Education & Outreach

Education & Outreach

The MRC supports active stewardship of Jefferson County’s marine resources by providing science-based education and promoting community involvement. This work includes working with community partners, informing and involving local residents in hands-on projects, offering educational workshops for shoreline landowners and county residents, and building community support and appreciation for restoration, conservation and water quality improvement projects. 

See the 2023 education and outreach project summary report here.

Emily Buckner with Puget Sound Restoration Fund leading a live larval crab monitoring demonstration


In 2021-2022, the MRC partnered with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to launch a new speaker series that couples presentations with in-the-field experiences focused on local marine resources and issues. You can watch recordings of these presentations here:

  • "Microplastics as Marine Debris" by Andrew Mason (NOAA Marine Debris Program); coupled with a beach cleanup event
  • “King Tides and Sea Level Rise” by Bridget Trosin (WA Sea Grant) and Dave Wilkinson, a Marine Weather Instructor; coupled with a MyCoast app demonstration for documenting king tides (a social distancing-friendly event)
  • "Dungeness Crab in the Salish Sea" by Emily Buckner (PNW Crab Research Group Program Coordinator, Puget Sound Restoration Fund), Dr. Katelyn Bosely (WA Department of Fish and Wildlife) and Dr. Elizabeth Tobin (Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Shellfish Program); coupled with a live larval crab monitoring demonstration

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Education & Outreach