The Orca & Salmon Festival
June 15th, 2019 - 11AM - 3PM
Fort Worden Beaches and Marine Science Center
Summer Kick Off and Beach Party!
Celebrating our relationship to the iconic species of the Salish Sea, orca and salmon
Kids activities - Live Music - Celebration - Free Ice Cream Sandwiches!!!
11:00 - Opening ceremony with S’Klallam singers and drummers
11:30 - 3:00 - DJ Captain Peacock
11:00 - 3:00 - Sea Level Rise - Community Art Project
11:00 - 3:00 - Salmon hat making
11:00 - 3:00 - Fin the Salmon on display - kids educational exhibit
11:00 - 5:00 - Free admission Marine Science Center
Tide Pool Touch Tanks and Aquarium on the Pier
Learning from Orcas Exhibit in Museum
12:00, 1:00 & 2:00 - Tours of Hope, one of few fully-articulated orca skeletons
2:00 - Free Ice Cream Sandwiches provided by Jefferson Healthcare
FOOD! The Canteen beachside restaurant and grocery will be open from 9AM - 7PM.
Event partners: The Port Townsend Marine Science Center, North Olympic Salmon Coalition, The PTHS Maritime Discovery Initiative, Puget Sound Express, Swan School, Sunfield School, SR3, the Jefferson County YMCA & The Production Alliance. See details below about our event partners.
About our partners:
The Maritime Discovery Initiative
Imagine a school day where students’ minds and senses are fully engaged, where subjects jump off the page in the context of the real world around them—learning to swim as part of kindergarten PE, watching math come alive through sail-making, studying salmon habitat restoration for science, or biology through growing an oyster. This is what is meant by place-based education, where the unique resources of our community are used systematically throughout a student’s academic career. http://www.maritimediscovery.org/
The North Olympic Salmon Coalition
The North Olympic Salmon Coalition works to promote robust wild salmon stocks for families, fishers, and local economies by furthering habitat restoration and education on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) is an educational and scientific organization devoted to understanding and conserving our marine and shoreline environment.
Puget Sound Express
Puget Sound Express is a family owned whale watching company based in Port Townsend that has been connecting residents and visitors with orcas and other whales in our region for more than three decades.
The YMCA of Jefferson County
The YMCA of Jefferson County provides community outreach and partners with various community organizations throughout Jefferson County to ensure total health of the community in spirit, mind, and body. https://www.olympicpeninsulaymca.org
SR3 - Response - Rehabilitation - Research
A skilled team of veterinarians, biologists and non-profit experts working to advance the health and welfare of marine life in the pacific northwest through response, rehabilitation and research.
Local 2020 - Resilience of Heart Action Group
The goal of the Resiliency of Heart Action Group is to host events in the community where people can come together to learn and practice the kinds of skills that can help us connect more deeply to one another.
Swan School’s independent community school program offers multi-age experiential education for prek-6th grade students. Academics are balanced with art, music, Spanish, and outdoor learning. Located in Port Townsend, Swan School has been educating local kids since 1983. https://swanschool.net
Inspired by the ideas of the early twentieth-century philosopher and scientist Rudolf Steiner, Sunfield offers a Waldorf school and educational programs in sustainable land stewardship that take place on our eighty-one acres of fields, forest, and wetlands.
The Production Alliance
We are a network of producers, artists, volunteers and entrepreneurs united in the production of community celebrations and collaborative artistic endeavours. We produce events that embody the values of; stewardship, resilience, health, creativity and mentorship.