/Puget Sound Chapter, presenting, “The Marine Mammals of Puget Sound.”
  • Feb. 2: Susan Landgraf, professor and poet, Highline Community College, presenting, “A Whale Is A Whale…And So Much More,”
    a poetry writing workshop at the MaST.
  • March 2: Dr. Christopher Krembs, senior oceanographer, Ecology’s Marine Monitoring Program, presenting, “Eyes Over Puget Sound.”
  • April 6: Dr. Justin P. Miller-Schulze, researcher, Center for Urban Waters/UW Tacoma, presenting, “Cleaning Up Puget Sound.”
  • May 4: Jennifer Hahn, author and natural historian, presenting, “Wild Foraging.”
  • June 1: Laura James, co-director, Tox-ick.org, presenting, “Toxics in Puget Sound.”

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