Calendar of Events

Based at the University of Washington, Washington Sea Grant (WSG) funds marine research and works with communities and businesses to manage and protect marine resources. For further media information, please contact Meg Matthews, 206-291-5942, megmm@uw.edu.

Workshops and Classes 2014

River & Ocean Film Festival
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When:April 19, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Where: Forks High School auditorium, 261 Spartan Ave, Forks, WA

Who: Audiences of all ages

What:If you plan to volunteer near Forks, Washington, for the annual Washington Coast Clean-up on April 19, 2014, don’t miss the chance to be part of the first ever River & Ocean Film Festival at the Forks High School auditorium, 261 Spartan Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. and films begin at 7 p.m.

The festival features short films that highlight the beauty and opportunity of the “wet side” of the Olympic Peninsula while raising awareness of challenges faced by its aquatic life and human communities. The festival takes place in conjunction with the Washington Coast Clean-up and RainFest River & Ocean Fair. For more information, see the Festival webpage.

Cost: Admission is free and open to all, and films are family-friendly. For more information, contact:

More info:For information, contact Ian M. Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist, Olympic Peninsula, 360.417.6460, immiller@uw.edu.

First Aid at Sea
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When:April 23

Where: Squalicum Boat House, 2600 Harbor Loop, Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham.

Who: Commercial fishermen, recreational boaters, and anyone else who wants to stay safe on the water.

What: Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea class, cosponsored by Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Bellingham at Squalicum Boat House. Topics covered will include CPR, patient assessment, hypothermia, cold-water near-drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking, immobilization, first aid kits, and more. 

Cost: $80 ($40 for commercial fishermen). For more information, contact:

More info:For information and registration, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Marine Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

Sea Safety and Survival Course
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When:April 24, 8am - 5pm

Where:Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 Harbor Loop, Bellingham

Who:This course is open to commercial fishermen and charter boat operators. Due to limited space, preregistration is required.

What:This Coast Guard-approved course combines lectures with hands-on experience using the safety and survival equipment required on commercial fishing vessels. Participants will learn about emergency procedures and will be trained to develop appropriate emergency drills for their own vessels. Completing the course will qualify them to conduct drills under the requirements of the Commercial Fishing Safety Act.

Cost:Free for active commercial fishermen. For charter operators, $80.

More info:For information and registration, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Marine Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

First Aid at Sea
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When:Seattle: Wednesday, May 21, 8 a.m.–5p.m.
Tacoma: Thursday, May 29, 8 a.m.–5p.m.

Where:Seattle: Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Building
Fishermen’s Terminal, 3919 18th Ave. West
Tacoma: Flagship Maritime Training, 821 Dock Street

Who:Recreational boaters and commercial fishermen will benefit from this class.

What:This Coast Guard-approved course covers critical life-saving measures including first aid kit prep, CPR, patient assessment, hypothermia, near drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking and more.

Cost:$80 ($40 for commercial fishermen); pre-registration required. Only 15 spots available per course.

More info:For information and registration, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Marine Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

Marine Weather Workshop
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When:Tuesday, June 10, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Where:Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Building
Fishermen’s Terminal, 3919 18th Ave. W, Seattle

Who:Recreational boaters and anyone who enjoys spending time on the water

What:This workshop covers storm structure, and avoidance, wave development and growth, fog and other Northwest marine hazards. Learn where to find reliable weather data and develop your weather knowledge.

Cost:$30; pre-registration required. Space is limited.

More info:For information and registration, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Marine Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

Outboard Engine Maintenance Workshop
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When:Wednesday, June 11, 6–9 p.m.

Where:Gig Harbor BoatShop at Eddon Boatyard
3805 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA

Who:Recreational boaters and home mechanics

What:Learn the basics of simple and routine small outboard motor maintenance, including oil changes, fuel, lubrication, electrical inspection, and diagnosis of common problems. Focused on two and four cycle gas engines 15hp and less. Participants will have access to engines for training aids during the workshop.

Cost:$30; pre-registration required. Space is limited.

More info:For information and registration, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Marine Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

Special Events

 

Conferences

 

Seminars

 

More Educational Events

WSG sponsors educational events and opportunities. For more information, please see our Classroom Activities and Field Trips webpage.

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