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Date: April 3, 2015
Contact: Lisa Rillie, WSU Kitsap County Extension
360.337.7157 (3244) or
No: 2015-029

Explore the wonders of Puget Sound with Kitsap Beach Naturalists

(Poulsbo, WA) Washington State University Kitsap County Extension and Washington Sea Grant present the 2015 Kitsap Beach Naturalist training, an opportunity for the public to take a series of classes to learn more about marine life and shorelines, both in the classroom and while exploring beaches.

Classes take place 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday evenings, April 9 through May 14 at the Poulsbo Marine Science Center, 18743 Front Street. Adults and teens are welcome; children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost for the six sessions is $65. Scholarships are available.

Surrounded by water, the Kitsap Peninsula is an amazing place to learn about and enjoy sea life. Over the course of six evening classes and a variety of field trips, participants learn about sea stars, clams, crabs, and other critters, as well as seaweeds and plants that live on local beaches. Discussion will also focus on Salish Sea oceanography, shoreline living, conservation, and restoration.

After the training, participants will be qualified to volunteer in exciting service projects, which include beach explorations, local community events and service and monitoring projects that help protect and enhance Kitsap shorelines.

For more information, go to or register online at

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Last Updated:  April 03, 2015