Thanks for supporting science|Letter

  • Wed Sep 25th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Aug. 24 was a fantastic evening for the UW Friday Harbor Labs’ 19th Jazz at the Labs fundraiser supporting the Friday Harbor Labs (K-12) Science Outreach Program. It was an evening of generous giving and outstanding music performed by the San Juan Jazz Quintet and Seattle’s Jazz Coalescence. This year’s “Fund-a-Need” effort raised funds to support two important FHLSOP science programs: The High School Biotech Labs and the Fourth Grade’s Nearshore Fish Habitats Projects. All Fund-a-Need donations were matched 1:1 by a passionate supporter of the FHLSOP. Matched funds are added to the UW FHLSOP K-12 Endowed Fund.

This event’s fundraising supports our FHLSOP projects at every grade level in the San Juan Island public schools and the Spring Street International School. In the 2019-20 school year, we will work with approximately 725 students and 23 teachers. The goal of the FHL Science Outreach Program is to actively involve students in the process of science. We have developed a set of hands-on, inquiry-based projects specifically designed to complement and enhance the current science curriculum in our local schools. Our program gives students the opportunity to engage in science while conducting experiments and dynamic fieldwork. The students are scientists!

At the event, we gratefully acknowledged our 2019-20 Sponsors’ of Friday Harbor Labs Science Outreach Program: C and E-Publications, Cask and Schooner Restaurant, Chicago Title & Escrow, Coldwell Banker SJI, Crystal Seas Kayaking, eVantage Direct Corp., Friday Harbor Drug, Heritage Bank, Island Petroleum Services, Islanders Bank, Islanders Insurance, Kings Market, the Olshefsky Family, Roche Harbor Resort, San Juan Interiors, San Juan Safaris, Gary & Susan Sterner, and Tops’l Restaurant.

FHLSOP also receives substantial support from Dr. Carolyn Haugen, Rebecca and Robert Pohlad, Wells Fargo Foundation, San Juan Island Community Foundation Women’s & Healthy Community Granting Fund and Port of Friday Harbor.

With much gratitude: Thank you to the FHLSOP’s sponsors and supporters, the Jazz at the Labs’ audience, and the San Juan Island Community. It is your support that makes this program a continued success. We are excited for our 19th year working with local students!

Jenny Roberts, FHLSOP Program Director & Rachel Anderson, FHL Assoc. Director for Advancement

San Juan Island