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Massage at Fort Worden
Mar. 1 – Dec. 31 (Daily)
Madrona MindBody Institute
Yoga & Movement Classes
Mar. 1 – Dec. 31 (Daily)
Madrona MindBody Institute
Nov. 7 – Dec. 19 (Wednesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
2-5 PM

Fort Worden Beaches and Bunkers
VIDEO
Fort Worden Beaches and Bunkers
Dec. 27 – Dec. 30
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Dec. 31
Puget Sound Express
1PM

"Just outside of Port Townsend is an amazing National Wildlife Refuge — Protection Island. Nearly 70 percent of the nesting seabird population of Puget Sound and the Straits nest on the island, which includes one of the largest nesting colonies of rhinoceros auklets in the world and the largest nesting colony of glaucous-winged gulls in Washington. The island contains one of the last 2 nesting colonies of tufted puffins in the Puget Sound area. About 1,000 harbor seals depend upon the island for a pupping and rest area. This 364-acre island is covered by grass and low brush, with a small timbered area, high sandy bluffs for seabird nesting, and low sand spits on two ends of the island.
Jan. 1
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
1:00 - 3:00

The Friends will lead the First Day Hike on New Year’s Day 2019. The Friends will provide guides, snacks, drinks, and maps. Participants will meet in the USO parking lot at 1:00PM. We will be offering two walks: a) Vista Points (self-guided hike); b) Best of Fort Worden (along paved roads) will be guided with docents along the way to answer questions.
Jan. 5 – Jan. 6 (Daily)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10:30 Am-3:30 PM

Jan. 8 – Feb. 5 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-8 PM

Fort Worden: A Historic Gathering Place
VIDEO
Fort Worden: A Historic Gathering Place
Jan. 8 – Feb. 12 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
2-5 PM

Jan. 8 – Feb. 12 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-1 PM

Jan. 9 – Feb. 27 (Wednesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10:30 AM - 1 PM

Jan. 10 – Feb. 7 (Thursdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-12 PM

Jan. 10 – Feb. 14 (Thursdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
1-4 PM

Fort Worden Hike
VIDEO
Fort Worden Hike
Jan. 12
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Jan. 12 – Jan. 13
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Jan. 13
Fort Worden Chapel
3PM

Lecture: Big Science in Our Small Ocean Professor Jan Newton, Ph.D Senior Principal Oceanographer, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington Admission: $5 (students, teachers FREE) Jan Newton has for many years been observing Puget Sound and coastal Washington. She is a passionate advocate for preserving and restoring this rich ecosystem, through both State and Federal programs. Hands-on, she has harnessed a raft of new technologies to make crucial observations, sustained over many years. These are needed to understand how our ’home’ ocean is changing, and how its health can be restored. She is a biological oceanographer with the Applied Physics Laboratory of University of Washington, currently studying ocean acidification in this region, and its connections to global climate change. Jan serves as co-director of the recently established Washington Ocean Acidification Center, which operates from the College of the Environment, and is also Executive Direc
Jan. 18 – Feb. 22 (Fridays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10-11 AM

Jan. 19 – Nov. 28
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9 AM-4 PM

RV Camping at Fort Worden
VIDEO
RV Camping at Fort Worden
Matt Miner Presents: Buddy Mondlock
Jan. 19
Matt Miner Presents: Buddy Mondlock
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Renowned singer-songwriter to perform at Rainshadow Recording
Jan. 19 – Jan. 20
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Noon- 4 PM

Jan. 21
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Jan. 21
Trail Team Work Party
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
9:30 am - noon

Trail Team Work Party on Fort Worden beach on MLK Day. Meet at the center (waterside) restroom area at 9:30. We are working again with the Washington Native Plant Society and Port Townsend Marine Science Center to remove invasive dune grass. For more information contact Jan at janorth@olympus.net
Jan. 26
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-8 PM

Jan. 26 – May. 25 (Saturdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Feb. 10
Fort Worden Chapel
3PM

Lecture: Seabirds and Marine Mammals of the Protection Island Aquatic Reserve Bob Boekelheide, Ph.D Admission: $5 (students, teachers FREE) Bob Boekelheide’s lifelong interest has been in the ecology of marine vertebrates, particularly birds and mammals. Bob has a M.S. in Ecology from UC Davis and participated in several marine research projects to the Arctic, Antarctic, across the Pacific, and in California, including seven years as biologist on the Farallon Islands. While in California, he coauthored a book and several papers about the marine ecology of nesting seabirds and marine mammals. A certificated teacher, Bob taught science and math in WA public schools for 13 years. He is the former director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, a community nature center in Sequim, WA. As Bird Count chair for Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, he has compiled the annual Sequim-Dungeness Christmas Bird Count and the Clallam County International Migratory Bird Count for over 20
Mar. 2 – Mar. 3
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Noon-4 PM

More Activities
Enroll in a program or attend an event (see below)
Explore marine and natural history exhibits
Fly a kite in the parade grounds
Enjoy the Point Wilson lighthouse and watch large ships sail by
Learn about Hope, the Orca stranded on the North Olympic Peninsula
Explore dark tunnels in old gun batteries
Watch the sunrise or the sunset on the beach
Rent a bike, kayak or rowboat
Moor your boat at our facilities
Walk out over the water on our wharf and dock
Relax with a massage or yoga class
Search the sky for bald eagles and other native birds
Take a whale watching or sunset cruise
Play croquet, ultimate Frisbee or soccer on the parade grounds
Sing around a fire circle in the evening
Visit the Coast Artillery Museum and learn about the Triangle of Fire
Beachcomb on two miles of shoreline