Deep Dive: The Elwha Project and Orca & Salmon Workshop - Oct. 18-20, 2019

Salmon are critical to the survival of our endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales that inhabit the Salish Sea. Whether you desire to continue your education as a Naturalist or simply have an interest in knowing more about salmon and the Southern Resident Killer Whales, The Whale Museum’s Deep Dive: The Elwha Project and Orca & Salmon Recovery Workshop provides a great opportunity to learn!

During this workshop, you’ll be immersed in a Deep Dive of learning about salmon, the recovery of the Elwha River and the effects this recovery has had on the nearshore ecosystem, as well as the importance of Critical Habitat to the Southern Resident Killer Whales. A field trip to the Salmon Cascades of the Sol Duc River is included, where returning coho salmon can be seen from late September into early November.

The course begins on Friday afternoon and runs through Sunday afternoon. It includes evening lectures on Friday and local day field trips on Saturday and Sunday. Classroom presentations will take place in Port Angeles, WA.

Price:  $325-Member, $375-Non-Member

Fees cover: Transportation to all field locations from Port Angeles; Lunches on Saturday and Sunday; Dinners on Friday and Saturday.

Please register early as space is limited to 20 participants. To secure your spot, you will need to complete and return a registration form after you complete your payment. Registration deadline is October 1.

In need of lodging in Port Angeles for this workshop? The Red Lion Hotel has several blocked rooms at a group discounted rate of $94 (plus taxes) a night for this workshop weekend. You can find out more about the Red Lion Hotel. Be sure to let them know you are attending this workshop to receive the discount.

Please contact Tracie Merrill with any questions via email at or by phone (360) 378-4710 ext. 23 .


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