Welcome to Sound Living 2016
A One-Day University For Everyone

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We are pleased to bring you a day of learning showcasing the connections between water, land and people in the Salish Sea landscape.

This year, we have seven experts that will help us consider the implications of weather and climate on organisms found from the Snow Caps of the Cascades and Olympic Mountains, to below the White Caps that dot the surface of the Salish Sea.

Noted meteorologist Jeff Renner will open our day with an explanation of Puget Sound weather patterns and impacts of atmospheric changes throughout our landscape. Six experts will then go in depth into mountain goats, native pollinators, giant Pacific octopuses and amphibians, as well as Western Washington forest health and the Blob, La Niña and El Niño phenomena explained. Sound Living 2016 attendees will learn about the latest research and status of these habitats and creatures, and hear their outlook for tomorrow and beyond.

The hardest choice you'll have to make is which presentations to select!

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016, Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, Mukilteo, WA (Schedule & Directions)
  • Enjoy Sound Challenges, Sound Choices, our Key Note Lecture, moderated by Jeff Renner, Retired KING 5 Chief Meteorologist.
  • 6 classes (All New!) about the creatures and habitats found between the mountainous Snow Caps to the Salish Sea White Caps.  Check them out!
  • Registration closed October 18, 9am. Walkin registrations will be available on October 22 for a walk in fee of $20.00.  Walkin attendees are welcome!  Just come a little early so you can select your sessions and get registered.  Only cash or check accepted at the door.
  • Free snacks, optional lunch for $11. 
  • Registration is $20, a single low entrance fee for everyone.  Walk in registrations are available although we request early registration to make our preparations easier.
  • Participate in our first Silent Auction to support WSU Beach Watchers, with the opportunity to win great prizes!
  • 5 Teacher clock hours are available through the NWESD. There is an additional fee paid to the Education Service District, paid at Sound Living.
  • Find out more ...

If you have any questions, please contact us at Sound.Living@wsu.edu or 425 357-6029.  We look forward to seeing you.

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