Free Local Workshops

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Workshops 
Fidalgo Bay Day
Come join us for a FREE, fun, family outing at our 18th annual Fidalgo Bay Day event on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 11 AM – 3 PM, at the Samish Indian Nation’s beautiful Fidalgo Bay Resort, located at 4701 Fidalgo Bay Road in Anacortes.  Celebrate our local estuaries and the beauty, history, and wonderful marine life. Take part in our popular educational beach seining demonstration, touch live marine critters in Shannon Point Marine Center’s undersea zoo, get creative at the kid friendly craft tables, play fun games, win prizes, and learn about local projects and volunteer opportunities at the many educational exhibits staffed by local agencies and organizations.  In addition to all the fun activities, you will get the chance to taste complimentary chowders and samples of Taylor Shellfish seafood BBQ’d to perfection by our volunteers and enjoy a fabulous no-host traditional salmon BBQ lunch offered by members of the Samish Indian Nation. New this year is the "Fidalgo Bay Day Chowder Challenge"!  Four local restaurants will be competing in the fun chowder taste-off: Adrift, Bob's Chowder Bar, Secret Cove Restaurant, and 13Moons Resaurant.  Event attendees will have the opportunity to taste complimentary samples of delicious local chowders and vote on which one they like best! So come early and don't miss out on the fun!! Fidalgo Bay Day is Skagit MRC's signature educational event that has taken place each year since 2004. It is supported by many partners and volunteers.  The purpose of this free event is to increase public awareness of the marine environment and foster environmental stewardship. This event is funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Assistance Agreement [CE-01J97401].
Where:
Fidalgo Bay Resort
4701 fidalgo bay road
When:
Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11:00 AM

Kitsap Eco Kids: Beaver Believer StoryWalk
Enjoy a FREE interactive story with your family as you stroll through the pages of  "I'm Done" by Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan at the Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park, open from dawn 'till dusk.(Parking is by the Dog Park/Skate Park, the StoryWalk is along the Clear Creek Trail heading south.) The story is available the entire month of September. Join us on Wednesday, September 14th from 5:30-6:30 for an outdoor storytime, crafting opportunity, and a chance to see our local beaver colony in action.  This program is offered in partnership with the Stormwater Division of Kitsap County Public Works and Kitsap Regional Library.   The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Where:
Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park
11601 silverdale way nw
When:
Thursday, September 1, 2022, 08:00 AM

Salmon SEEson
Fall is here, and salmon are returning to streams and rivers around Puget Sound to spawn. Watch for these natural beauties at viewing sites near you or tour around the county virtually from home! Use the map on our website to find self-guided sites near you and virtual opportunities.
Where:
Various throughout the region
varied
When:
Thursday, September 1, 2022, 09:00 AM

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