Robin Baird/Contributed photo.

Robin Baird/Contributed photo.

Know, connect and protect your sea at ‘Ocean Night’

  • Wed Mar 11th, 2020 9:47am
  • Life

Submitted by SeaDoc Society

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, head out to the Sea View Theatre for an inspiring live presentation about what it means to connect with an ecosystem — especially the one you call home, like the Salish Sea.

Ocean Night is presented by The SeaDoc Society and Camp Orkila. It is a monthly series of free movies and live events at the Sea View Theatre on one Wednesday each month. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event runs from 7-8 p.m. The concessions and bar will be open.

Wednesday night’s presenter will be Gary Davis, an emeritus member of SeaDoc Society’s Board of Directors and a visual storyteller whose passion is connecting people with natural spaces. His vision helped shape SeaDoc Society’s approach to place-based conservation.

“Fewer than 15 percent of people in Washington and British Columbia could identify the Salish Sea,” said Davis. “The people who live here need to know and connect with the sea so that they can adequately love and protect it.”

The presentation will feature photos and videos projected on the big screen, as well as an optional question-and-answer period after the presentation. Not only will Davis explore the Salish Sea, but he’ll take us on a journey through our global ocean.

The SeaDoc Society and Camp Orkila are able to make this a free event thanks to donations from Dean and Audrey Stupke; Jim and Kathy Youngren; Barbara Brown; Barbara Bentley; West Sound Marina; The Averna Family – Deer Harbor Charters; Madrona Inn Bar and Grill; Shearwater Kayak Tours; San Juan County Marine Resources Committee; and all who supported SeaDoc Society through the Orcas Island Community Foundation.

For more information about the SeaDoc Society, visit