Marine Naturalists get ‘Geared-Up’

The Whale Museum hosts its annual Marine Naturalist Gear-Up at San Juan Grange, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This event is continuing education for naturalists working in the field. Graduates of the Marine Naturalist Training Program, Beachwatchers, and members of Salish Sea Association of Marine Naturalists will benefit. Featured speakers include: author Jim Lichatowich; Barbara Rosenkotter, local lead entity for salmon recovery; Val Veirs; and a panel discussion of changes in orca sightings and behaviors in recent years.

Registration is $20 for Whale Museum or SSAMN members (member discount code: GearUp14); $25 for non-members. Lunch can be pre-ordered for an additional $10. Register at


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