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

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

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

Fort Worden: A Historic Gathering Place
VIDEO
Fort Worden: A Historic Gathering Place
Jan. 19 – Jan. 20
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Noon- 4 PM

Jan. 21
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Jan. 21
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. 24
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Jan. 25
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-9 PM

RV Camping at Fort Worden
VIDEO
RV Camping at Fort Worden
Jan. 26
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-8 PM

Jan. 26 – May. 25 (Saturdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Jan. 27
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
1:00 - 3:00

The first walk in the 2019 “Sundays in the Park” series of natural history walks will be a bird walk on January 27 led by naturalists and wildlife advocates Lorna and Darrell Smith.
 
Partners in both work and life, Lorna and Darrell have been Lead Naturalists for the Jefferson Land Trust’s Northwest Naturalist training course for the past six years. Prior to that, they spent four years in Costa Rica, where they worked on endangered species issues and operated a birding and natural history tour business.
 
Lorna Smith is currently Executive Director of Western Wildlife Outreach. A fifth-generation Washingtonian, she grew up exploring the shores of Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Darrell Smith hails from a family of pioneer ranchers, loggers, and miners in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology and did graduate work in Fisheries and Wildlife at the University of Washington.

Darrell and Lorna have wo
Feb. 2
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9 AM-4 PM

Feb. 2 – Feb. 3
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9:30-4 PM

Fort Worden Hike
VIDEO
Fort Worden Hike
Feb. 6 – Mar. 13 (Wednesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-NOON

Feb. 8
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-9 PM

Feb. 9 – Feb. 10
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

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
Feb. 16 – Feb. 17
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

Fort Worden Beaches and Bunkers
VIDEO
Fort Worden Beaches and Bunkers
Feb. 21 – Feb. 22
Port Townsend School of the Arts
1-4 PM

Feb. 23 – Feb. 24
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-1 PM

Feb. 26 – Mar. 26
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-8 PM

Feb. 26 – Mar. 26 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
1-4 PM

Mar. 2
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9 AM-4 PM

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